Operating as an autonomous division of a significant UK food manufacturer, our client has created an enviable reputation for delivering fantastic food products to consumers who are literally chomping them up. As a result, the retailers have elevated the business to Category Partner and so to maintain these high standards the business requires a Junior Category Manager to join their team.
As part of a wider team this role will sit across Marketing and NPD to provide insights from market trends, consumer insights and pricing architectures along with commercial changes taking place across this fast paced and dynamic market. To achieve this, you will be working across multiple internal stakeholders in Sales, NPD and Marketing whilst meeting with retailers on a weekly basis to develop new strategies for future growth.
This is an environment for those earning freedom from the corporate glue of large multinationals as there will be few “policies and procedures” but plenty of freedom. So you must be self-organised and motivated to deliver in a fast paced and uncompromising environment.
This role is central to understanding the competitive landscape of the business and provide a platform for further strategic decision making. Therefore, you will be at the heart of the business with a view of everything that is taking place.
Supporting the Category Lead in developing strategic direction in the collation of reports, analysis and interpretation of market data/data tools such as Nielsen, IRI, Kantar, Dunnhumby, Epos or similar to provide learnings and insights into the relevant markets; to enhance business decision making. These analytical skills will be complimented with strong communication competencies, presentation skills and excellent organisational which are balanced with outside the box thinking.
This will enable you to identify not just market trends but future opportunities that can be capitalised through your interaction with retail customers on a face to face basis.
You must be bright, sharp, self-organised, excellent eye for detail and the passion and aptitude to operate in this fast paced but exciting action driven environment to create exciting insights and category strategies to win. Providing clear analysis and conclusions.
With 3-8 years’ experience in a commercial category function this will provide an opportunity to develop your career through the groups training program which will lead to future promotion and development.