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Junior Category Manager

D R Newitt
London (Greater)
£35,000 - £42,000
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management, National Accounts
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Job Details

Do you want to work closely with Waitrose? An NPD led business is currently looking to add a Junior Category Manager to the team.

The successful person will be given great training & development to take on more responsibility and grow with the business. The company work across meat, health and vegan food product ranges. The role will be a 50/50 mix of home & officed based.

The position will be the main contact with Waitrose and be responsible for ensuring the relationship is as strong as possible by using Category & Insights to deliver growth. The role will also have strong cross-functional requirements with NPD and Marketing along with the National Accounts team.

The Role:

  • Work closely with Waitrose category & buying team
  • Understand how a category performs and how shoppers behave in different channels and formats, so that specific retailer recommendations can be made
  • Customer facing - own and drive the category agenda ensuring both Kerry and your retailer win in the market today and in the future

The Person:

  • The candidate must come from a food background dealing with national accounts, whether that is buying, category or sales background is open
  • Interest in NPD
  • Excellent with numbers and data along with insights.

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to or contact John Hancock on 0131 226 5060


D R Newitt are Food, Drink and FMCG recruitment specialists providing permanent and interim recruitment services: 

We offer Headhunting, Search & Selection and Advertising services across the following disciplines:
•    Sales
•    Marketing and Category
•    Executive
•    Supply Chain / Buying
•    Technical / Quality
•    NPD / Process / Development Chefs
•    Operations / Manufacturing
•    Engineering
•    HR and Finance

To enquire about a specific role or to have a confidential discussion about your career path, call or email us:

  • Edinburgh Office 0131 226 5060 
  • Manchester Office 0161 833 0181

Find Us
0131 226 5060
38 Melville Street
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