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Category Manager

KP Snacks
Slough, Berkshire
Competitive base salary + car allowance, bonus & great benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management, Marketing, Sales
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Category Manager - Convenience & Impulse

Slough based contract (hybrid model)

Please note: this is not a buying/procurement role

As a Category Manager, with responsibility for the Convenience & Impulse channel, you'll build a trusted category partnership with key Managed Impulse retailers in the Channel through developing and delivering inspiring category solutions & recommendations that generate category growth and KP market share growth. You'll take ownership of key internal category consulting processes including internal and external Period Reporting and providing ad hoc analysis and insight to support our sales team in delivering its internal and external objectives. You'll also act as the voice of Managed Impulse in the business; ensuring customer trends and opportunities are being shared and shaping the development of business opportunities.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Keep the customer at the heart of our business
  • Lead the commercial agenda within KP
  • Drive insight, planning, and category vision
  • Develop category capability across commercial teams

You'll join a growing, performing business that, with a multi-award-winning culture is friendly, welcoming, and supportive. We encourage everyone to be the best they can be, working together to achieve great results.

The Category team is a key central function and this role could offer multiple development routes within the commercial functions for the successful applicant.

We are also incredibly proud to have been named as one of the Top 25 Best Big Companies and one of the Top 10 Food & Drink Companies to work for in the UK (via Best Companies)

You'll need to come from a commercial background and will preferably have worked with some of the following data agencies:

Nielsen, Kantar, BrandView, DunnHumby, IRI and Salesout

You'll also need to be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • High levels of numeracy and commerciality
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Growth mindset
  • Tenacity and resilience


At KP Snacks we are passionate about our people and proud to offer exciting rewarding careers across our business.
Do you like the idea of joining KP’s awesome team of happy snackers?  We have a brilliant culture and opportunities in many different functions, so if you’re talented, enthusiastic and up for a challenge, we want to hear from you.
Wherever you work at KP Snacks, you’ll receive excellent training and support to help you be the best you can be.
We’re an expanding company and – as part of the privately owned Intersnack Group – there’s always the possibility to develop your career further afield in Europe as well as in the UK

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