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Category Manager

Employer
2 Sisters Food Group - Meal Solutions
Location
East Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive Salary + Company Benefits
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Category Management, Marketing

Category Manager

2 Sisters Food Group – Meals Solutions

Monday to Friday

Midlands - Hybrid Working with regular travel up 2 days per week.

Competitive Salary + Benefits

The Meals Solutions division of 2 Sisters Food Group is seeking an experienced and driven Category Manager to join our established divisional team.

About Us:

When you join 2 Sisters Food Group, you will become part of one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers with ambitious plans and as such you can look forward to working with a group of talented colleagues with a shared passion for quality, service and most importantly, food.

This role sits within our Meals Solutions division. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we couldn’t do it without our team.

It is a team where everyone counts where we empower you with trust and give you the freedom to deliver. In everything, we do what we say and accept accountability which allows our customers to trust us to create great tasting, innovative and quality meal solutions.

About The Role:

Reporting into the Category and Insight Controller, this position will play an essential role in the development of relationships with our key customers. The Category Manager will be expected to work closely with the team and other stakeholders to manage day to day customer relationships, deliver on projects and produce the data and insights needed to exceed client expectations.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Investigate, identify, and utilise appropriate trends & information data, including retail, online and out of home in the UK and selected countries around the world.
  • Work with teams across the division to create innovative, insight driven product and promotional strategies to grow sales and profitability both internally and for all key customers and brands.
  • Review relevant events and NPD launches across the market identifying clear conclusions and next steps.
  • Analyse weekly and monthly data and produce reports and presentations to deliver to key customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Evaluate EPOS and market data as well as customer demographics, and shopping habits - draw meaningful conclusions and propose creative ways to maximise sales opportunities in store and online for all customers & brands.

This will be a hybrid mobile position requiring regular travel to sites across the division.

About You:

To excel in this Category Manager role you will need to demonstrate:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role, ideally within Chilled Food Manufacturing.
  • Demonstrable experience of support major retailers such as M&S or ASDA.
  • Strong understanding and ability to use / manipulate IRI, Kantar and other intelligence sources.
  • Excellent presentation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Full UK Driving License and the flexibility to travel to site and customers as needed.

In return for your hard work and dedication we are offering an excellent starting salary and benefits, 35 days holiday and the opportunity to support a market leader in their next stage of growth.

If you feel you have the skills and experienced needed to excel in this Category Manager role, then apply today to find out more.

The interview process will consist of a call from our recruitment team, followed by video interview and then an on-site interview with our hiring team that will include a short presentation.

At 2 Sisters we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and commit to fairness and equality for all employees and applicants. This includes age, disability, neurodiversity, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and maternity.

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