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Senior Category Manager

Signature Career Management
North Yorkshire
Up to £70,000
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management

Job Details

Are you a data driven category marketer who translates data into insights, and produces unmatched creative storytelling presentations to both internal and external stakeholders? Is a company who looks after it’s employees and has a track record of delivering on internal progression, a company that sounds like they could be your next employer?


If so, then my client has an opportunity that you won’t be able to say no to!


Signature Career Management have exclusively partnered with a global blue-chip food company who are a household name in the frozen food category. With a history spanning well over 60 years, they are still going from strength to strength and have huge growth plans for the next 5 years. They are constantly adding exciting new products to their portfolio (with 4 new acquisitions over the last 3 years!) to build a diversified presence across multiple channels and categories. They are looking to bring on a Senior Category Manager who is either an experienced Category Manager or a current Senior Category Manager. The main thing for them is that you are a conscientious, driven individual, with a growth mindset, who can be commercial and analytical at the same time. Having one without the other will not be enough for this role – you need to be able to analyse and interpret data, to then produce strong insights and effective story telling for both external retails as well as internal stakeholders. This role is adaptable based on your experience – there is potential for line management responsibilities!


If this sounds like you then READ ON!


Key responsibilities…


  • Lead and develop first class category & consumer insights making clear recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be the expert in understanding the brand's consumer, the category consumer of the future and how the brand will continue to recruit them including recommendations on price and promotions.
  • Lead the consumer research to land lots more category-breaking innovations over the coming years.
  • To work closely with the sales team to maximise the performance of priority ranges within customers to improve distribution and ensure delivery of the commercial plan.
  • To continue acting as category captains, and to maintain the current phase of growth with an element of sensitivity to the wider market.
  • To build relationships and trust with key customers to positively influence core category performance for mutual benefit.
  • Customer engagement through Category Reviews, Range Reviews, New Product Presentations and customer-specific work e.g. Promotional analysis and total Frozen category recommendations.
  • To be a category partner for a defined product area.


You will have…


  • Experience in a Category Manager or Senior Category Manager capacity.
  • Experience working with data sets like IRI, Kantar, Dunhumby, Retail Link or HIVE.
  • The ability to develop relationships with internal and external customers.
  • The ability to influence others, manage projects and turn insights into actions.

The successful applicant will have experience in performing in an FMCG Category or Sales role, dealing with major Grocery Retailers. Any experience of working with a wider breadth of customers will be advantageous. You must be a team player with a positive attitude and be an excellent relationship builder, confident in presentation skill. Clearly you will be highly numerical, a whizz with data with a curious mind capable of delivering compelling insights. Consumer Insights is also key here as the business has BIG growth plans and given their market position needs to build on this!


To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

Please note Signature Career Management is acting as an employment agency.






Signature Career Management’s passion is placing leading FMCG talent who go on to transform the performance of teams and organisations across the world.

We have a team of consultants who specialise solely within the Sales & Marketing functions of FMCG, enabling their collective knowledge and network to provide candidates a distinct advantage in their job search. Our consultants are targeted on feedback, not fees, so have your best interests at heart, and the candidates we place regularly go on to become our clients as they look to build out their own teams. This is testament to our relationship-led approach. 

If you don’t see any vacancies that interest you at this time but would like to work more proactively to secure your next role, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. One of our consultants can talk you through how we can open doors to your next opportunity.  

Company info
0161 274 9184 / 020 3196 0869
Signature Career Management
1st Floor, Ropewalks
Newton Street
SK11 6QJ

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