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Category Manager - Chilled
Yorkshire | Chilled | OL
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best

A private label gourmet meat manufacturer is seeing to appoint an experienced category manager with a flair for marketing. The company has numerous sites all across the UK. As a supplier of gourmet goods the company enjoys a fast paced working environment where ambitious individuals have the chance to excel and progress.

The Role

  • To develop and deliver category growth plans for a number of different OL product categories across a portfolio of retailers.
  • Understand key consumer and shopper behaviours as well as a detailed understanding of category data.
  • Develop & build relationships with specified key retailers to position the business as preferred supplier and influence implementation of category plans.
  • Develop expertise in key areas of operation but look to identify new opportunities and lead Gate 1 Innovation processes internally and externally.
  • Ability to look beyond the data and create the vision for category & business growth!
The Person
  • Experience of working within a Category Management function, in an FMCG business – ideally chilled / fresh
  • Strategic thinking.  Ability to look beyond the data to glean insights and support business / category growth
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills to derive insight from complex data sources and work effectively with numeric data sets and spreadsheets.
  • Attention to detail and creativity skills to deliver new ways of working
  • Experience of using market data, (e.g. IRI, Nielsen, Kantar, Dunnhumby, Aimia).
  • Confident decision maker and strong communication/influencing skills 
  • Ability to maintain and grow relationships with all levels internally and externally
  • Presentation skills to deliver a clear flow and structure, from objective through analysis, observations, insights and learnings to proposals
  • Passionate about food and consumer trends; able to inspire and engage.
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