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Vacancy Details

Category Manager - Frozen
Yorkshire | Frozen | Branded
11 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best


We are looking to recruit an experience category manager for a branded producer of multi category products in Yorkshire.  The business has internationally recognised brands and prides itself on creating an open, positive and welcoming working environment with excellent employee benefits. NPD is a key driver for the business along with desire to develop candidates into the future leaders.


Purpose of Role


  • To support the development & execution of the product strategy together with the wider Category and Sales/Marketing teams.
  • To understand shopper and consumer insight together with brand marketing in order to contribute to the future development of the product category and the performance of their brands within that category.
  • To develop meaningful category relationships in specific retailers and become recognised as providing category leading insight.
  • To deliver powerful category based rationale /consumer shopper insight to maximise sales and shelf presence for their brands in specific retailers


Person Specification

  • Degree or Equivalent
  • Commercial role in a FMCG environment (2-3 years minimum).
  • Commercial background within a branded environment ideally category
  • Demonstrable use of category management approach to sales with major retailers.
  • IRI/Kantar experience - Experience of Pro Space desirable.
  • Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills.
  • IT literate (Microsoft Office) and numerate.
  • Retail background.
  • High level analytical and data interpretation
  • Excellent organization and time management.
  • Drive / Self-Motivation / Proactive / “Can Do “mentality.
  • Experienced Presenter
  • Team worker. Strong communication skills
  • Customer focused / ability to communicate and drive customer/category focus to other internal functions.
  • Passionate about food and category development.
  • Understanding and buy-in to company goals and objectives
  • Eagerness to challenge and be challenged in all aspects.


Paul Nyman Consultancy are a specialist recruitment consultancy based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We specialise in recruiting Sales, Category, Marketing, NPD & Technical professionals across the UK FMCG sector.

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