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Category Manager
East Midlands | Mults
01 Jul 2020
East Midlands
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best


  • Provide strategic direction for the development of Meals within our retail partners, including identification of new opportunities
  • Develop a Meals category plan, to deliver growth in line with the aims & objectives 
  • Drive the Category agenda including Category Planning, Pricing, Promotions, Pack/Price strategies, Perfect Store and NPD Commerciality across the business
  • Share in an engaging way the latest category performance, trends & insight, with recommendations on how to outperform the market
  • Creation & implementation of category & shopper marketing strategies
  • Lead activity from research & concept through to instore activation & customer communication


  • Build relationships with relevant retailer stakeholders, so we are their first point of contact for category expertise
  • Identify growth opportunities both within the Meals category & new propositions
  • Develop clear & compelling actions based on insights from the macro environment, market, retailer, shopper & consumer
  • Develop tactical plans across store formats including online, space, flow & SKU distribution which deliver growth
  • Deliver category arguments in line with the overall strategy, using data from multiple sources, to deliver growth in our categories
  • Influencing product briefs & leading the internal Gate 0
  • Management & delivery of regular monthly & seasonal reporting
  • Build a rolling promotional plan, with recommendations based on meeting shoppers needs and Category commercial objectives, including activation
  • Additionally


  • Champion the voice of the consumer & shopper, promoting & influencing a consumer led culture across commercial & development teams
  • Use a model of Plan-Do-Review to ensure that we measure success & take improvements forward for future projects
  • Work collaboratively with our retailers, providing consistent end-to-end support



  • A background working for an FMCG manufacturer or retailer in Category or Commercial
  • Experience interpreting market and consumer insight data (Nielsen, Kantar etc.)
  • Commercial acumen and the confidence to turn opportunities into sales
  • Detail orientated
  • A proven ability in delivering insightful presentations with impact which deliver tangible outcomes
  • Keen to develop knowledge and be an expert, talking articulately about the industry, retailer, shopper & consumer
  • Compelling and engaging communication style that conveys the expertise expected of a Manager
  • Ability to grow relationships with key stakeholders & influence at all levels


  • Category Manager with a proven track record in fresh food for at least 3 years
  • Experience in working with major multiple retailer/s
  • Experience working with retailer loyalty data
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