Category Manager

  • Commercial
  • London
  • £negotiable
  • W6006
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Rachel - 0345 2600 737

The Company

Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial challenger brand where you can share and indulge your passion for Category Management? This premium brand are rapidly expanding with ambitions to be the greatest in their sector through captivating consumers with their culinary creations and inspired flavour combinations. To help them expand they need a highly talented, engaging and creative Category Manager to make a real difference to this brand.

The Role

In this exciting and challenging role you’ll be responsible for the day to day category management of a range of delicious food products for the major retailers. Reporting to the Category Controller you’ll be applying your commercial insight to provide world class marketing standards and strategically develop new business opportunities to help the brand realise its full potential.

With your flair for spotting the latest food and consumer trends you’ll anticipate the direction of the category, working closely with internal teams to lead the category agenda. You’ll be responsible for a number of customers and be able to understand their objectives, form strong, proactive relationships where you become a valuable extension of their team.

You will work closely with the Sales & Marketing team to really understand the brand and customer performance so that you can you can support with the innovation pipeline. This will also mean keeping on top of all the latest trends, how they can be harnessed into benefitting brand growth and keeping ahead of the competition.

The Person

Suit a really talented, curious and experienced category manager who has the right balance of commerciality and creativity to help drive business growth. You’ll be fully trained on IRI and as a self-starter you will really thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you can really dig into data, find amazing insights and then bring them to life to the brand forward. Being able to communicate, collaborate and influence with a natural ease is key to this role as you will need to demonstrate perspective with impact as well as set an agenda that others will follow.

Ideally you will have worked with one of the top 4 retailers managing an innovative food or drink category and are now looking for the chance to work in a different way, embrace change and make things happen.

If you have the commercial acumen to keep up with the pace of this progressive food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.