Category Manager - Grocery

Denner Hill
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Manager - Grocery

Hemel Hempstead

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a strategically important area of our business. As a Category Manager within our Grocery channel you will lead the development of our business relationship with one of our biggest customers. As part of our 2020 vision, it is vital we have an in-depth understanding of the category we operate in, how it can grow, how our brands can leverage these opportunities and that we can engage with our customers to bring this to life. The Category Manager will be responsible for developing strong customer relationships, leading their category thinking and supporting the delivery of our mutual long-term vision and strategies.

You will be responsible for leading the relationship with your customer across our entire brand portfolio and will spend time with the respective buying, trade planning and merchandising teams. You will also need to develop relationships with your key internal stakeholders within our category strategy, insights, channel operations and commercial teams, playing a supporting role to the Senior Category Manager in developing our annual plans and setting targets for each of our commercial initiatives.

We are looking for applicants with a strong category background and extensive FMCG experience. We would expect successful candidates to have previous experience working with and able to demonstrate success within the channel, ideally within the Top 4 Grocery customers.

What we’re looking for in a Category Manager:

Solid experience of category management process & first-hand experience of managing customer relationshipsAble to demonstrate strong data & analytical skills, can cut to the heart of the problem getting to solutions with creativity and speedAbility to set a clear vision for the future and clearly articulate the key drivers for successCan build relationships and partnerships underpinned by openness, honesty and respectStrong communicator (written & presented) with good influence & facilitation skillsIs disciplined in thinking, decision making, action and follow through

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you. This exciting role could give you the opportunity to play an integral part in the future growth of one of the biggest categories within FMCG and be part of the delivery of some exciting innovation within the Britvic portfolio. Britvic is a very exciting and supportive place to be, with award winning brands, a clear vision for growth, a focus on personal development and an open and honest culture. We offer a comprehensive package for this position with excellent benefits and you’d be working with talented individuals in a vibrant workplace.

At Britvic, we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic, creative and admired soft drinks company in the world. The name behind big household favorites like Pepsi, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, J20, R Whites, 7Up, Tango, Purdeys plus a growing portfolio of premium brands, Britvic is one of the UK's leading players in the FMCG market. With a strong position both in the UK and internationally, we’re looking to build on our success with an ambitious growth plan. As our organisation continues to grow, it’s critical that we find new ways to create value for our customers.

We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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