Category Manager

Aunt Bessie's
Kingston upon Hull
11 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Category Manager (initially 6 Months), Hull, You will provide a customer marketing focal point in the development of new channels and customers. You will develop specific growth targets attached to these developing channelsand customers through driving category insight, providing category management expertise to influence the business strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain expertise on customer and category performance and act as the key advisor within the business on day to day activities and project based initiatives

  • You will build close relationships with sales, marketing and planning disciplines of the business and use influence to ensure:

  1. Category thinking is central to the business planning process

  2. Category Management principles are considered in new projects, ventures and processes

  3. Customer needs / nuances are reflected in proposed solutions

  • You will develop strong external customer relationships to ensure Aunt Bessie’s are instrumental within the accounts acting as a strong category advisor

  • Support the Brand Team in brand planning to ensure we have a strong plan for the future

Skills & Experience:

As the ideal candidate, you will have excellent analytical skills and be able to turn complex data into compelling and actionable insights; you will also:

  • Be educated to degree level in a business\related subject

  • Have proven experience of working within FMCG

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills; and be an influencer

  • Be able to demonstrate a broad business knowledge and understanding

  • Have basic knowledge of retail channels

  • Be computer literate to an advanced level; IRI / Nielsen experience is desirable

  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving in a timely manner

  • Be positive and personable at all times; being highly self-aware

  • Have ownership and responsibility for personal growth as well as cross functional development of team working throughout the business and with external partners / agencies

  • Have a high degree of tolerance for uncertainty due to ever changing commercial environment

About us

Aunt Bessie’s is a company with strong values and the desire to balance short and long term growth, further diversifying and building our brand. As market leader across a number of sectors within the UK frozen food category we are known and loved by our consumers for delivering food that is the next best thing to home-made. From our heartland Yorkshire Puddings and Potatoes to newer, on-trend products like Vegetable Chips, Aunt Bessie’s provides a helping hand in the kitchen and is committed to building a business to be proud of.

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