Category and Innovation Manager | Fresh Food

Dartford, UK
18 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working with a highly successful and well regarded fresh food manufacturer, who have had an incredible couple of years. They have experienced phenomenal growth and have lead the way for a number of similar businesses for some years. They have a requirement for a Category and Innovations Manager to join their team, in order to help consolidate and continue this growth. They have big plans and you will be a big part of this.

The Job:

You will be reporting into the Head of Sales, but dealing with a number of teams internally in order to develop and implement the business' category plans. The business has a great reputation for driving NPD within their category and you will need to work closely with this department to highlight the next big areas for growth. You will be managing the flow of data within the company and ensuring that shopper insights are communicated and acted on accordingly. If the role is going well, then there will be some clear and demonstrable indicators to success:- new customer wins, increased store distribution, increased sales from existing space to name but a few.

The Candidate:

Clearly, this role is not for someone with fleeting experience in this area. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience within Category Management who is used to working within a fresh food business, ideally fresh produce or food manufacturing. Clear and effective communication is a key part of this role as you will be liaising with senior teams both internally and externally. Often, deadlines will be short and sudden, so you will need to be able to prioritise and manage your workflow effectively. And, it should go without saying...experience of working with data from the likes of Kantar, IRI, dunnhumby etc is essential.

If this role sounds like a good fit and you want to have a confidential conversation about it, please get in touch with Morten Andresen on (phone number removed) or apply to the advert

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