Category Development Manager

Manchester, UK
14 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Development Manager
Circa £45,000 plus benefits including company car
Manchester city centre with regular UK wide travel

Were looking for a category development manager to join us and champion the needs of our customers during the category planning process. At Coop, were proud to put people at the forefront of every decision we make. If you can bring us the category planning experience and outstanding communication skills that were looking for, we can offer you the chance to define your profile with a business that puts people at the heart of its strategy.

As a category development manager, youll collaborate with all kinds of people from across our retail business, supporting and shaping the category planning process. Well look to you to be a trusted business partner, providing expert advice to your colleagues as well as improving relationships with our external suppliers. Youll have a rare opportunity to shape the future of the customer offering in our stores, gaining insight from data to make sure were making business decisions that will benefit our customers, members, and colleagues.
What youll do
\* work collaboratively with internal business partners, building on relationships and exploring ways of improving processes
\* be involved in all category planning for your area, planning and reviewing the commercial delivery of products to our stores
\* analyse and review data around promotions, pricing and product development using insight to drive customerled thinking
\* explore new products to introduce to the Coop and build existing brands
\* use insight technology such as Nielsen, Kantar and ISI to access data, pull reports and provide valuable insight to the business
\* carry out line management duties for one direct report
\* manage relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners at various levels
This role would suit people who have
\* previous experience in a category management role
\* experience in FMCG Supply base or food retail
\* an analytical mindset and experience of working with complex data
\* proficient use of data insight tools such as Nielsen, Kantar or ISI
\* intermediate ability with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
\* the ability to engage with and influence multiple internal and external business partners
\* confidence to comfortably communicate with colleagues at all levels
\* previous line management experience would be beneficial
\* experience in project management, or using JDA (specifically the category management suite) would be beneficial
Why Coop?

Here youll do work that matters. Were a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, youll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Coop and stronger communities. Youll also get a package that includes:

competitive salary
coaching, training and support to help you develop
pension with up to 10% employer contributions
annual incentive scheme
28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
discounts on Coop products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

Were actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Coop people policies at ######.###/peoplepolicies.

As part of your application youll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.

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