Category Manager Fresh Produce

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Buckinghamshire, UK
18 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop as a Category manager in the FMCG Industry?

Your new company
A rapidly growing company that provide quality food produce to businesses. They believe that local is better and want to use local suppliers on a national scale.

Your new role
You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of category plans by managing price changes and pricing standards, supporting the implementation of products and promotions that drive profitability, and managing supplier and operational issues:

Key Objectives:
  • Provide leadership to our supply partners, an intimate knowledge of the Fresh Produce category is essential, including seasonal variances, market fluctuation, statutory legislation and developments.
  • Monitor product quality/availability, monthly review to set prices.
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of the annual category plan, with regard to savings, service and supplier rationalisation
  • Own and maintain the supplier contract files ensuring all regulatory evidence is accurately maintained.
  • Devising long-term procurement strategies.
  • Support operations with the mobilisation and demobilisation of suppliers to customer sites.
  • Prepare and report monthly category sales/margin figures
  • Prepare monthly Shopping Basket analysis for the Sales Team Work with customer services to resolve supply issues and new product requests
  • Supporting project reviews and re-tendering of customer contracts Develop key working relationships with key suppliers via regular review meetings

What you'll need to succeed
  • QSR, Grocery or Convenience Retail Experience a plus.
  • Experience negotiating with vendors
  • Strong leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • You will have previous experience of working in procurement functions
  • You must be able to work on own initiative, be highly organised, analytically minded and a strong communicator.
  • Supply Chain experience within the food industry

What you need to do now
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