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Food Category Manager

Employer
C2 Recruitment Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Specialists
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 May 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Category Manager - Food

Cumbria (base but with national travel)

Up to £35,000

Our client is a successful Multi-Faceted retailer, who is continuing it's ambitious growth plans despite these challenging times. They are seeking a Food Category Manager to support in the planning, co-ordination and execution of trading activity across the estate.

The role is varied, and each day will be different. You will work to deliver all aspects of category management including delivery of range reviews, range optimization, product merchandising floor layout recommendations, category data analysis, performance monitoring, standards setting and delivery and strong internal and external relationship building. The offer includes frozen, chilled, ambient, and fresh goods and as such requires an understanding of Food Hygiene regulations.

Skills required:
  • Understanding data sources, ability to use the latest tools competently & effectively to source information accurately and quickly and then turn data into insight.
  • Excellent excel skills and numerically competent. Monitoring market changes and competitor products and prices
  • Taking the agreed strategy and bringing it to life in a compelling way, tailoring to the audience. Engaging and confident presentation verbal and non verbal style.
  • Lead Visual merchandising when planning new range layouts in centres to promote key range changes.
  • Liaising with existing suppliers and negotiating deals. Sourcing new and on-trend products and building relations with new suppliers both locally and nationally
  • Ability to build relationships across internal and external teams and react to feedback from retail managers.
  • Commercially aware with the ability to act fast when issues arise in order to mitigate any losses in this date restricted category

The role will be part office/home based and part travel to Northern England, North Wales and Scotland.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the position available apply with your CV today by clicking on the apply button.

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