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Category Manager | Chilled Food | Cambridge

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Category Manager | Chilled Food | Cambridge

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    Fresh Produce, Food

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    Morten Andresen

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    10 days ago

Category Manager | Chilled Food | Cambridge

About Our Client
Our client is a leading manufacturer of fresh/chilled food. They supply the major UK food retailers with a variety of products. They have a great reputation for quality and service levels and have built real, collaborative relationships with their customers. They have multiple locations across the UK are committed to delivering products which add value to their customers and consumers.

About the Role
This role will focus on the category relationship for a very core retail customer. You will utilise your category and data experience to drive relationships and make the most of any commercial opportunities within the customer. You will be adept at using Excel and know how to make the most of data from Kantar and IRI. You will use these skills to ensure our client and their customers are reaching their target market, increasing market share and creating the best possible range of products in a very fast paced and short shelf life product environment. You will work very closely with the NPD, Commercial teams and other internal stakeholders to deliver the best options for the business and customers.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a proven category background in a food retailer / food retail supplier. You will be dynamic and able to work at real pace. You will be a strong communicator and be able to stand on your own two feet and be self-assured. You will be able to problem solve and work closely with internal/external teams to deliver. You will have experience in working with retailer systems. Being able to mine data from Kantar, IRI and POS providers to create a sales story and category argument based on numbers and data will be imperative to this role. You will be able to present to retailers and show your passion for food and their customers. You will be presenting directly to their retailer as well so experience of direct contact with a customer is important.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have held previous roles as a category manager within the food industry supplying the major retailers. You will need to have experience with Kantar and/or IRI data and be able to show your ability to turn this into a category plan to deliver commercial results. The role is based in the Cambridge area, but there will (after initial learning period) be some flexibility to work remotely as well, possibly 2-3 days a week depending on the work week. Someone based within an hour of Cambridge would have an advantage.

How To Apply
If this sounds like you, please click apply now. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Morten Andresen on 01780 480 530 or send an email to