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Category Manager

Buckinghamshire   •   £35,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A unique and ambitious food business with fast growth plans
  • An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic & well established team

About Our Client

Our client is one of the largest FMCG producers in the UK with a wide range of products based in Buckinghamshire. They continue to build a winning business and take pride in the British Heritage of the business. The business has won many awards for product quality and high quality service.


Job Description

Responsibilities for the Category Manager will include but are not limited to:

  • Improve performance understanding
  • Immediate analysis of weekly/periodic sales performance
  • To include channel, tier and promotional impacts
  • Immediate analysis of weekly/periodic customer metrics
  • Via DunnHumby & Kantar understand performance drivers
  • Monthly Market Report Complied - Ensure external factors are understood and tracked
  • Customer usage and attitude tracked and understood
  • Via Cranswick waves track changes in customer behaviour influencing performance
  • Drive Tesco category growth YOY & out-performance vs. market
  • Based upon in-depth category and customer understanding make monthly & quarterly recommendations to help drive performance, areas of focus; Promotions / Pricing, Ranging, Channels and Product - Quality/Innovation
  • Lead weekly conference calls and quarterly cross supplier meetings delivering best in class action oriented insight
  • Maintain lead supplier position in Tesco
  • To help build a relationship with Tesco that means Cranswick are the preferred supplier for proposed category opportunities

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Category Manager will be educated to degree level or equivalent and with category management skills and experience. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and numerical skills to derive insight from complex data sources. Previous employment in an FMCG organisation is desirable.

What's on Offer

The candidate can expect a basic salary of between £35-£40K, with a very generous car allowance.