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Category Manager

G's Group
Barway, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
At the forefront of modern farming and food production, G's is one of the largest fresh produce providers in the UK, producing over one billion packs of healthy products a year.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to join our central marketing and insights team to support the business in the development of understanding market landscape, drivers, trends, competition, and shopper behaviour to enable the business to provide recommendations to our key customers, alongside strengthening our customer relationships and continuing to be a Category partner of choice to the retailers.

Key responsibilities for our Category Manager:
  • Support Joint Business Planning with commercial and product management teams with a particular emphasis on range reviews, EPD and NPD and broader category projects.
  • Ensure that the correct product matrix, marketing, and promotional activities are in place across all channels (In Store, Online, Convenience etc) within Grocery.
  • Contribute to the annual planning cycle and longer-term commercial strategy.
  • Building a strong relationship with the trade planning and merchandising teams across all key customers within Grocery
  • Represent G's business with authenticity, gravitas, and pride.
  • Aid management of the relationships with data suppliers and the company's insight budget
  • Supporting the wider commercial team with objective category specific requests

Candidate requirements for our Category Manager:
  • FMCG experience in category management in a blue-chip or large SME environment with a good knowledge of the UK FMCG market.
  • Strong presenting and communication skills teamed with outstanding collaboration and people skills.
  • Highly analytical, comfortable working with a wide range of data to make fact-based decisions, you can translate insight into concrete customer marketing actions and have an ability to 'see beyond the data' to make good commercial decisions.
  • Ability to work with continuous (e.g., Kantar, Nielsen, IRI, Dunnhumby Nectar loyalty) or ad hoc market and consumer data and to put the "Customer First" to identify opportunities for the business and retailers.
  • Demonstrates an ability to convince others of one's point of view and ideas to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals. Able to challenge thinking and decision making internally & externally.
  • Strong relationship builder, you can drive cross-functional collaboration across internal and external teams.
  • Ability to prioritise a complex customer agenda with multiple touch points.
  • Results-orientated and entrepreneurial. You can develop strategies based on real world insight.
  • An ambitious, driven individual with an entrepreneurial nature looking to take their category management career to the next level.

What we offer:
  • 31 Days holiday per year including bank holidays.
  • Competitive Base salary, car allowance and bonus
  • 40 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Great Place to Work accredited.
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme available
  • Cinema and Sky Store discounts
  • Supermarket & other retailer discounts
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Holiday discounts
  • Life assurance & income protection
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Eyecare contributions
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Learning, development, and training opportunities including mentoring.
  • Regular social and charity events
  • Engagement in local community & early careers events
  • Onsite health checks, & annual flu jabs
  • Regular wellbeing sessions

We politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don't accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them

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