Senior Category Manager

Job Title: Senior Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Reference: 7208
Contact Name: Becky Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 21, 2018 16:24

Job Description

We have partnered with an innovative FMCG food business who are looking for a senior level category manager to join their innovative and established commercial team.

They are looking for an experienced Category Manager or Retail Buyer, who ideally has previously worked within the short shelf life product space.

This is a newly created role for the business - you will be responsible for managing and growing their new online proposition, as well as driving profitability across existing customer channels.

This is a fantastic opportunity with a truly inspiring business.


  • Develop category strategies, in line with company strategy, including pricing, ranging, and promotional activity
  • Put in place robust processes with our cross functional teams to ensure we achieve best service, cost, continual improvement, innovation and quality from our supply base ensuring all joint targets for the Goods For Resale Buying Team/ Regions are achieved on time and in full
  • Ensuring process efficiencies within to ensure we are best in class
  • Ensure Head of Buying is aware of significant issues and utilise his/her intervention to aid negotiation as necessary

Skills & experience:

  • Category management or purchasing experience - minimum 5 years
  • Experience of working within an FMCG food/drinks business - ideally fresh & chilled
  • SAP or equivalent experience / knowledge - minimum 3 years
  • Project management experience - demonstrable
  • Experience within a multi site / international business
  • A dynamic and action orientated character who is able to deliver tangible results.
  • Able to build strong commercial relationships with key suppliers / internal customers.
  • A proven track record in category & project management
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Supplier management - demonstrable
  • Legal contractual management skills - demonstrable
  • High negotiation skills
  • A solid understanding of supply chain processes
  • Drive and dynamism, with high levels of competitive spirit and energy

Please apply here or get in touch with Becky Evans at for a confidential conversation

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