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Category Executive/Assistant Category Manager Full Time

at CP Foods UK Ltd in Newmarket (Published at 11-07-2018)

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Category Executive/Assistant Category Manager to join our Category Marketing team based at Newmarket, reporting directly to the Category Manager. You will be working as part of a growing category marketing team to deliver sustainable value and volume growth across multiple chilled and frozen food sectors.

Job responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Category Manager in the development of long term category plans
  • Gathering and accurately interpreting data to form meaningful, actionable insight
  • Working with retailers to recommend range assortment and merchandising proposals
  • Influencing retailer buying and merchandising range briefs
  • Identifying opportunities via analysis of multiple data sources
  • Monitoring promotions and conducting post promotional evaluation
  • Working closely with Commercial, Product Development and Marketing teams to ensure they’re armed with relevant category insights and recommendations and to help deliver company objectives
  • Providing internal updates to keep the company up to date with market trends and insight

Job requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role within either FMCG, retail or agency
  • Knowledge of using and ability to accurately interpret data from Kantar, IRI, Dunnhumby and other providers, and experience of bringing these sources together to deliver key messages
  • Ability to handle multiple data sources to build compelling category stories and strategy
  • Strong analytical skills with a passion to understand shopper behaviour
  • Energy, enthusiasm and drive to engage internal and external partners
  • Ambitious to develop and progress
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to influence effectively
  • Experience of own label products from either chilled or frozen food categories would be an advantage but is not essential

If you are interested in applying, a job description and application form should be requested from the HR Department. Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 25th July 2018.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • a similar role within either FMCG, retail or agency: 2 years

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