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Category Manager

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Date: 27-Nov-2021

Location: Egham, SRY, GB

Company: Kerry

We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

We’re looking to recruit a Category Manager to join our Kerry Foods team, in Egham, Surrey!

The Category Manager will work in our Meats Business, focused on growing the sausage category both internally and with key customers. They will win in the market by enabling us and our customers to grow through a shared category vision. The Category Manager will be a thought leader both internally and externally, being the voice of the shopper and consumer.

Key responsibilities

  • Own the category agenda with 3 customers and work to strengthen our wiring and relationships.
  • Drive tailored category development plans, identifying category opportunities and optimising growth for our brands and prioritised customers.
  • Create and deliver insight led category customer strategies which address consumer needs, influence shopper behaviour & drive category growth.
  • Drive needs centric conversations and action plans focused on solving category challenges and opening up opportunity spaces.
  • Be a thought leader both internally and externally.

Qualifications and skills

  • Experience in FMCG - Category Management experience is preferred.
  • Strong relationship building and customer facing skills.
  • Impactful and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with data and employing an analytical mindset.
  • Knowledge of shopper missions, mindsets & journeys in categories and channels.
  • Ability to manage & prioritise multiple customer and internal demands.
  • Ability to influence and challenge thinking and decision making internally & externally.

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