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Category Manager
Yorkshire and the Humber - Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5JE

Category Manager

Location: Yorkshire or Midlands
Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Do you want to be part of the Fox’s family, where we have a sense of belonging, a passion for the business and always deliver.

Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!

Due to growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Category Manager to join our Category team. This is a role where you will add real value, and offers opportunities to develop yours skills and career in developing the category function across the business. This role is key to the delivery of the new business vision and strategy and therefore it is essential that you have the “passion” to support and be able to “deliver” the implementation of the Fox’s Biscuits strategy
Fox’s Biscuits was established in 1853 and is a renowned brand with tremendous heritage. Fox’s branded biscuits are manufactured and distributed to all major retailers, as well as retailer own label biscuits. Fox’s provides biscuits across a range of price points to ensure broad consumer appeal. 

Roles like this really don’t come around very often, so if you’re an experienced Category Management professional working within the Food sector and you feels it’s time to play in the big leagues – step up to the plate…and try not to crumble…

This is where you come in…
As the Category Manager you will develop and deliver the Category Vision, Strategy and Drivers across the business (internal and external) including leadership of key strategic projects.

You will develop the annual ‘dynamic’ action oriented plans for each retailer (aligned to the category vision) in order to deliver growth for our retailer partners and for the Fox’s brand

In association with the Marketing and Innovation team develop the future vision of snacking in the UK. You will assist in the development of the category plans for ‘new business’ plans aligned to the business and marketing strategy.

As the Category Manager you will be working with the Brand Marketing team, takes joint accountability for the 3 year innovation strategy and pipeline. Assists in the development and implementation of the Trade Marketing strategy and plan  to deliver world-class in-store plans & activation.

Business partnering skills are essential for success in this role as you will partner with the Sales Controllers to develop strategic sales relationships and business (internally and externally). Along with working closely with our partner data agencies ( ie IRI ) to produce timely, accurate and action-focused data and reports for the business. 

This is an opportunity like no other and we’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…

About you
  • Previous experience in a similar Category management position
  • Ideally you will be from food background
  • Experience of working with IRI and Kantar
  • Ability to interpret data and create insights and recommendations
  • Outcome focused and results driven
  • A strong understanding of our market place
  • Good presentation skills 
  • Can demonstrate creative flare
  • Desire for constant improvement in category and customer marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Are individually excellent, collectively brilliant 
These roles don’t come around often, so don’t delay, we want to see your CV today………..

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