Category Manager

Date published:
November 20, 2023
Job Title:
Category Manager
£40000 - £44000
Job Type:
Hemel Hempstead
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain
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We're looking for an influential and experienced individual with strong analytical, numerical and planning skills to join our client as a Category Manager. You would play a key role as part of Europe's leading vending, coffee and refreshment provider, taking responsibility for all areas of category data analysis for the UK&I procurement team, developing analysis and insight across the company’s product range.

Full-time permanent role, offering a hybrid working pattern. Salary £40,000 - £44,000 dependent on experience plus benefits including life assurance, 5 weeks paid sick leave, plus industry leading training, development opportunities.


The Role
As Category Manager you would be tasked with developing and implementing the category strategy, ensuring it is aligned with the overall business objectives by maintaining best in class planograms, implementing and managing pricing strategy whilst also tracking and reporting on gross margin at product, sector, and category level.

You would be expected to…
- Deliver insight through internal and external analysis along with developing and maintain a level of awareness of market trends to identify & recommend sourcing of all goods and services
- Collate and analyse procurement data, working closely with the wider procurement team to record, maintain and analyse product data and ensuring product data & reporting is available in a timely fashion
- Maintain and run all relevant reporting to the procurement department (Performance Trackers; Spend & Supplier Data; Sales out data relating to value, volume, rate of sale & general performance of products)
- Deliver category projects (e.g. NPD rollouts or M&A integration) as and when required, on time and against budget, ensuring relevant engagement with key stakeholders and management of potential risks


The Candidate
- Proven experience as a Category Manager/Data Analyst within a procurement & category management environment in the FMCG sector, preferably in food & beverage.
- Experience managing multiple stakeholders, solving issues and managing changing needs & priorities
- Ability to deal with multiple assignments simultaneously and prioritise and organise work to be able to meet all deadlines
- Strong intermediate MS Excel skills and proficient general IT skills
- A proactive character with excellent communication & interpersonal skills, self-motivated to complete all tasks to a high level and with close attention to detail


The Company
Europe's leading vending, coffee and refreshment provider for the workplace and public domain, operating across 16 countries within Europe, serving 12 million people every day. Within the UK they are trusted by circa 3,500 businesses to serve tasty beverages and snacks at a variety of locations from workplaces to schools, universities and hospitals and everywhere in-between.


Interested? If you think you're right for this Category Manager role, then click the 'Apply Now' button, send us your CV and we'll consider you for the first round of interviews. Coburg Banks Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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