Head of Category Manager - Retail

A leading Chilled food manufacturer is currently seeking A Head of Category manager to assume responsibility for major retailer accounts. This role can be home based up to three days per week and based on site with the clients two days per week. You will be a responsible for 1direct report.

Head of Category Manager Responsibilities include:
Grow and develop sales in line with the business strategy.
Develop strong relationships and partnerships with our customer contacts.
Devise and implement sales strategy for all product sectors.
Understand and build a knowledge of our major competitors within the food industry.
Work very closely with our NPD Manager to ensure viable products are developed that are profitable for the business.
Develop a sound financial understanding for costing products and devising promotional programmes.
Build a strong understanding of our manufacturing capabilities and processes to ensure new product concepts are viable.
Review the success of each promotion for future promotional planning measured against the original justification.
Negotiate cost price increases and agreements

You will be a time served category manager used to managing major retailer accounts within a chilled, food manufacturing environment. M&S and Waitrose experience will be deemed advantageous.
You will have Financial and commercial awareness and have strong interpersonal skills
To apply please contact saraf@scantec.co.uk 0151 6668955

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Exeter, Okehampton, Bodmin, Plymouth, South West England, Cornwall, Devon

Salary : 45,000-50,000

Date Advertised : 01 Feb 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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