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Strategic Category Manager - NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Machines

Strategic Category Manager - NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Machines

Position Snapshot
 
Business Area: Nestlé Beverages Division
Strategic Category Manager - NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Machines

Location: Gatwick (Hybrid working – approx. 2 flexible days a week in the office) 
Salary: £50k - £60k dependent upon experience + potential bonus + 12 flexible days in addition to holiday entitlement + other fantastic benefits  

 

Although this is a full-time permanent opportunity, please speak to us about what flexibility means to you as we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs, don’t let this stop you from applying.

 

Position Summary  
Together, we’re making a difference with coffee.

 

Working at NESCAFÉ gives our people the unique opportunity to combine two things they love. Coffee. And making a difference.  

 

Our category is full of energy and excitement, challenge and change. Our team is full of talent and potential. We work with powerhouse brands like NESCAFÉ, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Starbucks. 

 

All these possibilities give us the chance to make a positive impact on the world around us. So when you join the NESCAFÉ team, you make a promise to yourself and all your colleagues to make a difference every day; by winning and delivering to lead our category; by being an asset to the communities we touch and by promoting sustainability in everything we do.  

 

In return, we promise to help you make a difference by creating a culture that promotes learning, nurtures team spirit, fosters pride and encourages innovative thinking.


A day in the life of a Strategic Category Manager...  
In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing the plan to maximise availability and visibility of NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto machines.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver a top down machines forecast into the business based on category and channel performance trends, comparing and aligning with the bottom-up forecast provided by the Customer Team and machine partner sell-in forecast.  
  • Develop the recommended machines ranging and distribution plan for bricks & mortar and online channels, providing the appropriate toolkit to enable Machine Partner and Key Account Manager to execute the plan.
  • Managing Machine Partner day-to-day business: ensuring and tracking of monthly machine partner sell-in forecast, stock situations, promotional plans, weekly and monthly meetings, etc.
  • Develop recommended machines pricing & promotions plan, providing the appropriate toolkit to enable Customer Team to propose plan to machine partners and customers. Able to use agency data platforms like GFK, Circana, Kantar. 
  • Manage machines related investment within agreed budgets.   
  • Manage the coffee bundle process with machine partner and demand planning including ordering of sample orders.  Updating Global Business Unit (GBU) templates on machine volumes total.


What will make you successful?
You will have:

  • Proven category development experience within an FMCG environment, and ideally within the Electrical category
  • Highly developed commercial acumen 
  • An ability to combine sound analytical thinking with the imagination to develop innovative proposals, presented in an inspirational and compelling way
  • Strong influencing and communication skills at all levels, both up and down the organisation 
  • Excellent Stakeholder engagement skills – both internal and external 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Be courageous, we’re not afraid to think differently and embrace new ideas. We want you to disrupt what we do in the right way to drive great results and change. 
  • Passionate about building strong relationships 


Why Nestlé?   
Across Nestlé, we are creating an environment where we all feel we belong, we are the best we can be, and we win together. We want people to feel they can be themselves, dare greatly and believe their best is yet to come.  
 
We will actively encourage you to gain different experiences in a wide range of roles across both Category, Sales and Marketing. We want our people to have the breadth and depth of experience and as a result access fantastic career opportunities which could lead to a wide range of exciting roles both in the UK and across other markets.  
 
Supported by our industry leading eBusiness and Sales Academies which develops you in all aspects of eCommerce, customer and category management, you truly can achieve your full potential whatever that might mean for you. 
 
We will provide support and coaching to help you develop yourself in your career and as an individual, as well as offering great benefits that you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus up to an additional 12 days flex leave, bank holiday exchange, competitive pension scheme and much more. 
 
What you need to know 
We will be considering and interviewing candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application. 
 
Job advert posting date 23/05/2024
Job advert closing date 25/06/2024
 
At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect. When we embrace diversity and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. People of all gender identities, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. If there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate fully in the application process, please let us know. We take pride in championing inclusion and diversity, our people make up a number of Colleague Networks who represent different experiences and communities who hold us accountable in creating a sense of belonging for all, and our values create the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution you bring. Find out more about our Colleague Networks here: Diversity, equity and inclusion | Nestlé (nestle.co.uk)
 
We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!
 

Position Snapshot
 
Business Area: Nestlé Beverages Division
Strategic Category Manager - NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Machines

Location: Gatwick (Hybrid working – approx. 2 flexible days a week in the office) 
Salary: £50k - £60k dependent upon experience + potential bonus + 12 flexible days in addition to holiday entitlement + other fantastic benefits  

 

Although this is a full-time permanent opportunity, please speak to us about what flexibility means to you as we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs, don’t let this stop you from applying.

 

Position Summary  
Together, we’re making a difference with coffee.

 

Working at NESCAFÉ gives our people the unique opportunity to combine two things they love. Coffee. And making a difference.  

 

Our category is full of energy and excitement, challenge and change. Our team is full of talent and potential. We work with powerhouse brands like NESCAFÉ, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Starbucks. 

 

All these possibilities give us the chance to make a positive impact on the world around us. So when you join the NESCAFÉ team, you make a promise to yourself and all your colleagues to make a difference every day; by winning and delivering to lead our category; by being an asset to the communities we touch and by promoting sustainability in everything we do.  

 

In return, we promise to help you make a difference by creating a culture that promotes learning, nurtures team spirit, fosters pride and encourages innovative thinking.


A day in the life of a Strategic Category Manager...  
In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing the plan to maximise availability and visibility of NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto machines.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver a top down machines forecast into the business based on category and channel performance trends, comparing and aligning with the bottom-up forecast provided by the Customer Team and machine partner sell-in forecast.  
  • Develop the recommended machines ranging and distribution plan for bricks & mortar and online channels, providing the appropriate toolkit to enable Machine Partner and Key Account Manager to execute the plan.
  • Managing Machine Partner day-to-day business: ensuring and tracking of monthly machine partner sell-in forecast, stock situations, promotional plans, weekly and monthly meetings, etc.
  • Develop recommended machines pricing & promotions plan, providing the appropriate toolkit to enable Customer Team to propose plan to machine partners and customers. Able to use agency data platforms like GFK, Circana, Kantar. 
  • Manage machines related investment within agreed budgets.   
  • Manage the coffee bundle process with machine partner and demand planning including ordering of sample orders.  Updating Global Business Unit (GBU) templates on machine volumes total.


What will make you successful?
You will have:

  • Proven category development experience within an FMCG environment, and ideally within the Electrical category
  • Highly developed commercial acumen 
  • An ability to combine sound analytical thinking with the imagination to develop innovative proposals, presented in an inspirational and compelling way
  • Strong influencing and communication skills at all levels, both up and down the organisation 
  • Excellent Stakeholder engagement skills – both internal and external 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Be courageous, we’re not afraid to think differently and embrace new ideas. We want you to disrupt what we do in the right way to drive great results and change. 
  • Passionate about building strong relationships 


Why Nestlé?   
Across Nestlé, we are creating an environment where we all feel we belong, we are the best we can be, and we win together. We want people to feel they can be themselves, dare greatly and believe their best is yet to come.  
 
We will actively encourage you to gain different experiences in a wide range of roles across both Category, Sales and Marketing. We want our people to have the breadth and depth of experience and as a result access fantastic career opportunities which could lead to a wide range of exciting roles both in the UK and across other markets.  
 
Supported by our industry leading eBusiness and Sales Academies which develops you in all aspects of eCommerce, customer and category management, you truly can achieve your full potential whatever that might mean for you. 
 
We will provide support and coaching to help you develop yourself in your career and as an individual, as well as offering great benefits that you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus up to an additional 12 days flex leave, bank holiday exchange, competitive pension scheme and much more. 
 
What you need to know 
We will be considering and interviewing candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application. 
 
Job advert posting date 23/05/2024
Job advert closing date 25/06/2024
 
At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect. When we embrace diversity and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. People of all gender identities, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. If there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate fully in the application process, please let us know. We take pride in championing inclusion and diversity, our people make up a number of Colleague Networks who represent different experiences and communities who hold us accountable in creating a sense of belonging for all, and our values create the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution you bring. Find out more about our Colleague Networks here: Diversity, equity and inclusion | Nestlé (nestle.co.uk)
 
We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!
 

Crawley, GB, RH10 9AD

Crawley, GB, RH10 9AD

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