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Category Development Manager - Grocery

Category Development Manager - Grocery

Gatwick, GB, RH6 0PA

Gatwick, GB, RH6 0PA

Position Snapshot

 

Nestlé Waters


Gatwick


Category Development Manager – Grocery


9 months contract- maternity cover

Up to £50,000 salary (pro rata) + Potential Bonus + Excellent Benefits


This is a full-time, temporary opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process on what this could look like.

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Waters is the world leader in the bottled water market and we’re committed to bottling the very best waters from the source and straight to our customers via the most advanced and sustainable techniques currently employed. We have a genuine passion for healthy hydration, a fabulous portfolio of brands, a clear strategy and a determination to win in the marketplace of both consumers and customers. 


We have a great opportunity for a Category Development Manager to join our business. If you have the passion for category development and to work for a growing business, then this is the role for you…
 

A day in the life of a Category Development Manager

 

In this exciting and dynamic role within the Grocery Category Development Team, you will lead the category agenda with our top Grocers, ensuring we are delivering category & shopper insight-based plans to drive the Bottled Water category for our business & our retail partners.  


You will be instrumental in accelerating the influence and implementation of the Nestlé Waters’ Category Vision across the business by leading the category and shopper capabilities to inform and inspire how we continue to drive our growth agenda, by working closely with the commercial teams (Brand, Shopper and Sales).

 

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

 

  • Leading the category relationship with key grocery customers and leading the category agenda based on the Nestlé Waters’ Category Vision
  • Identifying category opportunities based on strong customer & shopper insights and developing & executing category strategies to unlock the category potential 
  • Leading the customer category planning, range review and execution cycles
  • Driving the Category Strategy development & execution which remains at the core of Nestlé Waters’ UK plans to harness growth of the category by influencing the change in shopper behaviour
  • Collaborating with the Commercial Sales Team to harness the category and shopper growth opportunities to deliver an aligned commercial and category plan
  • Evaluating our promotional effectiveness across the Grocery channel & embedding learnings into future plans
  • Influencing the execution of the Shopper Marketing plans to deliver the appropriate level of online & offline in-store marketing activity for NWUK brands against the key shopper opportunities within nominated accounts
What will make you successful

 

This is an exciting opportunity for high performers who want to work in a fast paced and progressive environment. Skills and experience we’re looking for include: 

 

  • Strong graduate calibre with evidence of strategic ability in previous roles
  • At least 3 years of FMCG experience in sales / category development / shopper development
  • At least 2 years of category development experience with one or more of the top 4
  • Flexibility and agility to solve problems / challenges rapidly and creatively
  • Strong evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver exceptional results
  • Experience in using IRI /Neilson/ Kantar data and insight tools and ability to convert data into strong insights. Experience in using loyalty card data (i2c or Dunnhumby) is desirable
  • Experience working with Tesco is preferred but not essential
  • Strong influencing skills with commercial acumen is a must
What you need to know

 

What can we offer in return? Great benefits 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 statutory holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


The closing date for this role is 09/09/2020


We will be considering 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.


At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives 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. 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.


To find out more about Nestlé Waters please visit www.nestle-waters.com


Nestlé UK&I is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. 
 

Position Snapshot

 

Nestlé Waters


Gatwick


Category Development Manager – Grocery


9 months contract- maternity cover

Up to £50,000 salary (pro rata) + Potential Bonus + Excellent Benefits


This is a full-time, temporary opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process on what this could look like.

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Waters is the world leader in the bottled water market and we’re committed to bottling the very best waters from the source and straight to our customers via the most advanced and sustainable techniques currently employed. We have a genuine passion for healthy hydration, a fabulous portfolio of brands, a clear strategy and a determination to win in the marketplace of both consumers and customers. 


We have a great opportunity for a Category Development Manager to join our business. If you have the passion for category development and to work for a growing business, then this is the role for you…
 

A day in the life of a Category Development Manager

 

In this exciting and dynamic role within the Grocery Category Development Team, you will lead the category agenda with our top Grocers, ensuring we are delivering category & shopper insight-based plans to drive the Bottled Water category for our business & our retail partners.  


You will be instrumental in accelerating the influence and implementation of the Nestlé Waters’ Category Vision across the business by leading the category and shopper capabilities to inform and inspire how we continue to drive our growth agenda, by working closely with the commercial teams (Brand, Shopper and Sales).

 

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

 

  • Leading the category relationship with key grocery customers and leading the category agenda based on the Nestlé Waters’ Category Vision
  • Identifying category opportunities based on strong customer & shopper insights and developing & executing category strategies to unlock the category potential 
  • Leading the customer category planning, range review and execution cycles
  • Driving the Category Strategy development & execution which remains at the core of Nestlé Waters’ UK plans to harness growth of the category by influencing the change in shopper behaviour
  • Collaborating with the Commercial Sales Team to harness the category and shopper growth opportunities to deliver an aligned commercial and category plan
  • Evaluating our promotional effectiveness across the Grocery channel & embedding learnings into future plans
  • Influencing the execution of the Shopper Marketing plans to deliver the appropriate level of online & offline in-store marketing activity for NWUK brands against the key shopper opportunities within nominated accounts
What will make you successful

 

This is an exciting opportunity for high performers who want to work in a fast paced and progressive environment. Skills and experience we’re looking for include: 

 

  • Strong graduate calibre with evidence of strategic ability in previous roles
  • At least 3 years of FMCG experience in sales / category development / shopper development
  • At least 2 years of category development experience with one or more of the top 4
  • Flexibility and agility to solve problems / challenges rapidly and creatively
  • Strong evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver exceptional results
  • Experience in using IRI /Neilson/ Kantar data and insight tools and ability to convert data into strong insights. Experience in using loyalty card data (i2c or Dunnhumby) is desirable
  • Experience working with Tesco is preferred but not essential
  • Strong influencing skills with commercial acumen is a must
What you need to know

 

What can we offer in return? Great benefits 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 statutory holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


The closing date for this role is 09/09/2020


We will be considering 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.


At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives 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. 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.


To find out more about Nestlé Waters please visit www.nestle-waters.com


Nestlé UK&I is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. 
 

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