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Customer Category Manager - Out of Home

Customer Category Manager - Out of Home

Position Snapshot

Nestle UK & Ireland

York (Hybrid working)

Salary up to £45,000 depending on experience + potential bonus + fantastic benefits 

 

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

Position Summary

Here at Nestlé Confectionery we are recruiting for an experienced Customer Category Manager to join the Customer Development Team. Focused on the Out Of Home (OOH) channel, this role will be responsible for the development, management, and execution of our Confectionery category plans across contract caterers that service the workplace channel. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who has commercial experience in the OOH channel and is keen to be a part of a supportive team that’s excited about the possibilities as the OOH market re-opens and we look to deliver growth in the ‘new normal’ with our customers.

A day in the life of Customer Category Manager...

The purpose of the role is to develop and execute winning channel and category plans and point of purchase solutions. The aim being to deliver category growth and market share for Nestlé, whilst ensuring impartiality and integrity with our customers ensuring a win/win outcome.

 
Key responsibilities will include:
•    Building external relationships, it's key! You will be the first port of call and a trusted source to Buying Teams for any category questions, insight and recommendations.
•    Flawless execution and personalisation of Nestlé’s category strategy to meet the caterer/client/wholesaler needs, generating engagement and commitment.
•    Executing the key category drivers within your customers via the delivery of our point of purchase (POP) vision, through insight-based recommendations to caterers at range reviews and on an ongoing basis. 
•    Deliver best in class insight, engaging customers with promotional and sales insight to optimise the effectiveness of promotions whilst demonstrating a key connection to occasion based consumption.
•    Deep understanding of the shopper behaviour within the workplace channel and the wider contract catering sectors such as Education and Healthcare. This bits important as workplace dynamics change we need agility to think differently.
•    Lead the category agenda in the Nestlé integrated commercial planning process, ensuring our internal plans meet the external needs of our customers and their clients.

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role you will already have some fantastic sales and/or category experience under your belt, specially in the OOH channel. If you have a breadth of experience in contract catering and delivered wholesalers this would ideal. You will be passionate, tenacious; results focused and enjoy working in a highly energetic and exciting environment. Acting as an ambassador for the Nestlé Confectionery brand, you will demonstrate great analytical and project management skills coupled with your ability to influence across all levels. You will know the importance of being able to flex your style whilst working in an environment that can be, at times, ambiguous. Love learning, understanding 'why?' and have the ability to leverage this both externally and internally in a compelling way? Then we'd love to hear from you. 

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 bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth. 

 

Job advert posting date 19/11/2021
Job advert closing date 05/12/2021

 

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! 
 
Right to work in the UK  
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process. 
 

Position Snapshot

Nestle UK & Ireland

York (Hybrid working)

Salary up to £45,000 depending on experience + potential bonus + fantastic benefits 

 

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

Position Summary

Here at Nestlé Confectionery we are recruiting for an experienced Customer Category Manager to join the Customer Development Team. Focused on the Out Of Home (OOH) channel, this role will be responsible for the development, management, and execution of our Confectionery category plans across contract caterers that service the workplace channel. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who has commercial experience in the OOH channel and is keen to be a part of a supportive team that’s excited about the possibilities as the OOH market re-opens and we look to deliver growth in the ‘new normal’ with our customers.

A day in the life of Customer Category Manager...

The purpose of the role is to develop and execute winning channel and category plans and point of purchase solutions. The aim being to deliver category growth and market share for Nestlé, whilst ensuring impartiality and integrity with our customers ensuring a win/win outcome.

 
Key responsibilities will include:
•    Building external relationships, it's key! You will be the first port of call and a trusted source to Buying Teams for any category questions, insight and recommendations.
•    Flawless execution and personalisation of Nestlé’s category strategy to meet the caterer/client/wholesaler needs, generating engagement and commitment.
•    Executing the key category drivers within your customers via the delivery of our point of purchase (POP) vision, through insight-based recommendations to caterers at range reviews and on an ongoing basis. 
•    Deliver best in class insight, engaging customers with promotional and sales insight to optimise the effectiveness of promotions whilst demonstrating a key connection to occasion based consumption.
•    Deep understanding of the shopper behaviour within the workplace channel and the wider contract catering sectors such as Education and Healthcare. This bits important as workplace dynamics change we need agility to think differently.
•    Lead the category agenda in the Nestlé integrated commercial planning process, ensuring our internal plans meet the external needs of our customers and their clients.

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role you will already have some fantastic sales and/or category experience under your belt, specially in the OOH channel. If you have a breadth of experience in contract catering and delivered wholesalers this would ideal. You will be passionate, tenacious; results focused and enjoy working in a highly energetic and exciting environment. Acting as an ambassador for the Nestlé Confectionery brand, you will demonstrate great analytical and project management skills coupled with your ability to influence across all levels. You will know the importance of being able to flex your style whilst working in an environment that can be, at times, ambiguous. Love learning, understanding 'why?' and have the ability to leverage this both externally and internally in a compelling way? Then we'd love to hear from you. 

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 bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth. 

 

Job advert posting date 19/11/2021
Job advert closing date 05/12/2021

 

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! 
 
Right to work in the UK  
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process. 
 

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