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Junior Category Manager | Fresh Produce

Closing date
14 Mar 2019

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Sales/Commercial, Fresh Produce
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are working with a very innovative and forward thinking fresh produce business who are looking to add a new role to their already thriving business. They have grown massively over the last year and forecast another record year this year.

The Job:

This role will see you not only learn the ropes within the Category team but also work very collaboratively with the Commercial, NPD and Procurement teams. You will be helping and supporting the development of a very creative and profitable category team, the basis of which will be managing the relationships with all customers and clients. You will also be helping develop and grow sales across the categories to maintain the increase in profitability and growth.

Aside from working closely with the internal team you will be monitoring competitors and taking an active interest in your categories and the developments in the sector to ensure you are on top of all news and developments. This will enable you to react appropriately to ensure the businesses is at the front of all changes in the industry. You will also get the opportunity to go out and visit clients in off site meetings to understand the industry and your role better.

The Successful Candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have the following:
Understanding of IRI, Dunhumby and any other marketing platforms will be a definite advantage.
Brilliant communication, Microsoft Office and relationship building skills will be essential for developing rapport with clients and within the business.
A great commercial awareness and the ability to analyse data for trends and notable anomalies.

If you are interested in applying or would like to find out more, please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or for more information.


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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