Commercial Category Executive

  • Department Commercial
  • Business Meals
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job Ref6378
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 11/07/2019
  • Expiry 28/07/2019

Commercial Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

About Us
At Samworth Brothers our business is food, with our quality chilled and ambient products enjoyed by millions of people every day.We are a fourth-generation family business employing over 10,000 people, operating from well-invested and modern food manufacturing and retail sites across the UK.Our consumer brands include the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters, the iconic malt loaf, Soreen, and sports nutrition brand SCI_MX.

Saladworks, Kettleby Foods and Brooksby make up our Ready Meals businesses. From these Leicestershire based sites we produce and manufacture we range of high quality chilled ready meals supplying major retailers and branded suppliers.

The Role
We are recruiting a Commercial Category Executive to join our “Meals” team on a permanent basis, based at Kettleby Foods in Melton Mowbray. This role is key in building our understanding of our retailers performance and key drivers. From this information, you will create category arguments in line with the overall strategy to deliver growth across the business. You will need to use shopper, consumer & market insight to improve the Meal Solutions category performance.

In further detail your key duties will include:

  • Performance analysis of macro & micro space, format & SKUs
  • Market performance analysis & recommendations for our retailers
  • Evaluation of promotions & marketing activities from a shopper perspective
  • PIR analysis of activity, such as range reviews & seasonal events
  • Championing the voice of the consumer and shopper, promoting & influencing a consumer led culture across commercial & development
  • Using a model of Plan-Do-Review to ensure that we measure success & take improvements forward for future projects
  • Work collaboratively with our retailer, providing consistent end-to-end support
  • Develop, grow & protect our retail account.

The Successful Individual
To be successful in the role, you will have the following required skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications:

  • Experience gained within a similar role, ideally within a food or FMCG environment
  • A passion for food!
  • Be a self-starter with drive, enthusiasm & a pro-active approach
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, with attention to detail – right first time delivery
  • Be inquisitive & analytical with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel & PowerPoint
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines & prioritise effectively

The Rewards
It’s the quality of our people that’s made us successful and Samworth Brothers a great place to work. We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our people can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. We reward hard work and dedication with competitive pay, retirements saving plan, profit share, private health care, occupational health, subsidised employee restaurant, long service awards, free car parking.

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