Senior Category & Insights Specialist

Samworth Brothers

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Category & Insights Specialist to be based at the Starbucks Head Office in Chiswick.

Samworth Brothers Group, a 4th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products. We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

Job Opportunity

The Senior Category & Insight Specialist will support the category, NPD, marketing and commercial functions with compelling and relevant analysis of the Starbucks UK performance. Supporting in the implementation of the Starbucks UK Food Strategy is a fundamental element to the role working cross functionally with stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Regular and consistent category reporting
  • Sharing and collation of category insights including range and space reviews aligned to Starbucks food strategy
  • NPD analysis including post implication reviews
  • Ongoing range optimisation highlighting opportunities to improve performance
  • Alignment of category analysis and insights to support the Starbucks innovation plan
  • Cross business engagement on all projects and initiatives liaising with both the internal and external stakeholders with seamless communication
  • Ownership for delivering the Starbucks UK food strategy at pace
  • Understanding of the key steps in launch campaigns and supporting the process from a category perspective

The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focussed on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Previous experience in a Category focused role for a major Food to Go retailer
  • Passionate about food and the role it plays in a large multi site Branded operation
  • Brand aware and very knowledgeable on the wider Coffee Shop and QSR markets
  • Excellent data literacy skills with the ability to deliver accurate and consistent reports in a timely manner
  • Must be able to use excel to an advanced level
  • Illustrates skill in integrating data and insight in a similar category role
  • Customer and category focused with a core motivation to deliver reliable category support for both businesses
  • A multitasker who is able to seamlessly manage two sets of superiors

What We Have to Offer

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme ‘Quality Life’ that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

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