Head of Category (Grocery and C&F)



Head of Category (Grocery and C&F)

Head of Category (Grocery and C&F).

The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Head of Category. This roll will be responsible for both our Grocery and Chilled & Frozen divisions. This role is Home based, but will require travel to all our sites across the UK.

The best story-teller in the world"

The role requires you to provide strategic direction, leadership and management of the Category Team, ensuring that all activities contribute towards the Company growth and profitability targets.

Using internal, consumer, shopper and retailer data, the Head of Category will lead development of insight to build into both NPD development and creating compelling selling aids, making recommendations that will drive sales and share growth for both Hain Daniels and agreed Customers.

Successful candidate must be able to build excellent relationships, tell powerful stories, influence Retailer strategies and interface superbly across multiple Customers and seniority levels. Working closely with the Sales Team, the individual is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the Category customer relationship.

To support the Sales & Category Director on providing strategic vision and embedding Category Vision. The role will require the individual to be a very active member of the Commercial Leadership Team.

The role will have direct and indirect line management responsibility.

It is a requirement that the jobholder and all reports are compliant with Competition Law at all times

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

Range optimisation

Category insight

Cross functional operating across various teams ie: Sales, NPD and operations

What you will need for the role / what it will take:

Degree educated

Proven track record in a similar role at a similar level

FMCG experience

Multi-channel experience

Excellent leadership and people management skills

What can we offer you?

Competitive salary

25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday

Option to purchase an additional a...

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