Category Manager – Food

Category Manager – Food

Ref: JO-2204-110065 | £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Barking and Dagenham, London, England | Added:10/05/22

Quest Search & Selection are proudly partnering with this global multi-brand business which has been established for over 100 years and has over 200 stores globally and growing.

The main purpose of this Category Manager – Food to Go role is to grow this area and work with their current Food & Drink Partnerships to drive the overall strategy and making sure that the partnerships are exceeding the targets from both parties.

The roles and responsibilities for this Category Manager – Food to Go role –

  • You will have buying responsibility for categories across sandwiches, hot food, hot drinks, cakes and sweet & savoury snacks
  • You’ll need to analyse data and spot trends, whilst building strategic relationships internally & externally.
  • With commercial thinking you’ll create new ranges, appropriate pricing and sales-boosting strategies to deliver profitable ranges and drive year on year growth.
  • Ongoing challenging current and identifying new partnership opportunities.
  • You will be responsible for selecting and developing profitable new ranges for upcoming seasons
  • Lead and develop innovative range marketing plans around the categories
  • Manage supplier relationships and negotiating reductions in costs of goods sold, first to market
  • Keep abreast of international market trends, customer requirements and competitor activity thus identify market opportunities
  • Conduct range reviews and undertake continuous improvement of the product offer through effective range analysis

To be successful in this Category Manager – Food to Go –

  • You’ll be an experienced Buyer, Category Manager within food, food to go, hot drinks, or food and drink branded partnerships/franchises or Joint Ventures.
  • A head for figures, as this area is data-driven.
  • You will ideally be from a FMCG or Hospitality or retail Food buying experience.
  • Have had accountability for revenue, sales, margin and promotional income.
  • Have an understanding of food safety regulations & safety compliance
  • full accountable of range budget and margin

The Benefits of this Category Manager – Food to Go role –

  • 25 days Holidays
  • Pension
  • Flexible working (on average 3 days in the office)
  • Staff discounts and other incentives

The role will appeal to someone who wants to gain experience within a fast growing and ambitious business, where their people are their biggest asset! If this role sounds like you then please send your cv today, quoting the reference JO-2204-110065

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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