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Senior Category Manager (Food Manufacturing / Top 4)

Senior Category Manager (Food Manufacturing / Top 4) 

Position: Senior Category Manager (Food Manufacturing / Top 4) 
Location: St Albans 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: £Competitive + car allowance 

Who Are We? 

At Burton’s Biscuit Company we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Thomas Fudge’s to name just a few of our brands. We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits! 

As a flexible working business who encourage a happy family work life balance, if flexible working is something that is important to you please get in touch and we are more than happy to discuss flexible options with you. 

We are the UK’s third largest – and fastest-growing – biscuit manufacturer, and our vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking great biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. Our head Office is in St Albans but the majority of out 1800 employees are based in our four bakeries in Llantarnam, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Dorset. 

Alongside some of the nation’s most loved snack brands, such as Maryland, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars branded biscuit products, Marmite biscuits and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector. 

What are we all about? 

Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals, by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun. 

We don’t want to bore you with just a job description - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us. 

So let’s start with ….… 

Why work as part of our category team? 

As a Senior Category Manager you will be influential in developing our partnership with one of our most important strategic customers, and will help build the internal strategy and direction for some of our key business platforms. You’ll get to work with some truly talented individuals, not only within our Category & Insights team, but also across our Sales, Brand Marketing, Commercial Planning & NPD teams. We are always looking for ways to grow our business and our customers’ businesses, so this is a role where you have the opportunity to work strategically and to make a real impact. 

What does your typical day look like? 

In this role you will work closely with one or more of our biggest customers, to develop strong partnerships and establish our expertise by providing recommendations to drive category growth. Alongside our Sales teams you will work to maximise opportunities for the BBCo portfolio and deliver our targets. Internally you will work alongside various internal teams – both brand and retailer brand - to develop our business by identifying opportunities, future strategic direction, and creating brilliant selling stories. 

You will have line management responsibility for a Junior Category Manager, ensuring they are on track with their responsibilities and acting as a mentor & coach to develop them. 

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

To be successful in this role, you need to have a great track record in Category, and have worked on a Top 4 UK retailer account. This would be an exciting opportunity either for an established Senior Category Manager looking for a role with real ownership and business impact, or an experienced Category Manager ready to step up in a big way. 

It is important to be able to build strong relationships with customers and internal stakeholders; to be able to create actionable insight and compelling stories from a range of data sources – including working with the data itself – and to balance a fast-paced and varied range of responsibilities, both internal and external. 

Final part of the mix. 

If you have great Category experience within the FMCG or Grocery sector, enjoy working in a challenging environment with a high degree of autonomy and feel you have what it takes to lead strategic thinking within our growing business then this could be a great role for you. 

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below. 

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