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Head of Category Management

There’s only one New York. There’s only one opportunity like this.

The New York Bakery Company brand is the market leader in UK bagels with great retail presence and an enviable reputation for category development and innovation. With a multi £bn international parent company behind us, substantial investment including a new £12.5m UK production facility and £3.0m of above the line marketing support, we’re primed for significant future growth.

NPD is key to the future of both the NYBC brand and our retailer brands and we’re now rolling out some exciting new products to support our established and popular bagel lines. To help us achieve our ambitions we’re looking for a seasoned category professional to take control of our category team and instil best practice across all its functions.

This is a real leadership role both in terms of your impact on the business and your responsibilities. Reporting to Marketing Director, you’ll be focused on driving sustainable growth, developing a compelling category strategy and working with sales and marketing teams to make it all become reality for us and our customers.

Capable of working at all levels, both internally and externally, you’ll need to be a great communicator armed with the creative vision and ‘shirt sleeves’ drive and determination needed to see your plans through to fruition. Key to this will be strong influencing, relationship building and analytical skills underpinned by a collaborative, resilient and resourceful personal style.

In addition, you’ll need significant category management experience gained in a blue chip FMCG branded business which must include taking a leading role with a ‘Top 4’ Grocery Retail Multiple. Man management experience would be beneficial and an in-depth understanding of working with consumer insight and the leading data houses to shape strategy at both channel and major customer level, is essential.

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to deliver your full category management and leadership potential, please send your CV and remuneration details to our retained consultant Mark Smith, mark@smithcarey.co.uk and quoting the reference number MS/1516.

Closing date for applications: 28th Feb. 2014

Tel: 01488 649360.                                                                         www.smithcarey.co.uk

All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to SmithCarey.

31 January 2014
28 February 2014
MS/1516
FMCG
Full Time
Permanent
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