Food Service Category Manager

We have a great opportunity for an experience Food Service Category Manager to join our exciting forecourt retailing business focusing on a range of food service category’s including West Cornish Pastry,  and Food to Go ranges to name a few.

The role is responsible for driving category sales including range selection, promotions, pricing, marketing and new product development. To interpret trends through data and turning these into key strategies for the category business plan. To manage the goods supply chain . To negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best cost price, maximum over-riders, promotional rebates, listings and marketing fees.

To work closely with the business through regular site visits to ensure category initiatives are implemented according to the shops distribution instructions across the network and work closely with the Operations team to rectify any issues.

Key Activities

  • Responsible for the profitability and growth of product ranges.
  • To produce planograms in conjunction with space planners and suppliers.
  • To recommend, produce and manage shop promotions (along with the relevant point of sale). Income from these promotions and analysis will be vital.
  • Set pricing levels/bands for all allocated products.
  • Initiate and develop new products/ideas.
  • Responsible for providing database with all necessary information to keep the back-office systems completely accurate.
  • Category performance tracking through full analysis of their product areas and benching marking with competitors.
  • Create and develop marketing initiatives for their products.
  • Be fully up to date with latest developments and initiatives in the category with competitors and related industries.
  • To complete site visit and regular competitor reviews
  • Maximise our store sales and margins through effective category management, negotiation with suppliers and continual innovation and adaption of the offer.
  • To contribute, as part of the Food Service Management team, to the development of the overall Food Service offer

To be successful in the role, you should have:

  • Previous Category Management experience working within a food retail environment
  • High level of numerical and data analytical skills including a good practical knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to think strategically, show initiative and creativity
  • Strong motivational and communication skills
  • Commercially aware and driven by targets and objectives
  • Ideally educated to degree level

What we offer: ·

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Car
  • 25 days annual holiday (in addition to your 8 paid bank holiday days)
  • A contributory pension scheme with matching rates. ·
  • Simplyhealth – Cashback Dental and Optician Health plans
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing support

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Rontec is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Rontec

Job Category: Field Based
Job Type: Full Time

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