Category Manager

We are currently recruiting for an experience Category Manager to join our expanding team at Ornua Foods in Leek, Staffordshire. We are loking for a proactive individual who cal lead the development of retailer focussed Pilgrims Choice category plans, via recommendations on optimum range, pricing, promotions, merchandising and innovation.


The responsibilties for this role will include:


  • Working in alignment with the Cheese Category team, fully understand the Cheese category and use this knowledge to provide Pilgrims Choice recommendations to retailers
  • Build relationships with retailer contacts and drive existing and new business across the retail trade
  • Build and execute the Pilgrims Choice category plan alongside the Sales team
  • Work with the Pilgrims Choice marketing team to identify and execute category opportunities
  • To support Marketing and Sales in the annual brand and account planning processes
  • Develop Pilgrims Choice category tools
  • Champion and be the voice of the Pilgrims Choice shopper both internally and externally through the development of category stories shared via one page summaries


Experience and Qualifications:


  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Graduate calibre who is hightly numerate
  • Advanced use of ACN, Kantar, DunnHumby & IRI analytical tools
  • Commercially aware – previous experience in commercial dept
  • Strong presentational skills
  • Strong analytical skills & proven ability to deliver actionable insight
  • Able to articulate data concepts to a non expert audience


Salary: Up to £40,000 per year

Hours: Full time



Benefits include:

  • Car Allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance



For any additional information, please contact Kate Taylor, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator and apply with a covering letter and CV to