Category Manager

Can you conduct category reviews, identify issues, and formulate recommendations to drive growth in alignment with strategies and objectives?

Do you possess a comprehensive understanding of sector, category, and consumer trends, enabling you to identify future opportunities and gaps?

Can you analyse large volumes of data, information, and ideas to distil key insights and provide actionable recommendations?

Macgregor Black are partnering with a leading food business on the search for a Category Manager. This is a permanent role based in Buckinghamshire.


  • Analyse category outcomes and propose corrective actions when necessary.
  • Integrate shopper insights, market data, and retailer information to comprehend and present market and consumer dynamics effectively.
  • Deliver agreed-upon reporting schedules to retailers, covering range review recommendations, range change reviews, and NPD performance tracking, aligning with retailer planning horizons.
  • Foster flexible and collaborative relationships with key buying, category, and range contacts.

What are we looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills, trustworthy, friendly, and professional with strong commercial awareness.
  • 5 years of experience in a commercial/category environment.
  • Proficiency in various data delivery platforms such as Kantar and IRI, with the ability to independently handle most day-to-day data mining and sourcing tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills, including prioritization and time management.
  • Embraces teamwork, committed to achieving success collectively, and fostering a culture of best practices.


  • Competitive salary + bonus and benefits.
  •  25 days holidays + bank holidays.

Salary dependent on experience.

Applicants must be able to provide eligibility to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.

For more information, please contact Nic Graham today.

United Kingdom
High Wycombe
Nicholas Graham

Nicholas Graham

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Phone +44 191 250 8669

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