Category Development Manager - 12 month contract

Berkeley Vale NSW, Australia

  • 12 month term contract
  • Great company values and culture
  • Central Coast location with flexibility to work from home

Sanitarium is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Category Development Manager to join our team here at Berkeley Vale, on the Central Coast of NSW. In this role you will have the opportunity to work with a great team of professionals & Australia's leading retailers in delivering some of the country's most iconic food brands, such as Weet-Bix, UP&GO and So Good to households all across Australia.

Reporting to the Senior Category Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing & embedding our strategic ambitions in this customer facing, insight-based role. This temporary vacancy is as a result of the incumbent taking maternity leave.

Using strong analytical expertise and your well-developed knowledge of growth levers, you'll use comprehensive shopper, consumer and category analytics, turn vision into reality, delivering category growth, revenue & profit opportunities for both Sanitarium and our customers.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with the sales, category and marketing teams in the use of fact-based category, consumer and shopper insights to develop category vision and strategies to unlock profitable growth
  • Build strong relationships with customers in order to understand retailer needs and translate into customer-centric Category Growth Drivers using best practice processes and tools
  • Develop Point of Purchase vision for your categories by shopping mission, channel & by customer, inclusive of specific strategies for the growing e-commerce channel
  • Own & lead the category review process, providing detailed category performance metrics, growth opportunities along with comprehensive range & space recommendations that deliver on these growth objectives
  • Be involved in annual business planning processes as it relates to the category, brand plans and key initiatives
  • Work collaboratively, through joint business planning, with retailers to set strategic direction, unlocking growth opportunities for priority categories and accounts
  • Monitor performance of category product portfolio, including competitors ranges, to ensure product strategy is optimal
  • Provide input into NPD process, assisting in setting of goals and objectives for new products and supporting go to market strategies

About you:

  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years' experience in an Account Management, Category Management or Insights roles
  • Nielsen scan/panel experience is essential
  • JDA space planning, IRI and/or Quantium experience is advantageous
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong commercial acumen

At Sanitarium, we are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do and you can respect our Christian based principles this is a great opportunity.

Applications close: 29th May 2022

Type: Contract

Category: Sales and Marketing

Reference ID: SA0SANKB000128

Date Posted: 05/05/2022