Category Manager - Morrisons

Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: GB

Company: Britvic



Category Manager - Morrisons

Location: Hybrid (1 - 2 times a week in Hemel Hempstead)


At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J20, R Whites & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


About the role:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a strategically important area of our business. As a Category Manager within our Grocery channel you will lead the development of our business relationship with one of our biggest customers. As part of our 2025 vision, it is vital we have an in-depth understanding of the category we operate in, how it can grow, how our brands can leverage these opportunities and that we can engage with our customers to bring this to life. The Category Manager will be responsible for developing strong customer relationships, leading their category thinking and supporting the delivery of our mutual long-term vision and strategies. 


Key responsibilities:
You will be responsible for leading the relationship with our customer across our entire brand portfolio and will spend time with the respective buying, trade planning and merchandising teams. You will also need to develop relationships with your key internal stakeholders within our category strategy, insights, channel operations and commercial teams, playing a supporting role to the Head of Category Management in developing our annual plans and setting targets for each of our commercial initiatives. 
We are looking for applicants with a strong category background and extensive FMCG experience. We would expect successful candidates to have previous experience working with and able to demonstrate success within the channel, ideally within the Top 4 Grocery customers. 


Knowledge, Skills & Experience required:

  1. Solid experience of category management process & first-hand experience of managing customer relationships 
  2. Able to demonstrate strong data & analytical skills, can cut to the heart of the problem getting to solutions with creativity and speed 
  3. Ability to set a clear vision for the future and clearly articulate the key drivers for success 
  4. Can build relationships and partnerships underpinned by openness, honesty and respect 
  5. Strong communicator (written & presented) with good influence & facilitation skills 
  6. Is disciplined in thinking, decision making, action and follow through 


If this sounds like it could be you and our values and ambitions resonate then we would love to hear from you. If successful you can join us in delivering Britvic’s Mission 2025 and delivering on our continued commitment to our People, our Planet and our Performance and in return you can expect to receive all the commitment, benefits and support you need to succeed in your role.


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive