Group Category Manager
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Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.
Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 7600 employees in 69 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €1,6 billion last year. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.
Develop Category Management as a service to drive the growth of the Bakery & Patisserie categories, ensuring that Puratos ingredient sales grow.
Lead Category Management projects, together with local teams
- Define project scope, Provide training, methodology, tools & templates
- Implement projects
- Analyze data incl. POS, loyalty card and range mapping data
- Develop range, merchandising and production advices
- Support implementation at store level
- Track results
Stimulate development of Category Management within Puratos
- Stay up to speed with the latest development in Category Management
- Develop and continuously improve methodology, incl. adaptations per customer channels: Retail, Foodservice, Industry.
- Develop and use Group tools & templates, incl. a CatMan App
- Build a vision for the Fresh Bakery & Patisserie categories (front & back-end)
- Provide trainings
- Create and implement internal communication plans
- 5 years experience in B2C commercial role with a minimum of 3 years in Category Management
- Higher level education – University degree (preferable Masters level) in Marketing
- Analytical & numeric skills with advanced knowledge of Excel (including Pivot Tables)
- Planning & project management skills
- Team player
- Influencing skills
- Pragmatic and synthetic mind
- Creative (out of box) thinking
- Willing to travel 30% of your time
- Fluent in English
Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages staff to take initiatives and suggest ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course Puratos offers a competitive salary package but even more, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.
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