The Role

Hain Daniels are recruiting a Category Manager to lead and develop the category plans for Hain Daniels chilled soup business. The candidate will be responsible for the category marketing development of chilled soup with our key retail customers. You will also support the Marketing Manager  in driving a branded agenda. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Manager in the development of 3 year strategic plans, by providing relevant category insights.

  • Work with Sales, NPD and Innovation teams to create new opportunities for the brands and own label across channels, geographies and categories.

  • Work alongside NPD to ensure all new products are based on sound consumer insights

  • Develop category range reviews which convince customers to give our brands more space on shelf.

  • Clearly understands the categories and the key value levers and proposes marketing tools that pull the right levers and drive value sales.
  • Presents plans to Sales, Board, NPD, Operations, Supply Chain to gain Company wide acceptance.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Category Management experience gained within FMCG
  • Persuasive. Knows how to present the right arguments to the right people
  • Externally focused and attuned with what’s going on with brands, retailers and food trends.  Thinks consumer, thinks customer
  • Analytic: familiar with relevant data sources and able to interpret data to a high standard.
  • Commercial understandings to ensure opportunities are right for the business.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.