Category Manager - Fresh Produce
Home Based

Job reference: 020251

Location: Home Based

Closing date: 04/02/2022

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 39

Category Manager – Fresh Produce - Home Based

We have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager – Fresh Produce, to join and support our highly motivated Category Team! (Must be able to travel to other locations including our Head Office in Bicester.)

The Speciality Group is one of the largest suppliers of fresh and speciality food to the UK foodservice industry and is made up of five specialist brands: Fresh Direct, M&J Seafood, Wild Harvest, Fresh Fayre and KFF. Together, our Group has more than 1,400 dedicated colleagues that ensure we pick, pack and deliver thousands of orders every day out of 9 sites across the country. 

Our mission is to be the undisputed market leader that customers want to work with, and people want to work for, whilst our vision is to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner. 

Our Core Values: Integrity, Inclusiveness, Excellence, Teamwork, Responsibility

Scope of the role

A fantastic opportunity to come and be part of our expanding Category Management team in this very exciting and strategically important role, where you can demonstrate your experience in Category Management, your passion for Fresh Produce and your desire to drive British!

 Reporting to the Head of Category & Development, and being a part of the wider Category & Development team, you will be responsible for owning the fresh produce range for Sysco Speciality Group, working incredibly closely with colleagues in Procurement, Technical, supply chain, marketing, pricing and the fresh produce merchandising team at Brakes.

 Fruit & vegetables is our most significant category in our business and has a bold strategy to drive growth, British focus and our CSR credentials, where you will be at the forefront of driving this agenda with key stakeholders across the Sysco Speciality Group.

 You will have experience of category management ideally within the fresh produce category, with the ability to build powerful partnerships at all levels and communicate with impact and influence. Comfortable working with data and developing compelling stories to positively influence others and with a real mindset for growth and managing activities and plans at a fast pace.

 A perfect role for an ambitious junior category manager or category manager to make their mark quickly in incredibly foodie and forward thinking business.

What you’ll get:

  • A competitive salary
  • Huge discount on all sorts of lovely food and award-winning products
  • Generous holiday allowance, with option to purchase more
  • Recognition awards and Incentives
  • Pension
  • Real career opportunities - being part of Sysco, the world’s leading foodservice business, opens up a world of possibility
  • And much more….

Feed your ambition and APPLY TODAY!

We have a passion for excellence and for individuals that are keen to drive their future success with fresh thinking and solid work ethics. In return we offer a competitive salary and staff benefits, with the chance to develop a career within our UK and International Group.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Sysco Speciality Group uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by us would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s) and basic DBS certificate