Category Manager - Meat and Eggs - London

£37000.00 to £43000.00 per year Competitive Salary plus bonus
02 Sep 2021
30 Sep 2021
Full Time

Category Manager - Meat and Eggs - London

Daylesford: people who want to make a difference 

At the core of Daylesford is our care for the environment, our animals and our people. For over forty years we’ve strived to inspire change and nurture growth, and our teams are made up of people who take pride in what they do every day. We know that together we can make a difference for the future of our planet and the wellbeing of our customers. 

Our Daylesford family is growing, and we are looking for an experienced and passionate Category Manager – Meat and Eggs to join our team, based in Gloucestershire or London. Full time contract, 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 

About the role 

Our meat is at the centre of what makes us who we are, and our Category Manager – Meat and Eggs is critical in our operation. You will liaise between internal and external stakeholders to ensure the consistent high quality of our products in our stores and wholesale operation. You will define and own this range that is at the heart of our overall food retail strategy. Managing yield from our production is essential to maintain our sustainable practices.  

About you 

As our Category Manager – Meat and Eggs you will be part of a team of 5 buyers responsible for the commercial performance of our extensive range within our stores and wholesale business. You will possess in depth knowledge of the meat supply chain and retail outlets. Experience within an organic system would be an advantage. You will combine great commercial awareness with an entrepreneurial spirit and practical nature as well as the ability to manage a challenging supply base. You will be a food lover at heart with excellent relationship management skills. You will be comfortable analysing and interpreting raw data. This is a busy role within a high-performing business critical team. You must be up for the challenge! 

Main responsibilities. 

  • To deliver budgeted sales, waste and margin across the meat and eggs category.  

  • To own and manage yield and fulfilment through the business on meat and eggs working closely with Wholesale and Kitchens teams 

  • To manage accreditation quality, service and cost across major suppliers through a structured approach to supply relationship management with clear KPI’s, terms of business and continuous review 

  • To own cost and retail prices across the categories ensuring system accuracy and ensure any changes are communicated to the business in a timely manner 

  • To work with butchers, kitchens and sales teams to deliver against agreed targets (range, ordering, availability, standards)  

  • To work closely with Wholesale Manager to maximize category performance 

  • To define, own and deliver a range that reflects the Food retail strategy and embraces quality, innovation, sustainability and seasonality and is brought to life across relevant sales channels 

  • To support on assigned NPD projects using the agreed NPD process and work with relevant stakeholders to maximize sales at launch 

  • To be at the fore front of market trends and innovation within the category 

We Offer 

  • Competitive salary
  • Training and development to advance your career 

  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) 

  • 50% staff lunch discount (at local Daylesford store) 

  • 30% company discount 

  • Stakeholder pension scheme 

  • Subsidised private medical insurance 

If you would like to be part of our truly unique business – we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV and cover letter. 

We aim to attract, recruit and develop people from a wide range of backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences. We seek to create a productive environment, representative of different cultures and groups, where everyone has an equal chance to succeed. If you feel you need any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to apply for a vacancy at Daylesford, please contact the Recruitment Team by visiting our website.