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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

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As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 05-Jan-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Category Development Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The position lies within the Northern Europe business unit based in the Shard- London. You’ll be working with some of the largest and most loved UK brands.  You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. The relationship with external retailers- analysis of category performance and owning the range in some of the top 4 UK retailers will be your primary responsibilities.

In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Spearheading work for the category and strategy vision
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with UK retailers to establish Kraft Heinz as the partner of choice
  • Developing insight-led opportunities- driven by shopper needs to be able to drive and deliver category growth
  • Management of the range and planograms in the trade to ensure optimum distribution and space allocation
  • Working with the sales team to land NPD externally and effectively lead range rationalization
  • Leading the rhythm of reporting and analyses of retailer- sub-category and product performance providing recommendations to improve
  • Being the voice of the customer internally to shape and influence business agenda
    • Bring compelling- actionable insights to influence our internal innovation pipeline and help validate innovation business cases with market data
    • Work with the marketing team to support NPD/ campaigns with consumer insight


Hard Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or similar) 
  • +2 years  experience in category management/development
  • Previous experience with IRI / Kantar and/or retailer shopper insight platforms
  • Highly numerate and critical thinking with the ability to analyze market- category and financial data to identify key trends and recommend creative solutions
  • Fluency in English is needed

Professional Attributes

  • Consumer and Customer Focus
    • You demonstrate a passion for the consumer and a genuine curiosity for the customer- thinking of innovative solutions to drive performance
  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different collaborators.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical approach.
  • Project management skills
    • You’re organized and structured and know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
  • Team player
    • . You’re a great teammate- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity