Category Planning Manager, Uxbridge (73766)

Uxbridge, London (Greater)
06 Sep 2021
06 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for new challenges and personal growth within Coca-Cola Europacific Partners? Then we have a great opportunity for you!
Do you have a personality with the power to influence and connect?
Can you sustain the pace to keep on growing?
Will you make an impact with your desire to win?

Category Planning Manager

What you become part of:

Soft drinks is an exciting, fast paced and always evolving category.  But what is the perfect soft drinks range for our customers?  At Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, the category planning team are at the forefront of leading the soft drinks growth agenda. It’s all about being experts in not just soft drinks but the shoppers and environments in which we sell. 

Understanding who is buying and drinking the products and which occasions and shopper missions are driving the category forward. The category planning team are also experts in retail and leisure, whether it’s in a superstore, a convenience store, a cinema or a pub, getting under the skin of our customer environments where our shoppers and consumers are buying soft drinks and understanding the key triggers and barriers is key to delivering the right range recommendations and execution plans to grow the soft drinks category.

You will be accountable for the delivery of category growth within your defined customer/environment, working hand in hand with key stakeholders including the Environment leads, Sales teams and directly with the Customer to deliver against defined objectives through the utilisation of category insight and data available.

What to expect:

  • You will become an expert in the category and customer performance and will develop and implement category strategies and tactics to drive overall category sales, segment and CCEP brand growth.
  • You will work directly with customers on key projects such as Category Vision, Range Reviews, Sector Deep Dives, etc.
  • You will have strong credibility and will be able to build relationships quickly to influence either internally or externally towards the project objectives.
  • You will have a clear understanding of the Category planning processes and systems needed to identify and implement successful category growth initiatives
  • You will understand the commercial implications of decisions but will remain credible to support the delivery of category growth recommendations
  • You will identify best practice category strategy, and where possible, implement as common practice across environments, ensuring time is spent out in trade to gain a broader perspective
  • You may be required to represent specific projects at any relevant internal meetings or external forums (industry conferences)
  • You will be a key part of shaping the category content for your customer / environment for ABP 2021 and identifying what needs to be created to enable delivery

 Skills & Essentials:

To be successful in this role you need to demonstrate excellent analytical skills, strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to create a story using data and insight to influence customers and internal stakeholders. Prior experience gained from working within Category Management, Insights or Customer Management is essential.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. With a dedicated team of 33,200 people, serving customers in 29 countries, we make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 600 million people, including Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Capri-Sun®. And we want a workforce as diverse as our products – with a culture that fosters belonging and inclusivity. One that enables everyone to be themselves, whatever their background or experience. From gender, age and ethnicity to sexual orientation and different abilities, we welcome people from all walks of life and empower unique perspectives. We recognise we’ve got some way to go, but we’ll get there with the support of our people. It’s them who drive our future growth. To find out more about what it’s like to work at and our culture we would welcome you to speak to one of our employees on our live chat platform, just click here to speak to an insider


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