Category Manager – Cheese

We are Parmalat AustraliaParmalat is a global provider of world-class dairy and other food products, with more than 36,000 employees in 18 countries around the world.At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,500 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farmers to produce the finest dairy products in the country.We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are. We provide a workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development, and believe thattrue success comes from us.Collaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!Our OpportunityAn exciting opportunity has become available for the right candidate to further their career in Customer Marketing. We are looking for an energetic and proactive Category Manager who will report to the Head of Customer Marketing. The Category Manager will be responsible for translating insights and facts into effective and actionable shopper focussed category plans to ensure the long term vitality the newest category to our business. Since Lactalis acquired Parmalat in 2011 we are accelerating growth in the cheese category as we advance into the future. We are seeking a person with the ability to shape strategic ideas and implement activities to align our business whilst meeting the demands of the customer.You will be the Cheese Category expert to the customer, taking responsibility for developing and implementing clear channel strategies. Working closely with Marketing to develop category strategies taking into account channel and customer-specific shopper insights and development opportunities. Strong contribution to ranging, pricing, promotion and shelf strategy based on shopper insights, working collaboratively with shopper marketing, sales and marketing teams.Skills & requirementsDegree qualified, with strong financial and commercial acumenCategory product knowledge and a minimum of 5+ year’s commercial experience in a customer facing Category, Senior Account or Shopper Insights management role within the FMCG sectorStrong category leadership in the development of Point of Purchase Strategies and a clear ability to win customer commitment through robust planning within cross-functional businessesExceptional leadership to inspire a culture of action that drives insights into having a competitive advantageTo ensure your success in this role you will have solid category experience demonstrating strong leadership, conflict resolution, and influential presentation and negotiation skills. You will also be financially competent, with a sharp understanding of our competitive environment and our unique market challenges. Your ability to build relationships and rapport with internal and external customers is paramount. Demonstrated knowledge of FMCG sales and trends, Nielsen/Aztec data analysis and SAP will be highly regarded.To apply please send your resume to Amanda Rice (Talent Acquisition Manager) by selecting ‘Apply’ and following the prompts.No Recruitment Agencies – We have this one covered!Privacy NoticeBy applying for this job you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as summarised below. For full details, please refer to our privacy policy at  www.parmalat.com.au/privacyParmalat Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 56 072 928 879)

Category Manager - Cheese

We are Parmalat Australia

Parmalat is a global provider of world-class dairy and other food products, with more than 36,000 employees in 18 countries around the world.

At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,500 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farmers to produce the finest dairy products in the country.

We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are. 

We provide a workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development, and believe thattrue success comes from us.

Collaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!

Our Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has become available for the right candidate to further their career in Customer Marketing. We are looking for an energetic and proactive Category Manager who will report to the Head of Customer Marketing. The Category Manager will be responsible for translating insights and facts into effective and actionable shopper focussed category plans to ensure the long term vitality the newest category to our business. 

Since Lactalis acquired Parmalat in 2011 we are accelerating growth in the cheese category as we advance into the future. We are seeking a person with the ability to shape strategic ideas and implement activities to align our business whilst meeting the demands of the customer.

You will be the Cheese Category expert to the customer, taking responsibility for developing and implementing clear channel strategies. Working closely with Marketing to develop category strategies taking into account channel and customer-specific shopper insights and development opportunities. Strong contribution to ranging, pricing, promotion and shelf strategy based on shopper insights, working collaboratively with shopper marketing, sales and marketing teams.

Skills & requirements

  • Degree qualified, with strong financial and commercial acumen
  • Category product knowledge and a minimum of 5+ year’s commercial experience in a customer facing Category, Senior Account or Shopper Insights management role within the FMCG sector
  • Strong category leadership in the development of Point of Purchase Strategies and a clear ability to win customer commitment through robust planning within cross-functional businesses
  • Exceptional leadership to inspire a culture of action that drives insights into having a competitive advantage

To ensure your success in this role you will have solid category experience demonstrating strong leadership, conflict resolution, and influential presentation and negotiation skills. You will also be financially competent, with a sharp understanding of our competitive environment and our unique market challenges. Your ability to build relationships and rapport with internal and external customers is paramount. Demonstrated knowledge of FMCG sales and trends, Nielsen/Aztec data analysis and SAP will be highly regarded.

To apply please send your resume to Amanda Rice (Talent Acquisition Manager) by selecting ‘Apply’ and following the prompts.

No Recruitment Agencies – We have this one covered!

Privacy Notice

By applying for this job you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as summarised below. For full details, please refer to our privacy policy at  www.parmalat.com.au/privacy

Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 56 072 928 879)

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