Lead Product Category Manager

Full Time | Posted 7 weeks ago


Job title: Lead Product Category Manager
Reporting to: Global VP of Sales
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk OR Lakeland, Florida
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for driving business success and enjoy working within a fast-paced environment - do you enjoy the buzz of delivering growth and working within a matrix team environment? If you are nodding right now, then we might be just what you have been looking for – so read on.

What it’s like to work here

We have been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we are only just getting started. We have embarked on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.
On joining Treatt, you will become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we would never succeed.
We overcome challenges, always looking for the better way, working together as one big team.

What you’ll be doing

Due to the growth of our Product Category management team, a new role has been created to lead this team to the next chapter of success. You will work as a strategic business partner with Sales & Marketing to understand market and customer needs and deliver sustainable and profitable growth. Working closely with all areas of the business, you will drive success of each category into new markets and to new customers. Creating and delivering on financially led objectives, you will manage a suite of KPIs that deliver proven return on category management. You will be required to attend international annual sales and procurement conferences as required as well as large customer and supplier visits providing support on each of the categories. You will have exceptional leadership ability, able to create a department of high functioning, decision-making category managers who take ownership of their portfolio. You will diligently manage Treatt’s product portfolio, including stock unit optimization, to maximise profitability and create business simplicity and focus, leading product life cycle management within the categories

What we’re looking for

If you have a genuine passion for what you do and want to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication, you may be who we are looking for.
Ideally you will have a degree (or equivalent) in business management, accounting, or a technical field. With at least 5 years’ experience in product management, business development, supply chain, and/or functional experience at a senior level, this should include international exposure in a similar role.
The right candidate will demonstrate ability to lead and influence a culturally diverse team as a strong inspirational leader, able to coach, develop and motivate our talented team. Must be able to demonstrate a solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business development and strategic planning with a strong commercial focus, and project management skills.
You will need to demonstrate emotional intelligence and team working. A valid passport and a passion for international travel is imperative! For UK-based applicants, a full UK driving license is required.

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary, annual bonus, healthcare, retirement savings, life assurance, opportunities for training and development, and the chance to receive free stock.

Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.

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