Category Manager - Upfield

Category Manager

Category Mananger 

Location: Athens, Greece 

Hybrid work


About the position!

We are currently looking for a Category Manager to join our Trade Marketing team in Athens office and who will directly report to the Trade Marketing Manager.

As a Trade Category Manager Retail you will be responsible for translating Upfield’s category vision into the point of sales and for analyzing performance and results.

The main responsibility of the role is to develop category’s promotional strategy. Implementing this strategy in the point of sales will be of a great importance. You will aim to grow Upfield business stronger in order to achieve our growth & profit business targets, and to grow our business ahead of the market.

Led by the Trade Marketing Manager, you will work in strong collaboration with the sales, logistics, finance & marketing departments in order to sustainably grow our business.

Your strong motivation, your knowledge within the Greek FMCG or retail landscape will be able to build strong relationships and to drive our Plant based growth agenda year on year.

More details? 


Main Responsibiities: 

You will be responsible for building Trade Category Plan combining category / customer insights / brand plans to fit company and brands strategy.

You will be developing promotional guidelines to ensure strategy implementation. 

You will be driving S&OP process, drive gap filling initiatives.

You will be co-leading Category performance (P&L Net Sales, profitability, market shares).

You will be landing trade stories to customers (innovation, price increases, annual plans etc.

You will be supporting Accounts teams to better understand category trends, performance, competition, shopper behaviors, etc.

You will be ensurinh brand communication in store (POP material).

You will be coordinating national promotions and quantities allocation to customers. 

You will be running CatMan projects (assortment, range / shelf, planograms proposal, evaluation).


So what does it take to be successful in this role? 

You have a proven track record of 2 years in Trade Marketing, Category Management. 

You have good understanding of business financials and analytical skills.

You have a great communication and presentation skills.

You are fluent in English.

You have hands-on, entrepreneurial mindset with customer focused attitude. 

You are able to work both independently and as a team member.

You have excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint).

Your strong personality and entrepreneurial spirit will help you to identify and develop collaboration opportunities in order to achieve growth in both short and long term.

Furthermore, your flexibility and pro-active mindset will make you thrive within Upfield.


What’s next? 

If this position sounds interesting please hit the apply button now! 

We understand your resume might not be up to date, apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to build an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements which are stated in the description, we really encourage you to apply anyways. You might just be the right candidate for this role or other roles.   


We would like to receive your application before (18th of September), the first stage of the process will be a Video interview with TA Specialist or in case of a Marketing and Sales position part of the process will be an assessment before the Video interview.  


Upfield is an employer who is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equal opportunities for all. We recruit based only on values, qualifications, performance, skills, behaviours, experience and knowledge. We ensure job adverts are free from unintentional bias.  
No personal characteristics should be a barrier to joining Upfield and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other personal characteristic. 


About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.