“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

A career or job search can encompass a range of challenges, emotions, pitfalls and pleasant surprises. From a candidate’s perspective, entertaining opportunities that are real, timely, interesting, and provide growth, stability and a long-term future is critical in deciding which ones to pursue.

To that end, each posting listed below is current, highlights the status of the interviewing process, reflects an accurate compensation range, and strives to portray the functions, objectives, challenges and opportunities associated with the position.

At KSC, we understand the importance of a career search, entry level or executive, and ensure that each candidate will receive a timely and honest response to their request. Additionally, all resumes and correspondence remain completely confidential. Personal information is retained in a secure database and never shared with anyone without the expressed permission of the applicant.

As clients’ opportunities are fluid, we encourage applicants to view our postings frequently. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email us directly at info@kokottsearchconsultants.com.

Back


Job #: 398
Title: Foodservice Category Director
Region: Southeast
Compensation: $ 115,000.00 Yearly
Description:

Summary

The Foodservice Category Director will serve as the ambassador for the client’s food category, and is responsible for driving category management principles through the application of strong, proactive data analytics and consumer/shopper insights. The Category Director will provide compelling presentations and other information in support of sales and category growth and guidance to management team members. This person will own the food category management strategy and is accountable for developing relationships at the vendor and customer level.

 

Key Functions

  • The Foodservice Category Director organizes, directs, plans and controls activity that ensures customer value, excellence in presentation, quality and consistency of product, innovation, and productivity.
  • Developing business plans and strategies to grow category sales, client market share, and category space.
  • Performing category and channel analysis
  • Ensuring continued sales and gross profit contribution through quality marketing strategy and effective execution of the strategy
  • Analyzing and evaluating demographic profiles and consumer purchasing behavior in individual account/categories and groups of accounts/ categories.
  • Performing competitive analysis by category, brand and package to identify trends, opportunities and challenges to core business areas
  • Identifying new business opportunities for new products, re-launches, packaging changes, range extensions and proposes initial plans to exploit these opportunities
  • Developing, communicating, implementing and coordinating all foods promotions
  • Staying abreast of national/global consumer food trends across channels / categories.

 

Requirements

  • BS/BA in relevant field; Marketing/Business Administration preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in food service category management, including product development
  • Excellent and demonstrated expertise in foodservice operations
  • Demonstrated track record of effective vendor / supplier negotiation skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite of tools
  • Ability to access desired information from database, including the analytical skills to utilize it
  • Exceptional team approach
  • Demonstrated project management and success effectively directing multiple initiatives / programs
  • Strong presentation and consultative skills

 

Other

High energy environment (not suited for 9:00 – 5:00 approach)

Very receptive and creative senior management team

Team-oriented approach

Apply Now