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Senior Category Manager
Melbourne City & Inner
Permanent Full Time

Looking for an opportunity to spread your wings and work across Australia’s best known Milk-based Beverages and Juice brands. We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Category Manager to join our Lion Dairy & Drinks family as our Senior Beverage Category manager. 

You will be responsible for developing actionable category growth strategies for Milk Based Beverages and Juice and translating them to our Grocery customersIn this key role, you will be partnering with Lion Dairy & Drinks Sales and Marketing teams to bring innovative category strategies and executions to life with key customers. You will be partnering with someone of Australia’s best-known Dairy & Juice brands. Our brands include Farmers Union, Juice brothers, Dare, Dairy farmers, Daily Juice just to name a few.

Partnering with Marketing and Sales, your Category strategies will feed into brand and customer strategies in line with the annual planning process, ensuring clear alignment from insight to execution. You will also provide expert category analysis and recommendations across areas of promotion; distribution, pricing, product mix and profitability via customer-specific data, and manage the preparation process of Customer range reviews for Iced coffee, Flavored milk and Juice for our grocery customers. You will work collaboratively with retailers on delivering innovative solutions to collaboratively grow category value.

A key element of this role is to Lead new thinking to inspire and energise the Category team and broader organisation and proactively contribute to the development and delivery of best practice category management across the team.

The ideal candidate will have:

· Experience in a senior category role, working with Grocery customers

· Outstanding verbal and written communication, strength in collaborating to achieve

· Demonstrates deep and sophisticated knowledge of the customer and shopper

· Experience with Quantium, IRI Aztec, Nielsen databases

· Ability to lead and influence key internal and external stakeholders

· Strength in analysing portfolio performance using category & shopper metrics

· Strong commercial acumen to assess the value of investments and outcomes

We’d love to hear from you if you are highly curious, highly energetic and driven to explore how our consumer thinks, feels and acts, to enable us to meet their needs in unique, relevant and meaningful ways.

Start a conversation with us today!

Kirin and Lion announced on Thursday 26 November 2020 that they have entered into a sale agreement to sell the Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese Limited (Bega).

We believe Bega, an established dairy and food company with more than 120 years of heritage, is well placed to drive the Dairy & Drinks business forward given its deep dairy capabilities and strong commitment to iconic Australian brands and the local dairy industry.

The sale is unconditional, including no further regulatory approvals required and is expected to be completed in early 2021.