Category Manager Retail to SSP Nordic

SSP runs restaurants and shops in 30 countries. After more than 60 years in the business we today have 30 000 employees serving 1 000 000 customers every day. You can find our business in places where people are on the go, such as railway stations, airports and arenas. We operate our own and franchised brands for example Upper Crust, Starbucks, Caffè Ritazza, Burger King, M&S Simply Food and O´Learys. Website: www.foodtravelexperts.com

What makes Category Management Retail at SSP exciting?

We are in a period of change building a new Nordics Region for our business. We are looking for a Regional Category Manager Retail who will be responsible for creating and executing the commercial plan for our Retail business. Reporting to the Category Management Director you'll be placed at our office at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, working across the whole Nordics.

We offer an exciting work environment where you will be given responsibility from the first day. If you show positive results and ambition your career options at SSP are endless!

Overall role:

As the Category Manager for Retail you will drive like-for-like sales growth using a variety of levers such as range improvement, optimisation of price and promotion and upselling and maximisation of space. To achieve gross margin improvement you will identify supplier income opportunities.

Main responsibilities:

. Create commercial plan for Retail
. Ensure that every initiative is modelled on a product by product / unit by unit basis and forecast outcomes
. Submit proposed sales and gross margin improvement activities to weekly trade / monthly commercial forum meetings for approval
. Accountability to ensure successful implementation through operational teams
. Report results at trade, commercial and executive meetings
. Roll out and look for optimisation opportunities either in other brands or in other product categories where the same principles can be applied
. Manage the commercial set up for new openings including range, pricing, POS
. Monitor competitor and brand partner activity
. Leadership and coaching - provide guidance to Category Executives in best practices.

Profile:

To succeed in this role you need to have a Marketing degree or equivalent work experience. Previous work in sales environment is also desirable. You must have at least 5 years of experience of Retail business using price, range, display and space, upselling, margin and category optimisation to deliver commercial results and proven management background. We want you to be able to drive decision-making through analysis based on evidence and to develop ideas to drive top and bottom line.

If you have the ability to focus effort on most profitable outcome and have excellent knowledge of external trends in Retail - you will fit into this role. As a person you are analytical, commercial and data-driven with exceptional attention to details. You are self-motivated with the ability to quickly learn and adapt in a complex changing environment. Fluent Swedish and English in spoken and written.

Does this sound like your next challenge?

Please submit your application as soon as possible, selecting and interviewing is ongoing.
We are in a period of change building a new Nordics Region for our business and we are on the lookout for more talents who share our values and passion for delivering quality.

Visit www.foodtravelexperts.com and Select Your Location -Sweden, to see more available vacancies.

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