Leek, Staffordshire
20 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About us:                           


At Ornua Foods our vision is clear – to become Europe’s most efficient cheese packing facility.


Operating from our state-of-the art facility in Leek, Staffordshire as part of the global Ornua group, our brands include Pilgrims Choice and Kerrygold and, through strategic partnerships with leading dairy providers, we are also the largest buyer of British cheese in the UK. We are dedicated to providing a safe, creative and informative environment for our employees and we pride ourselves on being a good employer. With regular training programs, we actively encourage our employees to build on their skills whilst at Ornua Foods.

Our Category Department:

Everyone loves cheese and butter... But the reason we love it so, differs from one person to the next.  In fact, the reasons we love it, differs from one day to the next.

We work with our partners to fulfil all your Cheese & Butter dreams


How do we full fill everyone’s dream:

  1. We analyse and understand a wide spectrum of data
  2. We speak to our shoppers and consumers
  3. We think long term and outside of just our categories
  4. Then we turn insight into action, which is tailored to our partners…

What do we do….

Our insight is used to create action plans on...

  • Product – NPD, EPD, Innovation
  • Place - Range Reviews, Channel Plans,
  • Promotion – ATL, BTL, Communication
  • Price – Retail Prices, Promotional Recommendations

Our Category Executive Role


  • Generating insights & recommendations to grow the Cheese and Butter Category
  • Champion the voice of the consumer and shopper within the business and externally with Tesco 
  • Using a vast spectrum of data and with support from the Category Manager, you will focus on the shopper & consumer to optimize the product offer
  • You will closely with the Category Manager develop an in depth understanding of many Category dynamics.  These would include (but not limited to) wider grocery trends, category performance, what is driving performance, importance of and the role of channels and missions
  • By using the long-term Category Vision, your recommendations will be equally focused on short & long-term objectives and opportunities & recommendations created will be tailored to the Tesco customer base



Key Tasks:

  • Generating insights and writing presentations for projects outlined by the Category Manager
  • Reviewing the impact of promotions at a total Category level & Ornua’s portfolio
  • Completing adhoc requests from Tesco and internal stakeholders
  • Completing value added reports for Tesco & internal stakeholders
  • Maintaining accuracy of databases by coding new products
  • Managing the day to day relationship for one of our data agencies


    Other Duties:


    Champion best practice Category Management across the Category team, the UK business and the Ornua group

    Personal Profile:


    • 1+ years Marketing and/or Sales experience in FMCG environment
    • Good presentational skills
    • Highly numerate
    • Well organised
    • Advanced use PowerPoint and Excel skills
    • Beginner use of Kantar, Dunnhumby & IRI or Nielsen


    • Knowledge of joint business planning
    • Knowledge of shopper marketing processes
    • Able to articulate data concepts to a non-expert audience

    Competency & Behaviour:

    • Compelling & confident communicator with the ability to handle objections effectively
    • Comfortable networker operating across a range of customer & internal contacts – width & seniority
    • Tenacious in the provision of solutions and proven ability to get recommendations implemented
    • Possess a thorough, disciplined and detailed working style
    • Ability to travel to customer meetings, with occasional overnight stays


    As an employee of Ornua, you can expect to receive a competitive salary along with the following






    • Free Onsite Parking
    • 31 Days’ Holiday (rising with service)
    • Company Pension
    • Subsidised Staff Canteen
    • Company Shop (offering discounts on products)
    • Sports & Social Club
    • Staff Lottery
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme
    • Confidential Employee Assist Programme

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