Category Development Manager

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About the vacancy

We are looking for a highly motivated Category Development Manager, who shares our passion for berries, sales and wants to become part of our great Sales team.
As the Category Development Manager your main focus will be developing a vision and policy for the category and ensure implementation and execution of this vision and policy, in line with the commercial policy and Driscoll’s ambitions. All this in order to influence shopper purchasing behaviour at the selling points of selected category management accounts, in favour of Driscoll’s and her selected category management accounts.


As the Category Development Manager you are responsible for our collecting, interpreting and processing data concerning developments and trends with regard to the category, the buyer and the competition and on the base of that to develop a vision for the category. You will also act as a sparring partner for the Management Team and category management customers and are responsible for managing and developing these contacts. In this role you have three enthusiastic and professional direct reports.

Besides this you are responsible for:
• Drawing up and reporting on a category plan focused on and in conjunction with the selected category management accounts;
• Designing and (further) developing concepts and activities aimed at activating the point of sales at the selected category management accounts;
• Planning, organizing and implementing the activities defined in the category and measuring, monitoring and evaluating the activities that have taken place and make improvements based on this;
• Defining, planning, managing and co-ordinating assigned internal and external projects;

You will work mainly from upon the European HQ in Breda, your verbal and non-verbal skills in the English language must be excellent. Our business does not commit itself to Monday until Friday; you must enjoy a flexible and dynamic position! That is why we are seeking for a dynamic, resourcefulness and committed Category Development Manager.

Candidate profile

You are the ideal candidate for us if you have:

Education & training:
• A completed Bachelor, Academic / Master degree.

• 6 to 8 years of relevant working experience in shopper marketing and/or category management
• Knowledge of brand activation and food activation
• Retail landscape knowledge
• Experience in interpreting market data and analyze it.
• Broad knowledge of business processes and/or value chain of market and understanding of market processes

Personal skills:
• German, French or Spanish language skills are a distinct advantage in this position;
• Excellent communication skills, self-supportive and service oriented;
• Strong people manager with business sense and entrepreneurial qualities and influencing skills
• Strong analytical skills and a flexible team player with good interpersonal skills, drive and  enthusiasm for continuous improvement.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Willing to travel approx. 50%
• You are passionate, humble and trustworthy.


We offer

We offer you a chance to build a young fast growing brand and be part of a `energetic young’ and winning team that opens doors to a very broad experience with limitless international opportunities for talents. In order to complete your goals, you can count on the support of a professional and global company, that finds itself in a structurally growing movement.

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About Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s is developing a strong position in the European berry market led by our EMEA headquarters in The Netherlands. We are a family owned company, established in California, with a true love for berries. Over the years, Driscoll’s has grown to be represented on each continent. We truly believe that our delicious fruits can make any ordinary moment in life more special. Help us to spread the berry joy and become our new team member!

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