Category Manager Social Beverages - Pepsico

Flemish Brabant

PepsiCo Belux is proud to be the producer of beverages, snacks and cereals. Every day 1,000 of our employees are working on products with an outstanding reputation: Pepsi, Lays, Duyvis ... We found out that strong brands and talented people go together. Therefore, we give our people every opportunity to take responsibility and to develop themselves.
Do you want to build a unique career in a company with vision? Then you can join us as a (m /w):
CATEGORY MANAGER SOCIAL BEVERAGES

Job description

As a Category Manager you are part of the Product Group Team for Social Beverages in the BeNeLux and together with Marketing and Sales you are responsible for the category and its brands (Pepsi, Pepsi Max, 7UP, Mountain Dew). You analyze the market results based on Nielsen, GFK and Canadean figures to understand the drivers and the barriers in the Social Beverages category. You translate the observations into insights and into concrete action plans related to the category vision, including introducing new products, building an optimal assortment per channel and key retailer and the translation and roll-out of a Category Promotional Calendar into the market. To introduce category and value share expanding initiatives at our retail partners and in the Out Of Home channel, you gain insights in the category, the channel and the shopper and you make recommendations to the Business Category Team and Sales Management. Furthermore, you also support the Category Development Manager in contributing to the Strategic Business Plan (SBP, 5 year outlook) and the Annual Commercial Plans (ACP, next year).

As a Category Manager you have an important role within PepsiCo and you work closely together with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Shopper Marketing, Shopper Insights & Business Analytics both in Belgium and in the Netherlands. This means you work in virtual teams. You report to the Category Development Manager Social Beverages and you are based in Zaventem, with occasional meetings in the Netherlands (near Utrecht).


Profile

* You have a master degree in Applied Economics, Commercial Sciences or Business Engineer;
* You have at least 3 years of experience in category analytics or a similar function;
* Experience as account manager retail is a valuable asset;
* Languages : Dutch, French and English (proficiency in at least 1, willing to reach this level in the other languages);
* FMCG knowledge: in-depth shopper insights and customer knowledge (retail) in an FMCG company is a must;
* You show leadership to set the agenda, make projects and visions happen, you are able to run multifunctional projects and to demonstrate influential impact at various levels and functions in the organisation and with customers. Being well organized is a must.
* You are a team player, communicative and a good listener: you understand the customer and you know how to influence him;
* You have a can-do attitude and an optimistic mindset. You see opportunities and take initiatives.


What do we offer?PepsiCo BeLux is part of PepsiCo Group - the second largest food company in the world with 274,000 employees, activities in 200 countries and net sales of over 66 billion dollars. Obviously, our company is often associated with Pepsi-Cola, but PepsiCo offers numerous other products on the market such as snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, cold soups and cereals.

BrandsWe are in the eighth place in Belgium in the food industry and we sell both drinks (Pepsi, 7UP, Looza, Tropicana, Mountain Dew, Gatorade) as food (Alvalle, Lay's, Smiths, Doritos, Duyvis, Quaker, Snack a Jacks). We are the undisputed leader in the area of salted snacks and nuts. Also in the segment of chilled juices, we have the largest premium brand. Within the food service industry, Looza is the reference. In the categories of juices, cold soups and breakfast foods such as oatmeal, we want to strengthen our position further and achieve growth. This goes along with the necessary investments in infrastructure and in research and development.

Three branchesOur headquarters is located in Zaventem. The two plants are located in Veurne and Zeebrugge - production sites, which are important sources of several other European PepsiCo markets. A part of our product range in Belgium and Luxembourg are imported from neighboring European countries. Refresco and Haacht handle the production and bottling of our soft drinks for the wholesale distribution and the food service industry. PepsiCo employs nearly 900 people in Belgium.

Why do people choose for PepsiCo?Our people are all entrepreneurs with a strong drive to achieve ambitious goals. We already have the people and the resources to give all your ideas a chance. Choosing for PepsiCo means opting for an international company with global products. You will end up in a fast moving environment where you can experience a lot. Fun guaranteed!
In return, we will make sure you can grow both personally and professionally. You can expect all support to develop yourself from us. With training, exciting projects and international cooperation for example. We invest in your future and also in those of PepsiCo. We have an eye for talent. And we want to associate this with good career prospects. In that way we continue to build our business, so that you can grow with us.