Innovation and Category Manager - Foodservice

Posted 15 days ago by PIE Recruitment
Location Hampshire Job Type Permanent
Salary £50k - 60k per year + Bonus & Benefits Sector Food & Drink


Working for a globally recognised consumer brand, synonymous with quality and taste.

This is the Food service / professional arm of the business and the dynamics are the most interesting yet.  With recent huge investment in sustainability and functionality this is a great time to join an energised team.


  • Innovation and Category Manager
  • Berkshire / Hampshire
  • £50k - £60k + bonus and benefits.

This is a role with heaps of variety, influence and strategic responsibility within the business.

Working with both food and drink product category and the machine delivery product areas, you will research, define and realise the innovation opportunity from customer and end user perspectives. 

From analysis of customer behaviour, market trends and sales data, through to product ideation and concept delivery, this is an end to end role. 

As part of the UK marketing team, working with both UK and global divisions, you will influence stakeholders from all parts of the business to broaden and enhance the customer and consumer product portfolio.


We’re looking for candidates, ideally with Drink or Food innovation experience with the full spectrum of skills:

  • Market, sales, trend and customer behaviour data analysis
  • Innovation pipeline from concept to consumer
  • Project management
  • International stakeholder and virtual team management.

Naturally you’ll have dynamic communication skills and plenty of personality as well as natural intuition.


PIE is a rare breed of recruitment agency.

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We’re sector specialists. We live and breathe the Automotive, Consumer & SaaS & Tech markets. And when it comes to people - sales, marketing & digitally minded folk are our bread and butter.

If you’re actively looking for something new, or you’re interested in staying up to date with what’s happening in your market, give PIE a call on 01494 360 360.

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