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Position Title: Category Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Hybrid opportunity. Home working / Scarborough. 

Grade: Grade 05 

Requisition ID: 15171 



For over 60 years we’ve been the number one branded player in frozen potato market. When it comes to bringing the nation together at mealtimes with simple, delicious and great tasting food we’re kind of a big deal!
You won’t just find us in supermarkets though. As well as owning a household retail brand, our respected foodservice business works in close partnership with distributors, chefs and caterers across thousands of the country’s pubs, restaurants, hospitals and schools.
We are passionate about potatoes. 
But we’re even more passionate about our People!


We want a Category Manager with heaps of experience who has previously lived and breathed this role. Someone with experience of turning insights into actions, who pushes boundaries and is constantly thinking of new ways to evolve in line with the McCain Category Vision through Category Reviews, New Product presentations and bespoke customer requests and projects.


You’re in control of building a strong customer relationship, and your passion and personality will give you the platform to showcase your expertise, offering advice on Product, Consumer, Market, Customer and Commercial analysis and understanding.


Experience in Category Management within a retail environment is a must! It’s important you keep on top of key retail and market trends.


  • Strong knowledge of Marketing within a Category role

  • Experience of analysing and interpreting data and being able to bring solutions and ideas to the table

  • The know how to develop and implement shopper marketing activity and route to market

  • The ability to persuade and influence others, and build strong relationships

  • Project management experience, and being able to juggle lots of things at once!

Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary, and some pretty good benefits including:

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • A generous car allowance
  • An achievable monthly bonus based on individual and business performance 
  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Private medical insurance scheme
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe
  • And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.



Our Head Office is in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and we operate a hybrid working policy here at McCain and our culture is based on achieving outcomes, so although we’d love to see you from time to time success will be measured by the objectives you deliver, and not where you’re based. 




McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Marketing; Customer Service; Sales; Student & Graduates      
Division: Great Britain 
Department: ​Category Manager 2 ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Scarborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Grantham || GB - United Kingdom : England : Hull || GB - United Kingdom : England : Peterborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Whittlesey || GB - United Kingdom : England : Wombourne || GB - United Kingdom : Other : Reference job description || GB - United Kingdom : Scotland : Montrose 

Company: McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd 

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