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Currently for one of our Client we are looking for:

Category Manager Europe & AMEAP (who drives the performance and growth of one of the product categories)

Location: Amstelveen (NL)



  • Responsible for the performance and growth of one of the product categories (to be further assigned) for the region Europe & AMEAP (Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific)
  • Composing and implementing the category plan in line with the business strategy
  • Managing the product & brand portfolio, by optimising and rationalising existing products and by introducing and implementing new product innovations
  • Supporting the international sales organisation by joining customer visits and making proactive plans for key accounts
  • Monitoring and improving the profitability of the product category
  • Ensuring effective communication with respect to specifications, features & benefits and market competitive positioning
  • Activating new initiatives for further development and growth of the product category
  • Working closely together with regional and local Marketing & Sales colleagues and other functional disciplines like R&D, Supply Chain and Finance
  • Reporting to the VP Marketing and NPD for Europe & AMEAP


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, for example in Economics, Business Science or Technology
  • Relevant work experience in international marketing of food products, preferably covering both FMCG marketing and B2B marketing
  • Good understanding and financial awareness of the total value chain, from procurement towards sales of ingredient mixes and final products
  • Strong cross functional and project management skills and a can-do mentality to realise a multitude of projects within set targets and time frames
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, in an international business environment, requiring regular travelling (30-40%)
  • Personal skills: helicopter view, customer focus, building trust, results driven, action oriented, courage and adaptability


If you are interested in this position, please contact annaiwanska@recfood.pl