Category Manager – Food & Beverage Industry

Great opportunity to be had working for one of North America’s leading consumer goods companies! Rise up to the challenge like the baked goods in-house and step into a key role dedicated to driving category growth and profitability. For someone with sound experience in Tier 1 category analysis, deep financial acumen, and excellent project and general management, it presents an ownership opportunity in a leading consumer goods organization to evaluate and set the market the client wants to win in, and identify and drive the ways in which to do it.



Looking to build a culture of success, our client puts emphasis on having their people strive for greatness and having both the courage and commitment to getting better every day. As the company comes together as a united North American enterprise, they are looking to continue their growth and are seeking a dedicated candidate who can step into a leading role and contribute to the goals and expectations of the business.



 The Category Manager will have a key role in leading the assigned portfolio and will be responsible for aiding in the management of the overall category strategy, development of long-term strategic plans and annual plans, with a focus on driving category growth and profitability.  The assigned category will be viewed as one of the company’s key invest-to-grow categories, and this role will have a focus on unlocking new opportunities via new formats and business, especially in the US market. 



  • Conduct Category analysis, deriving insights and building on knowledge from the insight team to understand category trends, competitor behavior, and identify whitespace opportunities mainly in the US Market
  • Accountable for leading project management on execution of category strategies, including identifying new category initiatives, innovation, portfolio assortment and planning, and interfacing with cross functional teams to deliver on category plans
  • Develop strong collaborative working relationships across internal cross-functional stakeholders to influence the strategic direction of the Category and address issues
  • Responsible for co-leading the category commercialization process
  • Key contributor to the company’s S&OP and SAP processes
  • Provide organizational leadership and bring enterprise wide thinking and responsibility


 Must have:

  • Minimum 5 years Category/Marketing Management experience in CPG
  • Demonstrated leadership, drive for results and superior execution
  • Strong analytical, presentation and project management skills
  • Strong Financial acumen – Profitability (P&Ls)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to collaborate with other departments as well as work independently
  • Resiliency to deal with ambiguity and lead through change



Competitive base salary


If you possess the right attitude, experience and work ethic, we look forward to receiving your resume and speaking with you at your earliest convenience. Please note that only those candidates who we view as suitable for the position will be contacted to move forward in the interview process.

If you’d like to be considered for the position, please send your resume and cover letter as well as any other relative documentation to Darren Faria at


Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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Etobicoke, ON


Competitive compensation


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Category Manager – Food & Beverage Industry

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