Category Operations Manager NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Peterborough , United Kingdom

  • Salary : Competitive

  • Posted : 13-06-2022

  • Position: Full time

  • Job Division: Frontline

Job Description

Are you looking for a new direction in your career? Do you want to join a team that embraces flexible working? An exciting brand-new opportunity has arisen within this team for a full time Category Operations Manager on Sainsbury’s.

The Category Operations Manager is there to support the Category Manager in creating, reviewing, and implementing (where required) magazine ranges for Sainsbury’s.

This role is responsible for ensuring that all communication to Frontline, Retail, Wholesale, and other key stakeholders is on time and accurate. The Category Operations Manager is also responsible for ensuring the accurate reporting against our KPI’s and other ad hoc requests to support the wider Category Management team.

Although the role is split between the office and WFH there may be occasional travel required to Publishers/Retailers.  This role is a great entry into Category Management and does not come with line management.


At the Frontline Group we offer great training, and a range of salary sacrifice flexible benefits which you can select based on your lifestyle; benefit options include private medical insurance, holiday purchase and a tech scheme to name a few.

On top of that we also offer:
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)
• Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
• Coaching with accredited coaches
• 2 paid days to volunteer for a registered charity
• Inhouse Gym
• Onsite Café

Essential Skills

Key Competencies and Skills required

  • Excellent time keeping and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, numerical and planning skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ownership, proactivity and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility: able to adapt approach depending on the situation
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity: work well within a team, be aware of impact on others and share best practice.

About Company

The Frontline Group is made up of Frontline, Seymour, Gold Key Media and Routes to Retail.  We’re the market leading UK Distributor and the biggest global exporter of magazines. This means in your career you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting and iconic magazine brands as well as on titles that operate with highly engaged and passionate audiences.  Our publishers produce market leading brands such as Radio Times, Good Housekeeping, Closer, Autocar, Paw Patrol, Grazia, Vogue, Slimming World, Match of the Day, National Geographic and many more.  As a Distributor we work closely with UK and International retailers, wholesale, International Distributors and other parts of the supply chain to ensure our publishers sales, retail marketing and distribution objectives are met.   

The Frontline Group is owned by two of the world’s leading publishing companies, Bauer Media and Immediate Media Company. This will give you the opportunity to grow your career across a number of different businesses and functions, including trade marketing, publishing, brand marketing, sales, finance and supply chain. We strongly believe in developing our own people and have a great track record of taking people from account exec level through to senior positions within the Group. 

Our teams are made up of the most talented and widely respected people in our industry and are seen as the experts in their fields.  At the Frontline Group we celebrate our differences and seek to ensure everyone feels welcome, trusted and valued for being their authentic selves. 

Bring ‘You’ to the interview 

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We want to make sure that our selection processes are as fair as they can possibly be, providing a level playing field for anyone who wants to come and work with us. Therefore, if you require any adjustments to an interview process, please feel free to get in touch with  or who will be happy to discuss your needs in complete confidence and we will do everything we can to make this a fair opportunity. 

We want to make sure that we find the best people to work in our teams, and one of the ways we do this by ensuring that all our roles reflect a hybrid approach, a combination of in-office and remote working.

Want to see what our People say about working for us? Head on over to our website to find out more.

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