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Category Management

When it comes to executive search for the food and beverage industry, we know that every search is mission critical. We are plugged in to what makes a great candidate across every functional role of your food and beverage organization, because food and beverage is all we do. We qualify Category Management executive search candidates for growth agility and cross-functional compatibility, taking a holistic view of your organization’s needs for growth and leadership. Our Optimal Fit approach ensures the right match the first time for your Category Management function executive search.

Category Managers play an integral role in driving profitability and representing brands. Beyond identifying a senior and executive level candidate who can negotiate with vendors, develop shelving and SKU recommendations, and establish measurable targets to analyze market impact, companies need experienced professionals who lead with innovation in retail execution and can become passionate representatives of a company or brand. This individual should possess excellent social skills and deep knowledge of consumer demographics, and be in tune with the pain points of retailers.

Today’s growth-oriented food and beverage companies need strong leaders with the growth agility to embrace change and recognize opportunity in times of disruption. The Wolf Search Optimal Fit advantage digs deep past the core competencies of the Category Management role and delves into the intangibles that distinguish top talent in the food and beverage industry. Let us help you find the leaders who are ready to make the difference for your operations.

Wolf Search Solutions has a proven track record of placing game-changing talent across a broad range of food and beverage company types and at varying stages of the business life cycle. We have the necessary expertise in placing pivotal leadership who can drive next-generation growth while embracing your organization’s inherent culture.

Wolf has been building and nurturing our extensive network for more than 30 years. We have a discerning eye for the unique leaders who have the stamina required to thrive in fast-paced environments where accountability, execution, and delivery are paramount. Wolf identifies leaders who lean into ambiguity, have a passion for building, and possess highly developed strategic and execution agility. Intuitively, we know how to deliver the unique few who simplify the complex and drive results, even when the roadmap isn’t clearly laid out.

"The Wolf Search Solutions team is passionate and incredibly dedicated. They worked collaboratively to build an entirely new department by assisting in the creation of and structure for our new team. Having previously worked with the Wolf team, I had 100% confidence that they would get it done right the first time."

Luis Andrade

Executive Vice President
Ventura Foods

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