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Category Manager, Kroger Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Category Manager, Kroger

Campbell Soup Company - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 8/12/2022 - Expires: 11/10/2022

Job ID: 245715270

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Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Category Manager, Kroger

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary:

As a member of the Campbell Snacks Category Management Team, the Kroger Category Management Lead will be responsible for accelerating strategic and tactical thought leadership while driving category and Campbell Snacks retailer growth. This person will be responsible for executing against Kroger Category Management team objectives, partner on category/line reviews, new item performance tracking, and be the trusted advisor for retailers. The Category Management Lead will partner with key retailer decision makers aligning on priorities, insight needs and whitespace identification to drive Campbell Snacks strategic retailer partnerships forward. This person will use point-of-sale, loyalty and shopper data to create clear actionable category recommendations. This role will focus across all Campbell Snacks products and categories.

Primary Responsibilities:

Proactively develop collaborative relationships with our retail partners to be viewed as a trusted resource for category insights and objective growth opportunities
Actively advise Retailers partners on category and shopper centric opportunities to grow market share
Supports the development of category strategy and assists customer with integrated category strategy development
Supports strategic and tactical recommendations on the Distribution, Shelving, Merchandising and Pricing (DSMP) goals to improve overall category performance.
Responsible for developing customer specific presentation of relevant consumer insights, competitive responses, and new item/category selling strategies.
Actively lead and participate in preparation of line reviews and reoccurring customer category reviews, JBP plans, and Top to Top meetings.
Lead comprehensive understanding of plan-o-gram insights and assortment to help identify and drive strategic sales opportunities and customer growth objectives.
Develops strong working relationships with category leadership, buyers and cross functional departments.
Provides distribution forecast on managed accounts as input into Campbell Snacks IBP cycle

Job Complexity:

The Kroger Category Lead will work with buyers, insights teams, and senior leaders with the goal of driving strategic category direction. This role will require professionalism, executive presence, ability to balance customer/Campbells daily.
Works with cross-functional groups including the retailer, internal customer team(s), and World HQ resources.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required
1+ years' experience in Category Management or data analytics role in the CPG industry
IRI or Nielson syndicated data experience
Excellent analytical skills and attention to details
Robust communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to think strategically
Problem Solving & Analytical Ability
Strong technical skills (ProSpace, Excel, Access, etc.)
Market 6 and 84.51 Loyalty card experience
POG software (Blue Yonder) and loyalty card understanding

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred:

Some experience with Loyalty card utilization, Category & Shopper Knowledge
Strong in strategic storytelling
Familiar with and can draw planograms
High degree of self-motivation and discipline
Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written & verbal)
Excels at math, analytics, and problem-solving
Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals within the organization and maintain regular contact with all stakeholders
Team oriented with the ability to work independently
Initiative and ability to work with various individuals and groups inside and outside the company progressing towards a common goal

Working Conditions:

This position works out of the Campbell US Sales office "8805 Governor's Hill Drive, Suite 300 Cincinnati, OH 45249".
Approximately 10% travel is required to the customer & team meetings
This role reports directly into the Kroger Senior Category Manager Lead

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Clickherefor additional information.

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The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
No
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
68868254
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