Category Development Manager, Convenience

Recruiter
Heineken
Location
White Plains
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Role
Retail
Industry
Accounting
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Category Development Manager, Convenience

Location: White Plains, NY

AIM of Role: Provide category management leadership to accounts providing insights on assortment, pricing, promotion, and market performance to mutually drive category and HUSA business results

Key Responsibilities:

* Participate in the creation of business plans for key retailers with focus on specific category management activities

* Use syndicated and retailer-specific data to report and support the development of category management initiatives. Present insights and opportunities to the retailer where appropriate.

* Prepare retailer presentations/templates such as business review, new item presentations, promotion analysis etc.

* Collaborate with category management team to enhance strategies, tactics, and tool development / implementation

* Sell-in account-specific category management programs (including shelf sets and planograms)

* Assist in piloting, implementation and maintenance of account-specific category management initiatives

* Work with account owners to measure account-specific category management plan action steps through consistent tracking and scorecards

Background/Experience Required

* 5+ years of CPG category management experience required

* Strong analytical and technical skills required

* Experience with syndicated data sources (Nielsen, IRI, Spectra, Household Panel), Retail Link, and consumer/shopper insights required

* Exposure to retail account management and beverage distribution models preferred

* Strong communication skills

* Bachelor's Degree