Category Manager / Customer Solutions

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Well Known Foods Company Naperville, IL

Naperville, IL
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Well Known Foods Company brings innovation and vision to several of the industry's most dynamic food categories:

Key Responsibilities:

* Category analytic s

* Category Management

* Development of category growth initiatives

* Establish customer relationships

* Integrate consumer, shopper and analytic insights, processes and tools to achieve best in class category management that is linked to the vision and strategy for each category

* Provide insights regarding assortment, space requirements, share of shelf, and financial productivity for category reviews to drive market share
* Review category and company sales performance on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous high levels of product visibility and availability
* Support the development and execute merchandising strategies that enhance in-store communications through a first-rate understanding of shopper attitude behavior
* Proactively identify competitive activity from account programs that may have major, long-term impact on Brand and Corporate goals and strategies. Provide recommendations to mitigate impact to our company business
* Execute shelf strategy schematics utilizing Apollo, ProSpace, Galleria and / or other space planning software
* Manage and develop schematic updates, new items, item discontinuations and category resets always ensuring that customer merchandising guidelines are followed
* Develop and implement Test Sets to identify and correct any implementation issues prior to reset
* Provide insights regarding assortment, space requirements, share of shelf and financial productivity within the schematic versions in preparation for category reviews
* Build connectivity between category, sales and marketing to ensure timely execution of new projects
* Liaise effectively with external vendors that support category management processes ensuring delivery on time and on budget

BA, BS Degree
* 3-5 years of cpg experience in sales working at a National Account Management /Key Account Management /Business Development Management level,
* 3-5 consumer/shopper insight ,category management
* Excellent understanding of retail landscape, customer requirements and trends across markets.
* Ability to lead the development of a strategic commercial agenda internally