Manager, Category Development Meijer, Grand Rapids Area

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking Michigan, MI

Company
DiversityWorking
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
7289423
AJE Ref #
576154163
Location
Michigan, MI
Job Type
Regular

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External Job TitleManager, Category Development - Meijer, Grand Rapids Area
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* 52742BR
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* Sales
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* Employee
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* United States
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* Michigan
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* Michigan
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* External Job Description
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* Manager, Category Development - Meijer
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* Purpose:

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* Primarily responsible for providing category recommendations to the customer through a fact-based approach:
category assessment, planogram development, assortment optimization, promotional planning and evaluation, shopper insights, etc.
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* Complexity of Role:

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* Has a solid understanding of the business, financials, products and services, markets, and the needs of the customer; become recognized as an expert in the Spirits category.- Complexity is high and flexibility is critical in a dynamic, fast-paced environment (very SKU intensive category).- The role requires a significant level of collaboration and the ability to build productive relationships cross-functionally with multiple customer teams (buying team, space planning team, marketing team) in order to provide sound fact-based category recommendations to the customer.- Deep understanding of category management best practices and ways of working.
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* Key Outputs/Deliverables:

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* 1) Delivery of standard category management practices:
shelf merchandising, promotion planning/analysis, pricing analysis, and business development projects.2) Creation and maintenance of category scorecards with proactive action step recommendations on an ongoing basis.3) Assume expert role and ownership of assigned tools, processes, and tasks.
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- Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant experience required, preferably Category Management experience in Consumer Packaged Goods or Beverage Category- Highly prefer strong technical experience with advanced software skills relevant to Category Management function and the customer - this includes syndicated data systems (Nielsen, IRI, Spectra), internal Meijer customer data and shopper insights systems (Microstrategy and ShopperView), space planning software (JDA), and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint).- Previous category advisor or customer interfacing roles required.- Possess strong project management, time management, and organizational skills.Periodic travel required - approximately 10%.
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* EEOC Statement (Only for US Users. For other markets, please leave blank)
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* Diageo is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. Diageo does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, Protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. Diageo also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. .