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Manager – Category Development

Company: Energizer
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible. 

Position Summary

The Category Development Manager provides support on reporting category trends and modular recommendations to the customer. This role has responsibility for analyzing and identifying key trends within the business, building plans around a category strategy, and executing modular based on that strategy. This role will be the expert in the customer’s category as well as the key strategic leader to assist the Buyer with data-based reporting and recommendations.

Accountabilities
  • Analysis and decision making – Leads assessment, analysis, & insight generation. Owns customer category management & analytics, leveraging syndicated and customer POS systems. Works on strategy and modular execution
  • Teamwork - work well with others to ensure the team’s effectiveness in reaching the customer’s desired outcomes
  • Achieving Results - set standards and goals for both themselves and the team that will result in achieving and exceeding the customer’s business plans
  • Direct account responsibility with regular ongoing customer face-to-face interaction.
Specific Accountabilities
  • Act as the category leader with customers to help develop category strategy based on insights and market trends
  • Develop and deliver customer presentations
  • Support the customer category modular process with data-driven recommendations and modular drawing
  • Lead and tracks key projects/initiatives for the customer
  • Conduct competitive analysis that identifies competitor strategies, strengths and weaknesses
  • Responsible for the identification and tracking of key trends
  • Conduct ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Complete ad tracking for channel/ retailers
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Formulates standard category reporting with the customer and syndicated data
Required Skills and Experience
  • BA/BS required; Marketing/Business Administration preferred
  • Proven ability to work effectively with teams, strong communication and interpersonal skills including presentation and relationship building is essential
  • 3-5 years category management, sales experience, or relevant job experience
  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience in developing & delivering compelling stories/presentations
  • Technically skilled with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, and SharePoint is preferred
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Category/sales analytics experience
  • Consumer products industry experience or background
  • Syndicated data experience (NPD/IRI/Nielsen scan & panel platforms)
  • Proficiency in JDA space planning software
  • Customer POS systems familiarity
Working Relationships & Environment
  • Located in Bentonville, AR
Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: Energizer, Springdale , Manager – Category Development, Other , Bentonville, Arkansas

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