Manager, Category Management in White Plains NY NY

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Danone North America
Manager, Category Management
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White Plains NY NY
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Job Types:
Category Manager, Marketing Management, Product/Brand Management

About the job

About the Job:
We have an amazing opportunity for a Category Manager located in White Plains NY or Remote considered.
In this role, the Category Manager is responsible for translating category management principles into action through data analytics and consumer/shopper insights. This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Category Management. The Category Manager will support all of Danone&##39;s competitive categories at Giant Foods and The Giant Company. Their day-to-day function will be working with the retailers&##39; Category Merchants to drive category initiatives and Ahold Delhaize strategies. This position interacts with many different functions, including Ecomm, Shopper and our Center of Excellence.

• Driving category management principles through the application of strong data analytics and consumer/shopper insights. Develop fact-based selling stories leveraging syndicated data sources. This person participates in meetings as an "expert" for the category and in the field of category management.
• Use multiple data sources (e.g. IRI, CSIA Panel, Numerator, etc.) to develop reports to include sales/share reporting, opportunity gap, SKU rationalization, plan-o-gram analysis, post promotion analysis, item tracking, pricing studies, financial performance, sales and performance trackers
• Develop strategic business plans, vision, tactics, and strategies for achieving category volume, contribution, and share objectives.
• Build and maintain long-term relationships with the Ahold buying teams and proactively present category & marketplace insights
• Conduct detailed category decompositions and deliver insights to action by identifying trends, opportunities, and challenges to core business areas in an extremely fast paced environment
• Strong working knowledge and execution of shelving standards and associated shelving software tools (JDA)
• Collaborate with cross functional team to create customized solutions that ensure delivery across key initiatives
• Analyze and evaluate demographic profiles and consumer purchasing behavior at Ahold across categories and groups of accounts/ categories.
• Work efficiently to respond to urgent requests for information and presentation support to drive growth in an extremely dynamic environment.
• Stay abreast of global consumer trends in a widely diverse set of retail channels.

About you

About You:
• 4-year college degree in Business or related field
• 4-6 years of Category Management experience within the consumer-packaged goods industry
• Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking; ability to link strategies, objectives to develop compelling stories
• Strong thought leadership and influencing skills: ability to influence both internal teams and customer
• Ability to proactively set and lead an insights agenda
• Expert in syndicated data required, proficient in shopper/panel data and space management. Able to synthesize data into insights and compelling category growth narratives.
• Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to interact confidently and effectively with team members, management, and the customer
• Can manage multiple projects at once and able to prioritize and adapt quickly
• Excellent MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
• Comfortable with business travel (5 - 20% travel as needed, when company COVID travel limits are lifted)

About us

About Us:

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people&##39;s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as one of the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits including flexible time off (no yearly cap) and up to 26 weeks gender-neutral paid parental leave, and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food. Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food! Learn more

Danone North America doesn&##39;t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We&##39;re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

The base compensation range for this position is $100,000-$125,000. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.

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