Category Manager (CPG)

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EDT, CDT*

Acosta - Business Intelligence

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Regular Full-Time

Overview: <p>This is a <strong>work-from-home</strong> position, open to <strong>EST</strong> and <strong>CST</strong> locations.</p> <p>The Category Manager is responsible for delivering high-level analytical solutions in support of Small Format channels, primarily focused on <strong>Coca-Cola North America</strong>.</p> <p>You must have a solid understanding of <strong>4Ps</strong>, coupled with a focus on client and retailer strategies and objectives, to deliver actionable insights, business solutions, and profitable recommendations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: Essential Functions:<br /> <ul> <li>Analyze data to develop insights-based analysis/projects with recommendations focused on strategies and objectives</li> <li>Participate in the category review process working with other cross-functional teams to provide complete category management solutions.</li> <li>Independently develop and maintain client-specific reporting that measures performance against strategies and objectives.</li> <li>Work closely and often with assigned clients and business managers by setting up regular meetings to become a trusted advisor</li> <li>Build solid sales presentations using syndicated, shopper and other sources of data that provide solutions and recommendations to address business issues.</li> <li>Maintain optimal connectivity with clients to ensure understanding of KPI's, innovation, and other important information.</li> <li>Provide follow up and summarize results; Submit success stories</li> <li>Attend sales calls at assigned customers.</li> <li>Meeting the physical requirements &ndash; listed below</li> <li>Other duties as assigned &nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: Education Requirements:<br /> <ul> <li>High School Diploma/GED</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree (preferred)</li> <li>Category Management Certification Preferred</li> <li>Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement Work Experience Requirements:</li> <li>&nbsp;3 &ndash; 5 years related work experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:</li> <li>Must be able to demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, VB, advanced macros. Knowledge of Power BI would be a strong asset.</li> <li>Must have experience with syndicated data and/or space management tools. Identifies and leverages relevant data to diagnose situations and identify potential solutions</li> <li>Able to effectively and independently conduct data mining utilizing CPG math concepts and tools.</li> <li>Communicates clearly and effectively while understanding and adapting to the audience.</li> <li>Independently manages project plans and assumes responsibility for tracking, communication, and timing.</li> <li>Able to recognize problems and issues and identify info needed to diagnose.</li> <li>Demonstrates drive to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders</li> <li>Able to execute strategic objectives and provide input as needed to keep priorities on track. &nbsp;</li> <li></li> </ul> The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values: <br /> <ul> <li>People Minded&ndash; Must show dignity and respect to all people Integrity&ndash; Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior</li> <li>Results-Oriented&ndash; Must show passion, pride, and commitment to succeed</li> <li>Trust&ndash; Must be honest, sincere and confident</li> <li>Teamwork&ndash; Must build trusting relationships</li> <li>Innovation&ndash; Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense, and vision</li> <li>Balance&ndash; Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life. &nbsp;</li> </ul> <br />By submitting your application you agree with and accept the Acosta Privacy Statement and Terms of Conditions. &nbsp; &nbsp; US:&nbsp;http://acosta.jobs/privacy-policy-us/ Canada:&nbsp;http://acosta.jobs/privacy-policy-ca/