Associate Manager Category Leadership

2018-04-08
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

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  full-time   employee


Mason
Ohio
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Assists with leading category growth platform development. Delivers category initiatives and plans to field sales. Supports field in deployment of materials to key customers. Assists manager to deliver category analysis and business implications to sales team, identifying the opportunity to enhance customer/category objectives and those of the company. Customizes existing corporate category initiatives and plans to drive the company and category sales at the customer. Work with internal partners, retailer contacts to develop and help implement category growth plans. Direct broker partners to develop planograms in concert with shelving standards across priority categories. Develops proposals for distribution and shelving changes to the account.
Position Responsibilities
Assists manager to deliver category analysis and business implications to sales team, identifying the opportunity to enhance customer/category objectives and those of the company
Customizes existing corporate category initiatives and plans to drive company and category sales at the customer
Assists with delivery of category insights to develop collaborative business solutions
Assists team to exceed established shelving and merchandising objectives.
Consistently deliver category insights to account in company?s priority categories, striving to, or confirming the position of lead vendor within the category review process.
Work with internal partners, retailer contacts to develop and help implement category growth plans
Direct broker partners to develop planograms in concert with shelving standards across priority categories
Educate sales team on new item initiatives and category rationale for development; develop proposals for distribution and shelving changes to the account
Ensure category initiatives and plans are delivered
Position Qualifications
Bachelor?s Degree required
1 ? 3 Years of CPG related experience in sales or analytical roles.
Communication, presentation and negotiation skills
Data integration & interpretation experience
Problem solving skills
Analytical thinking skills
Time management skills
Action-oriented with proactive, self-starting nature
Ability to synthesize a holistic sales story from multiple sources of data. (syndicated, loyalty, consumer and industry trends)
Understands the fundamentals of syndicated panel data.
Experience working directly with customers in growing category sales a plus.
Must possess solid knowledge of computers, MS Office Suite, Nielsen/IRI, space management tools
Customer loyalty card knowledge a plus
Special emphasis on spreadsheet development and automation is a plus.
Working knowledge of retail merchandising and in store execution tactics.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize/manage multiple projects at once.
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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

 

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