Kellogg Sr. Manager, Category Strategy in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Come grow with us as you help secure the success and sustainability our company thrives on. Lead with us as you will be accountable for driving and executing Brand and Innovation strategies through Snacks Category Management to ensure consistent customer and consumer engagement. This position plays an integral role in developing and deploying category strategies. The role is responsible for collaborating with Marketing, Customer Marketing, Supply Chain & Field Sales to develop assortment priorities through Kellogg’s Shelf Lead Assortment Management (SLAM) process and insight-based, Perfect Shelf principles to enable Kellogg to win where the shopper shops.

Learn with us in an environment that cares about your development. Engage with us as you join a phenomenal team – one company; endless possibilities for you!


In your role as a Senior Manager Category Strategy at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Communicating field based Category Managementimplications and needs to Customer Marketing, Innovation, Market Research,Brand Marketing and Sales

  • Delivering Category Management insights

  • Commercializing and guiding Market Researchinitiatives related to the achievement of sales objectives

  • Managing Kellogg’s Category Management bestpractices around the consumer and customer within the commercializedgo-to-market strategy

  • Uncovering key category opportunities whichimpact Kellogg brands and developing solutions based selling tools andpresentations

  • Deploying Kellogg’s category customerstrategies to field based Category Management through articulation andcustomization of key Marketing and Innovation strategies


As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Category Management, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Significant CPG industry experience (i.e.Category Management, Shopper Insights and/or sales experience)

  • Previous experience communicating complexand/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences withdiffering knowledge levels, both in writing and verbally

  • Ability to draw conclusions, address keyopportunities, and understand and apply market research tools to createselling stories

  • Strong knowledge of Category Managementpractices and tools (IRI, ACNielsen, Spectra)

  • Experience negotiating and influencing,through communications, large groups or high-level constituents/representativesof an organization

  • Experience in managing vendor/customerrelationships

  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Exceland PowerPoint

  • Ability to work in conditions which includemultiple and sometimes conflicting priorities


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience driving strategy across businessunits

  • Significant Category Management and/or ShopperInsights experience

  • Experience in delivering advanced insightswith a variety of information streams beyond syndicated data

  • Supervisory/managerial experience


The ideal candidate will work daily from our Corporate Office Location in Battle Creek, MI

  • A flexible work schedule and the ability totravel up to 20% of the time

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

Title: Sr. Manager, Category Strategy

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: SAL007386

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: May 13, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes