Kellogg Associate Manager, Category Management in CINCINNATI, Ohio

Grow your career as an Associate Manager, Category Management on the Kroger Category Management team – where we believe in your success. Here you will be a part of a dynamic and diversity-minded team focused on executing category strategies in alignment with customer priorities, helping Kellogg become an indispensable partner to our Customer. Through your leadership role as the Associate Manager, Category Management, you will help secure the success and sustainability our company thrives on, helping us to achieve our mission in making Kellogg a global company committed to building long term growth in volume and profit. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. Together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career!


In your role as an Associate Manager, Category Management on the Kroger Team, you will be part of our success by:

  • Initiating Category Management activities and developing innovative retailer solutions based on consumer insights

  • Collaborating with Kroger to align on business needs and expectations, utilizing the total Kellogg offering to meet their needs to drive Category sales

  • Leveraging Kroger, industry, market and competitive information to gain a competitive edge to drive sales and profitable opportunities for category and Kellogg Company

  • Optimizing assortment and shelving at Kroger in alignment with Kellogg strategy to drive category and Kellogg sales


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


  • High school Diploma/GED and significant related experience

  • CPG or related industry experience

  • Ability to work in conditions which include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities

  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Motor vehicle history with 2 or less moving violations within the last 36 months


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Strong attention to detail and an eye for accuracy

  • Previous strategic analytical experience leveraging techniques and tools of Category Management, such as IRI, Nielsen, Kantar, and Account Specific Shopper Card Data

  • Ability to draw conclusions, identify and address key opportunities, understand and leverage multiple data sources to create selling stories

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

  • Space planning and/or shelf merchandising experience


  • A flexible work schedule and the ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • This position provides participation in the Kellogg Auto Reimbursement Program or the Fleet Allowance Program.

  • The Auto Reimbursement Program offers a flexible plan that allows you to use your personal vehicle with compliant vehicle age and insurance requirement, and is tax-free for employees driving over 5,000 business miles annually.

  • The Fleet Allowance Program allows you to drive any personal vehicle with no vehicle age restriction with compliant insurance requirement and is a flat monthly allowance which is taxable.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

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.

Title: Associate Manager, Category Management

Location: USA-OH-Cincinnati

Requisition ID: SAL007196

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Oct 27, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No