Kellogg Associate Manager, Category Management in GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan

Grow with us as a Manager of Category Management here in the Kellogg Sales division! You will represent Kellogg at one of the mid-west regions most respected and recognized retail operators plus work on a wholesale customer. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


In your role as an Associate Manager of Category Management at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Providing category insights and recommendations to internal and external customers leveraging analytics from disparate data sources

  • Uncovering key category insights and thought leadership opportunities which impact Kellogg categories and developing solution based presentations to target those opportunities

  • Commercializing and providing industry, consumer and customer trends to develop strategic action plans

  • Leading and presenting projects around product, placement, promotion and pricing

  • Leading retail customer penetration across multiple contacts and departments by leveraging team and becoming a trusted advisor


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 with significant CPG related experience

  • High level analytical capability

  • Proficiency in Apollo/JDA space planning software

  • Proficiency in using syndicated data and shopper panel metrics (Nielsen, IRI, etc)

  • Strong leadership, decision making capability and a proven track record of success

  • Ability and willingness to penetrate senior leadership level at retailer

  • Assimilating and interpreting data from multiple disparate data sources into concise action oriented recommendations

  • Experience communicating complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels

  • Experience in managing vendor/customer relationshipsStrong Excel and PowerPoint skills

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


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Shopper and consumer insight experience and exposure

  • Strong working knowledge of Broker network

  • Solid analytical and/or sales background

  • Experience within category management field

  • Development and application of analytics, principles, theories and concepts in Category Management or Shopper Insights Research

  • Experience providing industry, consumer and customer trends to develop strategic action plans


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

  • This position provides participation in one of our Fleet Program options.

  • 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.

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Title: Associate Manager, Category Management

Location: USA-MI-Grand Rapids

Requisition ID: SAL007579

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: May 19, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No