Kellogg Associate Manager, Category Management - Food Service in ELMHURST, Illinois

As an Associate Manager, Category Management working on the Specialty Sales Team you’ll take an analytical approach to managing assigned categories, and share insights and learning on key initiatives and executions, to influence future strategies. A valued part of the KSC Sales organization, you’ll support key planning processes, and engage in the development of the annual strategy and monthly reporting. Our success is shaped by you.

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Analysis and Insights – With an uncommonly good eye, you will analyze sales data and deliver regular briefings and category reviews. We’re also looking to you to uncover business insights and sales opportunities that will accelerate Foodservice growth, support analytical ad-hoc data deep-dive requests, and monitor competitive activity, recommending solutions to grow the category and Kellogg’s business.

  • Development and Refinement of Foodservice Category Strategies – You’ll use your solid understanding of the shopper to execute category strategies in alignment with Kellogg and our customers’ priorities. Because consumers are at the heart of everything we create, you will develop innovative Foodservice solutions based on consumer and shopper insights to drive KUSA goals and objectives.

  • Customer Communication and Collaboration – With a solid understanding of our customers’ needs and expectations, you’ll serve as subject matter expert to create future state strategy. You’ll also provide customer insight back to the business to ensure account level knowledge is incorporated by our Account Sales teams. Two scoops of communication and collaboration are key ingredients in your recipe for success.

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • BA/BS Degree OR High School Diploma/GED and significant related experience

  • CPG industry experience

  • Familiarity with syndicated data sources

Preferred:

  • Advanced to expert in MS Excel

  • Foodservice experience

  • Familiarity with NPD Crest, NPD Market Sizing, or NPD Supply Track

  • Prior tactical and strategic experience within the Category Management and/or Shopper Insights field

  • Space planning and/or shelf merchandising experience (POGs)

  • Customer interaction experience

  • Full use and application of analytics, principles, techniques and tools of Category Management

  • Full use and application of panel data from IRI or AC Nielsen or other retailer data sources

WHAT’S NEXT

It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html

  • New Hire Benefits Guide at http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/

  • Kellogg Stories and News at http://newsroom.kelloggcompany.com/

THE FINER PRINT

The travel requirement for this job will be 25%.

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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Kellogg Recruitment

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Title: Associate Manager, Category Management - Food Service

Location: USA-IL-Elmhurst

Requisition ID: SAL009945

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Mar 8, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No