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Assistant Category Manager

Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 03/20/2023 Job Number: BD12765320

Job Description

Role Summary:We are looking for an Assistant Category Manager with a passion for the Industry and bringing consumer and shopper insights to life, with a focus on driving action in retail. This position will support our critically important Kroger business, focused on developing insights-based opportunities and communicating strategic growth recommendations based on our IGNITE framework.  Searching for an individual who takes ownership of their work, that is detail-orientated, achieves timelines and always pushes themselves to reach higher and accomplish more.
  1. Build strong relationships with customer as a trusted Category advisor across all areas of the business 
  2. Lead, motivate and drive strong engagement with sales partners
  3. Effectively communicate, manage, and prioritize workload across multiple workstreams
  4. Develop impactful category analyses and consumer insights using a range of syndicated and non-syndicated data sources
  5. Effectively educate internal teammates and external customers on growth opportunities through clear and impactful communications
  6. Partner with Sales team to engage external retailer buying team in defined territories with goal of identifying opportunities to grow the category
  7. Track & measure retailer results against the aligned strategic goals and shelf objectives
Qualifications – External Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or similar field
  2. Moderate to Advanced Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to organize and analyze data
  3. Strong familiarity with shelf space technology and software programs and their capabilities (JDA/SPP, PMT, etc.)
  4. Demonstrated ability to synthesize & leverage multiple data points/insights (shopper, consumer, category, product) to create retail strategies that unlock growth.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. 2+ years’ experience in Category Management or Sales within consumer-packaged goods industry
  2. Familiarity with syndicated data sources, software, and measures (IRI, Nielsen, 84.51 etc.) is preferred.
  3. Experience with dash boarding software such as PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau, or Spotfire
  4. Database management and product attribution experience
Desired Traits:
  1. Positive Attitude with total team mindset
  2. Self-starter who will take ownership of work and drive results
  3. Strong analytical and organizational skills with high attention to detail
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

Envision, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kim Zarinelli
Senior CPG Recruiter

Hello, My name is Kim Zarinelli and I have been working for Envision LLC. for 16 years. I really enjoy the company I work for and I truly enjoy meeting the people I help locate new career opportunities for. I am a Senior Recruiter focused on the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. I am always looking for solid  candidates with 2 to 5 years of Category Space Planning, Category Manager, Category Analyst, Sales Analyst, and Category Analytics experience. Feel free to send me your resume at I would love to meet you and help you locate your next career opportunity! 

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