Category Manager- Grocery in Northlake, IL at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



 

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is looking for a highly motivated, analytically-minded professional to join its Grocery Business Unit Category Management team.

The Category Manager plays a valuable role in building a strong partnership with key Grocery retailers by providing strategic, consultative category guidance to deliver market leading growth for the Keurig Dr Pepper portfolio inclusive of the beverage and snacking categories. This individual will conduct high quality analysis and synthesize multiple data sources to generate insights and actionable recommendations, while leveraging effective communication & influencing skills to orchestrate action within the operational realities of the retail environment.

What you will do:

  • Develop and cultivate business relationships with key retailer contacts that establish KDP as the indispensable partner for all category management needs
  • Deliver fully integrated consumer, shopper, category and marketplace insights and trends to guide key account’s strategic choices and tactical executions, to drive market leading growth for the short and long term
  • Conduct robust analysis using research, category management capabilities, analytical tools, and data visualization to identify and communicate business opportunities or challenges
  • Penetrate and collaborate with multiple internal cross-functional teams and the customer to connect business opportunities and develop both strategic and tactical solutions
  • Plan and execute planogram and assortment reviews with key account merchant teams
  • Provide category management reporting, trend analysis, customized reports, and special project work directly to the key account merchant teams
  • Leverage critical thinking and problem solving skills to recognize and anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting and translate insight into retail action

Serve as the expert on all things category to cross-functional team members



Requirements

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A minimum of 5 years of business experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) with a focus on category management (mandatory), business analytics and/or shopper insights
  • Experience interacting with buyers and internal cross functional partners
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal, written & presentation and follow-through
  • Strength in leveraging facts and insights to build compelling stories with actionable recommendations
  • Superior drive for results with demonstrated ability to build indispensable, collaborative partnerships with the customer and internal business partners, across functional teams
  • Capability to develop and influence strategies and tactics at both retailer and manufacturer, vertically and horizontally
  • Extensive syndicated data knowledge with IRI, Nielsen, Numerator, and retailer-specific point of sale (POS), etc.
  • Advanced proficiency in JDA Space Planning software
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)  
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Keurig Dr Pepper is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a reference check, background check, drug/alcohol test, and documented proof of work authorization. In addition, some roles require a pre-employment medical examination to determine your ability to perform the essential duties of the job.



Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.