Sr. Category Manager, Analytics – Managed Services in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

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Job Description

Sr. Category Manager, Analytics – Managed Services

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

The Sr. Category Manager uses strong category management principles to identify and capture white space in a non-traditional environment, such as Fountain Food Service. Opportunities are found by developing strategic, consultative category guidance to deliver market leading growth for the category and the Keurig Dr Pepper portfolio. 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.

What you will do:

  • Develop and cultivate business relationships with key customer contacts that establish KDP as the indispensable partner for all category management needs
  • Develop & deliver fully integrated consumer, shopper, category and marketplace insights and trends to guide strategic choices and tactical executions, to drive market leading growth for the short and long term
  • Implement framework for growing KDP distribution within the Managed Services sector while taking on category leadership positions
  • Develop planogram recommendations / lead in-person planogram development meetings with key retailers contacts
  • Conduct robust analysis using research, category management capabilities, financial acumen, 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
  • Provide category management reporting, trend analysis, customized reports, and special project work directly to the retailers
  • Develop analyses that you will present to C-Suite retailer partners
  • 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


What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A minimum of 8 years of business experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) with a focus on category management (mandatory), business analytics and/or shopper insights
  • Experience servicing Managed Service accounts
  • Advanced proficiency in JDA Space Planning software
  • Be a self-starter
  • People management experience preferred
  • 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.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)  

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.