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Acosta Sales & Marketing Category Manager (Pet) in Boise, Idaho


This is a work-from-home opportunity, supporting the Pet Category .

The Category Manager provides a high level of support for the implementation of Category Management and other related business insights initiatives within a designated customer.

You will regularly meet with multi-division retailers in the market along with business managers to drive category management initiatives. As well as manage major projects or programs in the areas of space, merchandising, pricing requirements in assigned categories and have a long term effect on business results.



Essential Functions:

  • Analyze complex data and provide thoughtful, proactive guidance and recommendations that address the 4-Ps (product, pricing, promotion, placement).

  • Lead and direct the category review process through the 3-call process while engaging with cross-functional teams to provide a complete category management solution.

  • Build compelling sales presentations using syndicated, shopper and other sources of data that provide in-depth analysis and solutions that address current business issues.

  • Understand client KPIs that drive profit and sales and deliver data reports to scorecard or validate progress.

  • Work closely and often with assigned clients and business managers by setting up regular meetings to become a trusted advisor.

  • Provide follow up and summarize results of analysis; create case studies and success stories.

  • Attend sales calls at assigned customers.

  • Meeting the physical requirements – listed below

  • Other duties as assigned


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

  • Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement

  • Category Management Certification Preferred

Work Experience Requirements :

  • 3-5 years related work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Must possess a solid working knowledge of the CPG industry (data sources, tools, concepts, etc.). Must be proficient in industry tools utilized in the completion of the work assigned.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications including Excel, PowerPoint, VB, advanced macro’s, Power BI as needed.

  • Demonstrates advanced skill in plan preparation, delivering effective solutions.

  • Able to extrapolate opportunities to drive results based on analysis of a business challenge or opportunity.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively while understanding and adapting to audience.

  • Independently manages and, at times, leads project plans and assumes responsibility for tracking, communication and timing.

  • Able to breakdown larger problems into smaller components and potential resolutions.

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders, gaining trust and respect, leading to optimal execution of results.

  • Executing against strategic objectives by developing tactical plans.

The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:

People Minded – Must show dignity and respect to all people

Integrity – Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior

Results Oriented – Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed

Trust – Must be honest, sincere and confident

Teamwork – Must build trusting relationships

Innovation – Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision

Balance – Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life.

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Work State US-ID-Boise | TX | MN | US-AR | US-IL-Chicago

Job ID 2021-190839

Work City Boise

PCN 245464

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 83716

Category Corporate Jobs