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Acosta Category Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio


This is a work from home position, however, you will be expected to drive to downtown Cincinnati for client meetings, as necessary.

As the Category Manager, you will provide a high level of support for the implementation of Category Management and other related business insights initiatives for your customer(s) preferably using Market6 or Stratum, but open to IRI or Nielsen.

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, pricing requirements, promotion overviews, general scorecarding, etc., that will allow for long-term effect on business results.


Essential Functions:

  • Analyze data to develop insights-based analysis/projects with recommendations focused on strategies and objectives

  • Participate in the category review process working with other cross-functional teams to provide complete category management solutions.

  • Independently develop and maintain client-specific reporting that measures performance against strategies and objectives.

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

  • Build solid sales presentations using syndicated, shopper and other sources of data that provide solutions and recommendations to address business issues.

  • Maintain optimal connectivity with clients to ensure understanding of KPI's, innovation, and other important information.

  • Provide follow up and summarize results; Submit 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)

  • Category Management Certification Preferred

  • Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years related work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, VB, advanced macros. Knowledge of Power BI would be a strong asset.

  • Must have experience with syndicated data and/or space management tools.Identifies and leverages relevant data to diagnose situations and identify potential solutions

  • Able to effectively and independently conduct data mining utilizing CPG math concepts and tools.

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

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

  • Able to recognize problems and issues and identify info needed to diagnose.

  • Demonstrates drive to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders

  • Able to execute strategic objectives and provide input as needed to keep priorities on track.

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-OH-Cincinnati

Job ID 2022-210818

Work City Cincinnati

PCN 260077

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 45202

Category Corporate Jobs