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Acosta Sales & Marketing Category Manager (CPG) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota


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

This associate will regularly meet with Target in the St Paul, Minneapolis market driving category management initiatives. The Category Manager will utilize numerous sources of data toconductvarious types of analysis on assortments, space, merchandising, and pricing & promotions.

Experience using Partners On Line (POL), CKS, VendorIQ and JDA, is desired.

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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.

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Work State US-MN-Eden Prairie

Job ID 2021-183237

Work City Eden Prairie

PCN 173465

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 55347

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs