Acosta Sales & Marketing Category Manager (CPG) in Rogers, Arkansas
This position will work on-site in our Rogers, AR office .
You will function as a senior level Business Insights professional with the primary responsibility to provide implementation of Category Management and other advanced marketing initiatives within a designated department to include: Grocery, Non-Grocery, Perishable and/or HBC for an entire region, specific principal, or specific customer.
Essential Functions of this Position (list in order of most important to least important):
Manage and direct the activities of a major line or group of lines as it relates to all category development and Marketing initiatives for a given branch or region.
Represent the Business Insights Department in new principal interviews or business reviews by being able to present the capabilities of the entire department. Work under the direction of senior Business Insights management.
Analyze complex data sets and integrate all sales technology tools in order to create Marketing presentations for principals represented by Acosta across the region.
Establish a leadership position with the Category Managers at all key customers in the market and assist them in their category management process.
Coordinate efforts with the local branch Category Analysts to manage the completion of all basempresentations in order to meet the time frames and needs of each local office within the region.
Create all major Marketing presentations within designated department(s) including account and principal business reviews, new item introductions, category reviews, new principal reviews, etc. for use within the region.
Initiate and participate with Business Managers and principals in the design, implementation and evaluation of local Marketing events.
Integrate Spectra demographics information into all reviews and/or presentations where applicable.
Utilize and understand IRI and ACNielsen syndicated scanning data and systems used to generate the information for category reviews.
Routinely visit customers in the market with Business Managers. Assist in conducting store audits to view merchandising and inventory requirements in assigned categories.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Requirements:
High School Diploma/GED
Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Must have a bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years experience in marketing, sales and/or comparable background from industry sources.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements (i.e. “plan-a-gram” software expertise, presentation skills):
Must have prior work experience in data analysis and systems and demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the technology involved to operate and maintain these systems.
Must have a high degree of proficiency in Windows, and related software applications including spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, e-mail, fax, database management, ACNielsen Workstation, NITRO and IRI Data Server.
Must be able to effectively communicate with others. Must be able to operate a calculator, computer, printer, fax machine, telephone and copy machine.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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
Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Work State US-AR-Rogers
Job ID 2021-190894
Work City Rogers
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Work Zip 72758
Starting average hours per week 37.5 +
Category Corporate Jobs