Posted by: Koch Industries on May 16, 2018
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Who We Need:
The Category Manager serves as an integral member of the Georgia-Pacific Grocery Account Teams developing consumer and retailer centric strategies/tactics to achieve increased market share, sales, and profitability. This position will report to the Director of Category Management and will support the development of Georgia-Pacific brands through business and analytical insights. The goal is to turn insights into actionable recommendations and plans that grow the paper and household cleaning categories. Success will be achieved by the deployment and leveraging of Georgia-Pacific capabilities along with a variety of category tools (IRI, Kantar, Customer Data, space management, etc.) to identify opportunities and facilitate solution development in collaboration with the Grocery Account Teams.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Objectively evaluate data from multiple sources, draw conclusions and make recommendations that promotes overall category growth and creates long term value IRI, Nielsen, customer data expert on the Grocery Account Teams Share best practices within Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products organization to guide best in class strategies Enhance Georgia-Pacific Trading Partner relationship with assigned customers by being viewed as a category first thought leader Additionally:
Utilize reporting tools and customize detailed reports to provide the Account Team with a foundation to pro-actively manage the business Identify growth/risk opportunities at the accounts and communicate findings to Grocery Account Team Drive process improvements in the business through promotion evaluation, pricing analysis, shelving and assortment optimization to enhance strategies and tactics Leverage syndicated and customer data to formulate consumer insights that answer compelling business questions Develop compelling high impact story telling presentations consistent with key initiatives that support profitable business growth Deliver timely ad hoc reports communicating status of business initiatives and priorities Ensure measures are in place to manage and forecast business results as well as gain customer alignment with specified measures Align with customer on key category initiatives and partner on strategic solutions that leverage organizational capabilities to create maximum value Apply general manager mindset to create long-term value by economic means for customers and Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products organization
What Will You Need?
Four-year college degree; At least 3 years Consumer Products Goods or related field experience i.e. CPG At least 2 years' experience in a Category Management or similar role. 84.51, Market6, Nielsen or IRI syndicated data experience Strong Microsoft Office software skills 35 - 40% Business Travel
What Will Put You Ahead?
MBA Current or recent Grocery customer experience (i.e. part of a supplier team calling on a key customer) Strong base of analytical skills to assess, interpret and translate from multiple data sources into actionable customer/shopper insights Proven success developing analytical studies, models, templates and tools Highly skilled, hands-on command of syndicated data, HH Panel, assortment tools, and space management tools a plus Functional and technical knowledge to perform the job at a high level with minimal on-boarding time Knowledge and experience in category management best practices Customer facing sales experience Knowledge, skills & abilities
Customer-focused individual dedicated to exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers Experience interfacing with customers/retailers on shopper insights Ability to think broadly and objectively to grow the business with an entrepreneurial mindset Ability to creatively find solutions to business questions and issues Solid presentation and written/verbal communications skills Ability to manage multiple projects to completion with minimum managerial oversight Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative / team based style
Why Work For GP?
A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness
Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?
Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include: Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Its Harmon subsidiary is among the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
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