Category Manager, Walmart/Sams

Company Name:
Campbell's Soup Company
Requisition Number: 9819
Job Title: Category Manager, Walmart/Sam's
Position Type: Full Time
Job Type: Sales
Company: CSC Insights, Inc.
Business Unit / Location: CSC Insights
Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.
At Campbell, we cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
General Summary:
The Category Manager - Walmart/Sam's provides strategic category management for an assigned Category at Walmart/Sam's. Responsibilities include working to deliver the most effective category, shopper, and channel-specific insights to drive category growth at Walmart/Sam's. In addition, the Category Manager - Walmart/Sam's is responsible for developing a communication strategy to implement key research insights into business plans at the customer level.
Primary Responsibilities:
Provide strategic and tactical recommendations to Walmart/Sam's buyers on the Distribution, Shelving, Merchandising, and Pricing to improve category performance.
Responsible for generating and designing compelling category, shopper, and consumer insights.
Develop strong working relationships with Walmart/Sam's buyers and cross functional partners
Assists in the modular relay process including the drawing of modulars
Interacts with cross-functional teams to provide strategic actionable insights based on market data analysis and insights.
Assists in development of recommendations for senior-level briefings on market dynamics
Develops communication strategy to implement key research insights into business plans at the customer level.
Participates in joint business planning development and the category management function based on insights.
Provides input into customer planning cycle based on knowledge of category and shopper trends, competitive issues, etc.
Job Complexity:
Works with cross-functional groups including the customer, customer team, and World HQ resources.
Understands the unique characteristics and challenges of various retail channels and their implications and opportunities for Campbell's categories and their impact on the Walmart/Sam's businesses.
Ensures continuous skill building within the function through the introduction of new tools and practices to attain and maintain thought leadership in the category management discipline.
Creative and skilled in using non traditional ways to get data and insights for channels and businesses that are limited in data from traditional means.
Minimum Requirements:
Minimum education required: Bachelor's Degree, business discipline preferred
Years of relevant experience: 3+ years CPG/Retail industry experience
Knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:

2+ years Category Management experience

Knowledge of the Walmart Modular Process strongly preferred (Preferably on Edibles and/or Consumables)

IRI and/or Nielsen required (Advanced Panel/Scanner data applications and software navigation)

JDA knowledge strongly preferred
Technical Skills (ProSpace, Excel, Access, etc)

Category, Consumer, & Shopper Knowledge (Kantar, Mintel, etc.)

Analytical Skills

Communication Skills

Business Acumen

Problem Solving

Influencing Skills

Project Management
Working Conditions
This position works in a customer team office . Due to the nature of the position, modular work may require manual labor and heavy lifting not to exceed 30 pounds. Approximately 10-20% travel may be required.
State/Province: Arkansas
City: Bentonville
Company Sponsored Relocation: No
Job Classification: Professional
Business Area: United States
Experience: Mid-Career
Workplace Setting: Retail/Field Sales/Thrift Store
Region: South

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