Mgr., Category Development

Job Description
The Category Development Manager for the Walmart team performs a valuable role in building a strong partnership with The Nature's Bounty Co.'s key retailer by developing and implementing specific programs to deliver against category and customer priorities. This position is responsible for leading the development and sharing of Category Management foundations and directives throughout the organization for the assigned category.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Establish clear Category Management directives for The Nature's Bounty Co. based on Industry Trends & Consumer Insights by collaborating with various third party data sources and constructing dynamic presentations around key consumer trends that are driving the category dynamics.
This individual will be our expert for accessing internal knowledge and translating it into action to identify opportunities in the assigned retailer and facilitating solution development with the account team and other team members.
Shelving guidelines/best practices ? Establish and deliver best-in-class merchandising recommendations.
Influence the customer by identifying specific opportunities within the retailer
Assist with any research and lead projects to deliver category solutions benefiting both the customer and the category
Analytical foundations ? Develop standardized category review templates for Category Development team to populate and deliver to accounts.
Management of data tools ? Optimization of category management tools ? assortment and space management
SKU rationalization/projection methodology ? Develop and employ standardized processes for SKU rationalization and new item projections.
Advanced Consumer Data (Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel Data, Nielsen Data Retrieval/Analysis)
5+ years of Consumer Packaged Goods experience, preferably FMCG, primarily Category Management driven
Prior experience working with IRI/Nielsen syndicated and panel data required
Experience working alongside national retailers and building successful partnerships
Prior experience working directly with account teams at Walmart is preferred
This person must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
Bachelor's degree required
Additional Information
The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!
Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.

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