Category Leadership Advisor

Our Company
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry ? we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream ? it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best ? best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.
Owners Only.
The primary responsibility of the Category Leadership Advisor is to enable Kraft Heinz and the customer to grow category and Kraft Heinz sales by defining the best possible product assortment and shelving. The Category Leadership Advisor has ownership of assortment and shelving strategy and execution for the assigned customer. Leverages category, customer and market knowledge to localize the department/category standards to maximize category and Kraft Heinz sales. Gains customer alignment by developing and delivering focused, insights-based space and assortment selling stories. Maintains on-going dialogue with customer around results and recommended strategies.
Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
Planogram Updating - 40%
Acts as the expert on Space Management software
Finalizes common planogram based on agreed upon project objectives
Develops and maintains alternate versions of common planogram
Revises planograms with optimal assortment to include new and/or discontinued items
Product Assortment - 25%
Identifies key metrics and methodology to conduct assortment analysis by category and brand
Targets items for deletion, addition, and retention based upon duplication/variety criteria
Develops the most effective product assortment based on agreed upon parameters
Confirms that assortment fits in planogram
Situation Assessment - 20%
Performs retailers assessment of department/category strategies, objectives, assortment, POG and shelving
Leverages syndicated data sources to populate key category insights
Measures baseline planogram results against objectives
Aisle & Category Modification ? 5%
Consult major reset implementation with retailer (i.e. aisle, look and feel of POG)
Asses customer planogram vs. BU gold standard
Applies best in class shelving for specific retailer
Other Job Related Activities - 10%
Develops effective assortment and shelving selling stories using relevant customer and syndicated data
Responds to Sales team requests
Effectively scans retail sections with space management software.
Maintains data and product images
Engages customer on shelving strategies, planogram alignment and implementation details
Performs retailers assessment of department/category strategies, objectives, assortment, POG and shelving
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree
2 + years of experience in merchandising, planograms, shelf management, category analysis, customer management, and account management.
Location (External) Bentonville, AR EEO Policy Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American's with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance. Removal Date 17-Nov-2017

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