Category Advisor

Mohawk Industries Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we're committed to more - more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what's important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.

Primary Objective:

Responsible for creating and managing customer-specific category management deliverables for both the Walmart Inc. Sales team and directly to Walmart Buyers. There is specific emphasis on actionable category and shopper insights that drive the business for both Walmart Inc. and Mohawk Home (MHK). The position is expected to be the go-to category management expert, to include in-depth category, consumer and shopper expertise. Key responsibilities include customer development, retail execution, insight activation and cross-functional collaboration (described in more detail below). Importantly, this position requires both data and business savvy, as well as effective communication and problem solving skills in order to provide consultative category management to both internal and external customers alike. This role is expected to present to and influence the customer

Major Function & Scope:

Business Management and Development

  • Translate category and shopper insights into customer and channel implications and opportunities

  • Act as category champions identifying ideas for total category growth -translate those ideas into actions for MHK

  • Identify ideas for using our brands and products to achieve category growth objectives

  • Gather and share competitive intelligence information and implications

  • Customer Development and Retail Execution

  • Support delivery of formal category reviews to the customer, identifying current state, business drivers and opportunities for growth

  • Assist in the assessment of shelf layout and productivity, develop shelving recommendations to optimize category performance, manage schematic development and distribution

  • Help create and deliver fact-based presentations that compel customer (s) to take action against opportunities to improve their performance with MHK solutions

  • Actively participate in the improvement of retail MAPS (Merchandising, Assortment, Pricing and Shelving) execution

  • Broadly share best practices and successful retail execution examples such that others can adopt and replicate with their customers

  • Assist in the development of category growth stories and category 101 presentations

  • Insight Activation

  • Actively leverage the INSIGHTS> IMPLICATIONS> ACTION framework to ensure continual progress in our collective ability to activate meaningful business building insights with our retail customers

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a strong relationship between Category Management and CCSI, help establish and drive a joint partnership on short and long-term insight activation strategies

  • Actively partner with CCSI, peers on the broader Category Management team, MOO, Brand and customer teams to share learning agenda topics and subsequent research interpretation and activation

  • Engage in active learning to improve skill set in proactively identifying insights from consumer and/or shopper behavior, understanding and translating implications into retailer action that grows sales

  • Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Educate others, both internally and externally, about key business assessment enablers including research, tools, case studies and subject matter experts

  • Foster cross-functional relationships in order to maximize the final deliverables and results

Knowledge, Experience, Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business related field required.

  • 3-5 years sales related experience

  • Related product knowledge

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office

  • Exposure to forecasting

  • Excellent sales presentation skills: excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with senior management, internal and external business contacts.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Financial acumen for non-financial managers

  • Broad knowledge of the Company's products/services and systems

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don't Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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