Category Leadership Advisor - Chicago

The Kraft Heinz Company Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you're passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there's one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It's true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you're supported to grow and achieve. You're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You're given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won't do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Job Description

The Category Advisor is an information expert skilled in the use of a broad set of analytical tools. The Category Advisor can distill insights from a variety of data sources to develop business plans that drive category and Kraft Heinz volume. The Category Advisor manages all activities relating to optimizing assortment and space management for assigned categories and customers.

The Category Advisor is the unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, customers' shoppers, insight development, efficient assortment and optimal shelf placement. The Category Advisor identifies opportunities and addresses both Kraft's and the customer's needs through the integration of research (primary and secondary), analysis, insights, reporting and presentation. The Category Advisor is an expert in syndicated tools including scanner, HH panel, Spectra and other resources. The Category Advisor can apply and integrate buying dynamics such as purchase frequency, buy rate, buyer conversion and category leakage to consumer and shopper research to develop business-building recommendations. The Category Advisor can conduct assortment analysis and SKU optimization using syndicated tools and can create best-in-class planograms utilizing space management software.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, category drivers, customers and customer's shoppers

  • Expert in the analysis of syndicated data (scanner, HH panel, Spectra, etc.) leading to key insights and business recommendations on distribution, assortment, pricing, and promotion.

  • Conducts assortment assessments and creates planograms for assigned categories and customers

  • Develops and integrates consumer, shopper and retailer insights to better inform targeted strategies, plans and decisions

  • Leverage insight resources to prioritize consumer and shopper needs and opportunities

  • Integrates data from a variety of sources to develop impactful customer-specific selling stories in support of key category business building initiatives.

  • Liaison to internal/external supply chain in regards to efficient assortment

  • Leads broader space initiatives across aisle and store

  • Understands and applies best-practice category management process

  • Implements Kraft Heinz Foods shelving principles and standards

  • Partners with Customer Business Leads in the development of insight-based new item presentations

  • Applies the full suite of tools against business issues.

  • Conducts training of customer teams to broaden their understanding of sales information and tools available for business tracking and analysis.


Chicago/Aon Center

Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Accelerate To Leadership Program 2020 Food Service Manager Chicago Public Schools

Aramark Corporation

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-02-05T00:00 Overview About AramarkAramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Description We Dream. We Do. We're actively looking for new dreamers and doers to join our Accelerate to Leadership (A2L) Program. Our A2L program is an early career leadership development program that targets recent college graduates, offering career tracks that provide accelerated development, training, and on-the-job learning nationally across our 10 lines of business. Selected candidates will be placed into real leadership roles with Aramark while receiving structured program activities and developmental experiences tailored to their career track, such as financial ownership and people management. For the thousands of students and recent grads that call Aramark home, we provide a place to grow, advance and touch lives across a variety of exciting industries and locations. Imagine your impact. Food and Hospitality Management Career Track: As an A2L participant within this career track, you will start your career in a management role such as food service, concessions, catering, retail, hospitality, and more. In this career track, you will be focused on bringing customer food experiences to life with the ability to respond effectively to changing client demands. You will be responsible for coordinating and supervising unit personnel regarding production, merchandising, quality and cost control, labor scheduling, staffing, employee training and ensuring exceptional customer experiences. You will also perform other functions as required. Responsibilities: * Responsible for managing a significant portion of a unit operation * Assisting the Food Service Director in establishing and maintaining systems and procedures for the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing and serving of food and related products * Menu planning and development * Assist with unit forecast and unit accounting * Ensures that requirements for appropriate sanitation and safety levels in respective areas are met * Coordinates and supervises unit personnel regarding production, merchandising, quality and cost control as well as labor scheduling, staffing and employee training * Conducts period inventory; performs other functions such as maintaining records to comply with Aramark, government and accrediting agency standards Qualifications Requirements: * Bachelor's Degree required. (Must graduate between December 2019 – August 2020 to be eligible for the FY20 A2L Program)There are two start dates for the 2020 Program: February 19, 2020 and July 16, 2020. All degree requirements must be completed prior to the start date of the program (including any final internship requirements). * Strong organizational and time management skills required. * Leadership skills, inclusive of supervisory responsibilities, team lead in a club/organization, and/or project management. * The ability to communicate in an appropriate, clear, and concise manner with customers, clients, employees and leadership. * The ability to manage through change and ambiguity in a fast pace environment. * Cost control, budget responsibilities or inventory management experience desired. * Ability to work flexible hours, which may include nights, weekends or holidays according to business need. * Ability / openness to relocation according to program / business need * Valid driver's license preferred * Experience with and knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications * Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Aramark for this position now or in the future Aramark Corporation Chicago IL

Category Leadership Advisor - Chicago

The Kraft Heinz Company