Job Description: :
Meijer Category Analytics & Strategy Manager
Has a solid understanding of Meijer's business (corporate initiatives and category specifics), Midwest US retail environment, category portfolio, Spirits and Adult Beverage market trends & performance, and macro shopper trends.
Owns all reporting and insights deliverables regularly scheduled and ad hoc.
Deep understanding of category management practices and ways of working with retailers and internal corporate teams.
Coordination with cross-functional teams both internally (sales, shopper marketing, and HQ team) and externally (buying teams, distributors, space planners, marketing team).
Demonstrated leadership role in aligning customer and category best practice strategies and ensuring appropriate tactical enablers are planned and executed.
Purpose of Role:
This position will be based in Michigan. Preferably in the local Grand Rapids area due to high level of interaction with retailer.
This role directly supports the Meijer spirits category team by fulfilling required tactical and strategic category management functions.
Work collaboratively with local category management team and internal leadership to provide best-in-class support and recommendations for the customer.
Heavy emphasis on performance analysis and category development projects such as shopper engagement and developing insights into recommendations.
The role requires a significant level of collaboration and ability to positively & effectively manage the category-level decision making with customers.
Primarily responsible for executing category management at the account: category assessment, assortment optimization, promotional recommendations and evaluation, account business plans, and shopper insights.
Influence account to drive Spirits business in ways that benefit both Meijer as a whole and the category's performance via improvements in distribution, shelving, assortment, promotion, shopper navigation, and sales.
Manage the development of category plans and strategy while aligning customer, category, & regulatory realities. Ensure appropriate tactical enablers are planned for and are executed.
Travel is on average 20% or less.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
College degree required
Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant experience, preferably in a Category Captain or Advisor capacity
Strong analytical and presentation/communication skills
Must have strong technical experience with advanced software skills relevant to Category Management functions - this includes syndicated data systems (Nielsen, IRI, Spectra), shelf management software (JDA), and Microsoft office (Excel, PowerPoint). Data visualization experience is a plus.
Experience with using and developing insights from loyalty card data is highly preferred.
Experience with "big data" management and analysis is a key benefit for any candidate.
Beverage Alcohol experience highly preferred
Worker Type :
Off Site Michigan
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