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Category Advisor Team Leader

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionLactalis is currently seeking candidates to join our Category Management team. This is a role that will be based in Bentonville, AR.----Lactalis Group, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do.If you re looking for a unique experience with a company that offers strong brands, professional expertise, and a dynamic work environment that champions entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on responsibility, and real opportunities for career development, we want to hear from you!At Lactalis, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! --You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.------From your PASSION to oursThe Category Advisor Team Lead is a customer-facing position that supports the Walmart and Sam s Club advisor teams by developing and presenting strategic plans in collaboration with the customer, internal insights, and research resources. This position will leverage advanced technical skills and resources to unearth insights specific to the customer and category that provide the necessary building blocks to cultivate the modular relay strategy. This position also has ownership of the strategic thought leadership recommendations through optimized assortment for the modular relay processes.From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include:Become a trusted partner and expert for the buyer and act as an advisor on key categories to create and implement strategic recommendations on improvements in selling strategies for the accountDeliver fully integrated consumer, category, and market insights to guide Walmart and Sam s Club s strategic choices and tactical actions; Proven ability to turn Data into Insights and Insights into Action in regard to retailer strategyTeach and lead a team in modular execution, reporting, and analytic best practicesCollaborate with both external and internal partners to identify mutually beneficial opportunitiesElevate best-in-class category management principles driving efficiency and effectivenessAnalyze syndicated data (scanner, HH panel, etc.) to identify key insights and business recommendations on distribution, assortment, pricing, and promotion.Develop and integrate consumer, shopper, and retailer insights to better inform targeted strategies, plans, and decisionsLead broader space initiatives across aisle and storeAnalyze planograms to optimize assortment based on productivity, pricing, promotions, product, or placement utilizing Retail Link, Luminate, Madrid, or third-party data sources such as IRIIdentify and measure promotional & competitive activitiesMaintain the confidentiality of Wal-Mart and Sam s Club category and competitive dataTravel and/or extended or off-work hours may be required.This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.Requirements----From your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:Education & ExperienceBachelor s degree5-10 years consumer package goods industry experienceJDA/Blue Yonder or other Space Planning experience requiredKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities--Strong capability in analyzing data, formulating recommendations, and developing presentationsStrong knowledge of consumer products and developing partnerships with national accountsStrong strategic planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills; must be able to work effectively in teams with high customer focusAble to communicate effectively (verbal, written, and presentation skills), manage time effectively, build relationships across disciplines, and exercise varying degrees of judgment, independence, and discretionSelf-starter, motivated, and intellectually curious with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneouslyStrong syndicated and panel data knowledgeSpace management software skills (JDA Space Planning)Ability to comprehend and sell space management concepts within the context of category managementWorking knowledge of computers and related systems including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI as well as Retail Link, Luminate, Madrid, and Third-Party Syndicated Data such as IRIAbility to Travel (up to 10-15%)

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Rogers , Category Advisor Team Leader, Hospitality & Tourism , Bentonville, Arkansas

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