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Field Category Leadership Manager, Walmart

Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands

Rogers, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

As a Category Leadership Manager on our Walmart sales team, you will improve category MAPS at the customer for a portfolio of Grocery brands. You will join the sales team in penetrating important customer decision makers to present category development plans, and work with headquarter Category Leadership, Business Development and Business Planning organizations in the development of category plans. You will manage new item presentation development and all aspects of shelving our products in a category friendly way. You will also identify opportunities to improve competitive advantage and enhance Conagra Brands' stature with the customer. You will report to a Vice President of Category Leadership.

Your Impact:

  • Oversee the customer interface at the category level, with focus on improving customer and company sales/profits
  • Work with sales, marketing, insights, retail effectiveness, and other category leadership resources to implement category programs
  • Be an expert on Category Leadership tools and capabilities
  • Master customer loyalty card data
  • Lead category strategy and review meetings with customers; assist brand-based, Category Leadership programs
  • Develop tools to diagnose new category opportunities
  • Understand opportunity gaps and build case and sales stories to close gaps
  • Give consumer/category input within customer joint business planning (JBP) to help refine plan elements based on consumer and category knowledge
  • Improve field sales capability to use insights
  • Monitor industry trends and competitive activity to identify opportunities to improve capabilities/advantage in the market
  • Improve shelf position for brands while maintaining a shopper/category first approach

Your Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3-5+ years related CPG industry category management experience in the sales arena or a combination of sales and syndicated data experience (IRI/Circana, Nielsen)
  • Presentation and negotiation skills
  • Data integration and interpretation experience
  • Project management skills
  • Experience flexing across multiple workstreams

Number of Days in Office: 3

Relocation assistance is available for this position. Preference will be given to local candidates.

At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.

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Our Benefits:

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Comprehensive healthcare plans, wellness incentive program, mental wellbeing support and fitness reimbursement
  • Wealth: Great pay, bonus incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: Career development opportunities, employee resource groups, on-demand learning and tuition reimbursement
  • Balance: Paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role) and volunteer opportunities

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.