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Sr. Category Manager - Kroger

Cincinnati, OH

Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Michelob ULTRA. That's right, over 100 of America's most loved brands, to be exact. But there's so much more to us than our top-notch portfolio of beers, seltzers, and more. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we're looking for people like you to join our shared dream of bringing people together for a better world. Are you up for the Challenge?

We are growing! We are looking for a Senior Category Manager with a passion for the Beer Industry. This position will work in a team environment with a focus on leading to team in developing insights, identifying opportunities and communicating recommendations to lead future industry growth to our internal partners and external retail customers. Searching for an individual who takes ownership of their work and always pushes themselves and others to reach higher and achieve more.

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  • Build strong relationship with retailer as trusted Category advisor across all areas of the Beer business and Wine & Spirits & E-commerce
  • Lead, motivate and drive strong engagement with multiple direct reports
  • Effectively communicate, manage and prioritize workload for direct reports
  • Lead future industry growth in team's assigned areas of responsibilities
  • Develop impactful category analyses and consumer insights using a range of syndicated and non-syndicated data sources
  • Synthesize learnings from various sources to create clear and impactful selling stories in a visually appealing manner using PowerPoint
  • Effectively educate internal teammates and external customers on growth opportunities through clear and impactful communications
  • Partner with Sales team to engage external retailer buying team in defined territories with goal of identifying opportunities to grow the Beer category

Job Qualifications

  • Strong passion for the Beer industry
  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, information management, engineering, mathematics or similar field
  • Category Management and/or Sales experience in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Advanced proficiency utilizing Microsoft Excel to manipulate and organize data
  • Moderate to Advanced proficiency utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint to organize and visualize the story line for presentations
  • Strong familiarity with syndicated data, software, and measures (IRI, Nielsen, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with shelf management (JDA) process and shelf strategy
  • Strong familiarity with shopper panel information data, software and measures (IRI, Nielsen, Numerator, Retailer Loyalty data, etc.)
  • Ability to understand information, develop insights and identify opportunities when analyzing large data sets
  • Ability to translate findings and recommendations into a concise and effective selling story
  • Ability to confidently present insights, opportunities and recommendations to internal or external stakeholders in a persuasive manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Anheuser-Busch is here for the times that matter. The moments where we celebrate, defy challenges, dream of the brighter future we are building today- and all the moments in between. We are a company that brings people together for richer conversations, sweeter celebrations and stronger communities.

Challenge Accepted! Apply Today!

  • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Tax-Advantaged Savings and Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance and Disability Income Protection
  • Generous Parental Leave and FMLA policies
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings options with a company matching contribution
  • Chance to work in a fast-paced environment among a company of owners
  • Free Beer!

As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity, and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Client-provided location(s): Cincinnati, OH, USA
Job ID: Anheuser-21011999
Employment Type: Other