Category Insights Manager - Kroger - Cincinnati, OH
Location:
Cincinnati , Ohio
Posted:
January 31, 2017
Reference:
1168161117-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Manager, Category Insights, Healthcare OTC for Kroger to be based out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., provides sales, marketing and logistical services to U.S. retail customers on behalf of the U.S. consumer companies. It represents one point of contact with our customers for selling teams, customer service, distribution, retail merchandising and professional detailing. It develops and markets baby care, oral care, wound care and skin care products that address the needs of consumer and healthcare professionals and incorporates the latest innovations. The portfolio includes heritage brands JOHNSON'S® Baby, Listerine, and BAND-AID® Brands as well as leading beauty and skin care brands such as NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO® and more.

The Manager, Category Insights role is responsible for driving category strategies with Kroger that result in market leading category growth and joint value creation for both Johnson & Johnson and Kroger. This individual will be responsible for providing the customer with key shopper and category insights, developing merchandising and promotional strategies (for Kroger stores, Vitacost.com, and mobile technology), developing segmentation strategies, and more. This person will serve as the primary category resource for multiple stakeholders at Kroger including (but not limited to) Category Managers, Assistant Category Managers, Directors, business analysts, 84.51 team, and other business partners as needed. Additionally this partner will provide business consultancy for key stakeholders in J&J in the shopper and category teams, sales strategy, and CFT. This person should be an expert in analytics, Kroger business processes, and key shopper/ category systems such as Nielsen, Market6, 84.51 (The Shop), and Apollo. This person should be able to operate a high level fast paced, complex, and changing business environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Influence key stakeholders both internally and at the customer
• Collaborate across multiple business functions to drive strategies
• High proficiency with analytics
• Effective communication and negotiation skills
• Deliver persuasive presentations based on data-driven insights and facts to gain support for business strategies and/or initiatives
• Prioritize competing priorities and fast paced, complex environment
• Link data from multiple sources to tell a coherent, persuasive category story
• Function at a high level independent of supervision (self-starter)
• Command of Kroger business processes such as (but not limited to): transitions, revisions, category reviews, segmentation, and digital initiatives.


Qualifications
Qualifications:

• 4-yr bachelor degree or equivalent is required
• 6+ years prior experience in consumer package goods retailers is required.
• Prior experience in category management, business analytics, insights or direct customer sales is required.
• Ability to influence key stakeholders both internally and at the customer
• Able to effectively collaborate across multiple business functions to drive strategies
• High proficiency with analytics
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Effective communication and negotiation skills
• Understanding of syndicated data systems (Nielsen or IRI) is required
• Market6, 84.51 The Shop, and Apollo experience is highly preferred
• Strong command of key shopper, category, and POS metrics is required.
• Ability to deliver persuasive presentations based on data-driven insights and facts to gain support for business strategies and/or initiatives
• Ability to effectively prioritize competing priorities and fast paced, complex environment
• Ability to link data from multiple sources to tell a coherent, persuasive category story
• Ability to function at a high level independent of supervision (self-starter)


Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Organization
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
Job Function
Selling Consumer

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