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Category Manager (Captain), Target

Company: Keurig Dr Pepper
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job OverviewKeurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is looking for a highly motivated, analytically-minded professional to join its Target Category Management team.The Category Manager plays a valuable role in building a strong partnership with Target by providing strategic, consultative category guidance and execution to deliver market leading growth for Target & KDP's beverage categories. This individual will conduct high quality analysis, synthesize multiple data sources to generate actionable recommendations, and execute aligned strategies using effective communication & influence skills to orchestrate action within the operational realities of Target's retail environment. What you will do:

  • Develop and cultivate business relationships with Target key contacts that establish Keurig Dr Pepper as the indispensable partner for all category management needs
  • Deliver fully integrated consumer, shopper, category and marketplace insights and trends to guide Target's strategic choices and tactical executions, to drive market leading growth for the short and long term
  • Conduct robust analysis using research, category management capabilities, analytical tools, and data visualization to identify and communicate business opportunities or challenges
  • Penetrate and collaborate with multiple internal cross-functional teams and the customer to connect business opportunities and develop both strategic and tactical solutions
  • Plan and execute planogram transitions and revisions with the Target merchant team
  • Provide category reporting, trend analysis, customized reports, and special project work directly to the Target merchant team
  • Leverage critical thinking and problem-solving skills to recognize and anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting and translate insight into retail action
  • Serve as the expert on all things category to cross-functional team members Requirements
    • A Bachelor's Degree required with an MBA preferred
    • 5+ years CPG business experience in category management, sales, business analytics and/or shopper insights
    • Experience on a Target captain team preferred
    • Exceptional communication skills - verbal, written, presentation and follow-through
    • Highly skilled in data analytics and presentation building
    • Strength in leveraging facts and insights to build compelling stories with actionable recommendations
    • Superior drive for results with demonstrated ability to build collaborative & influential partnerships with the customer and internal business partners
    • Experience with syndicated data (IRI/Nielsen), retailer-specific POS (Vendor IQ, RSi) and guest data (DOMO, Buyer Dashboard) preferred
    • Advanced proficiency in JDA Space Planning software Company OverviewOur people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. The breadth and depth of our family of brands makes it possible for us to offer a variety of dynamic and exciting career opportunities across the country. We provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.Who we are:Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig -, Dr Pepper -, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters -, Canada Dry -, Snapple -, Bai -, Mott's - and The Original Donut Shop -. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers across North America.Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Keurig Dr Pepper, Minneapolis , Category Manager (Captain), Target, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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