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Category Manager (Category Captain) - Target Team - Minneapolis, MN

Company: Abbott
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac -, PediaSure -, Pedialyte -, Ensure -, Glucerna - and ZonePerfect - - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.
About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.
Working at Abbott
At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You'll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

    The Opportunity
    Our location in Minneapolis, MN, currently has an opportunity for an Category Manager - Target .------Responsibilities include providing advanced analytics, shopper and consumer insights, and category recommendations to internal and external customers.--- Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to identify and present recommendations and develop effective and accurate reporting tools.
    What You'll Work On
    Best in Class Category Management

    • Lead and manage Target Category Captainship; cultivate business relationship with Target key contacts and maintain best-in-class Category Analytics and Insights

    • Identify key business opportunities at a macro and micro level, while providing category management expertise to assist in achieving customer-specific goals.

    • Deliver strategic and tactical initiatives aligned with Target business goals and objectives, driving market share and category growth.

    • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders as the primary contact with the Target retailer buying team

    • Lead end to end Target Transition and Revision POG build process; develop strategic recommendations, using merchandising principals that are aligned with strategic direction and retailer insights

    • Work seamlessly with onsite and offsite teammates to deliver shopper insights understanding.

      Retailer Support

      • Penetrate Target at various levels to build relationships and influence decision making.

      • Build Abbott equity and influence retailer as a category knowledge resource.

      • Plan and execute activities to develop, present and implement category management initiatives.

      • Provide relevant category and shopper insights to drive assortment, distribution, category placement and aisle recommendations.

        Analytical Expertise

        • Perform comprehensive category reviews, using Target-preferred metrics and industry analysis.

        • Maintain and improve category reporting and efficiencies to drive business understanding and insights analysis.

        • Lead training for new analytical tools and resources.

        • Maintain proficiency in the use of Abbott computer systems, space management software (JDA), Nielsen Workstation, IRI-syndicated data, Numerator, Microsoft programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).

          Required Qualifications

          • Bachelor's Degree

          • Excellent communication and organizational skills

          • Ability to identify and present recommendations

          • Ability to develop effective and accurate reporting tools

          • Advanced excel experience

            Apply Now (https://www.jobs.abbott/us/en)

            • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

              Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)
              Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
              Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.
              An Equal Opportunity Employer
              Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
              We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
              To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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