Sr Advisor Category Leadership

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



About Us The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands. We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others. No matter the brand, we're united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious! Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress. Job Description The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands. We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others. No matter the brand, we're united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious! Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress. Position Summary The Senior Category Leadership Advisor is responsible for leveraging a broad set of analytical tools and resources to distill insights and develop strategic category recommendations that will enable category growth for the customer. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor leverages category, customer and market knowledge to maximize category and Kraft Heinz sales, gains customer alignment by developing and delivering focused, insights-based space and assortment selling stories, and maintains on-going dialogue with the customer around results and recommended strategies. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor is the unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, customers' shoppers, insight development, efficient assortment and optimal shelf placement. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor identifies opportunities and addresses both the retailer's and the shopper's needs through the integration of research (primary and secondary), analysis, insights, reporting and presentation. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor is an expert in syndicated and panel tools including HH panel, IRi, Numerator and other resources. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor can apply and integrate buying dynamics such as purchase frequency, buy rate, buyer conversion and category leakage to consumer and shopper research to develop business-building recommendations and category growth strategies. The Senior Category Leadership Advisor can conduct assortment analysis and SKU optimization using syndicated tools and can create best-in-class planograms utilizing space management software. Primary Responsibilities * Unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, category drivers, customers and customer's shoppers * Identify root causes of customer issues and opportunities and deliver compelling stories, strategies and recommendations to drive action with the customer * Expert in leveraging multiple inputs including syndicated data, retailer POS, household panel data and macro level consumer reports that support business recommendations and actions on the key controllables of shelving, assortment, distribution, pricing, promotion and aisle strategy * Develops and integrates consumer, shopper and retailer insights to better inform targeted strategies, action plans and decisions * Leads broader space initiatives and strategies across aisle and store, partnering and collaborating with cross functional teams internally and with the customer * Understands and applies best-practice category management principles and processes * Conducts assortment assessments and creates planograms for assigned categories and customers * Implements best in class shelving principles and standards * Applies the full suite of tools against business issues. Qualifications * 2-4 years consumer package goods industry experience * Previous category management experience is preferred * Strong analytic, strategic thinking and problem solving capability * Strong syndicated and panel data knowledge * Space management software skills * Good project management and training skills * Ability to comprehend and sell space management concepts within the context of category management * Strong personal computer skills especially Microsoft Office products * Solid written / oral communication and interpersonal skills * Minimum Bachelor's degree Location(s) Minneapolis Sales - Target Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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