Manager of Category Development in Indianapolis, IN at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 6/23/2020

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Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products. 

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Manager of Category Development performs a valuable role in building a strong partnership with the company's key retailers by developing and implementing analytics and insights to deliver against company, category, and customer priorities.  This position is responsible for leading the development and sharing of Category Management foundations and directives throughout the organization for the assigned category.  This is a remote role and can be based anywhere in the Mid-West U.S. region, including IN, KY, MI and OH.

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Establish clear Category Management strategies for the company and retailers based on Industry Trends & Consumer Insights by leveraging various data sources to construct dynamic presentations in order to communicate strategies and achieve objectives.
  • Serve as an expert in translating internal knowledge into action to identify opportunities for assigned retailers. 
  • Collaborate with the account teams and cross functional teams to develop solutions to business issues. .
  • Establish and deliver best-in-class merchandising recommendations, leveraging tools such as JDA.
  • Influence the customer by identifying opportunities and providing potential solutions that align with retailer and company objectives.
  • Assist with any research, and lead projects, to deliver category solutions benefitting both the customer and the company.
  • Develop standardized category review templates for Category Development team to populate and deliver to smaller accounts.
  • Leverage data tools to provide reporting and insights which will further develop company and retailer objectives.
  • Develop analyses and insights that will help with business issues including: SKU rationalization, item defense, new item sell in, category reviews, new item tracking, consumer behavior, etc.
  • Incorporate advanced consumer data (Macro Level Insights Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel data, customer consumer data, rich mix, JDA) into analyses as relevant.

Job Requirements

  • 5  + years of Consumer Packaged Goods, preferably FMCG, industry experience, primarily Category Management driven
  • Prior experience working with IRI/Nielsen syndicated and panel data
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience working alongside national retailers and building successful partnerships
  • Experience working and collaborating cross functionally (account teams, strategy teams)
  • This person must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Microsoft Office (very strong Excel/PowerPoint), IRI, Customer and Syndicated Data. 
  • Ability to extract clear, concise insights from multiple data sources.
  • Ability to build relationships and senior level engagement
  • High level of organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task and follow-up when responses are needed
  • The ability to utilize creativity and push beyond the obvious, comfortable going into “unchartered” territory in setting out recommendations, goals
  • Problem solver with a solutions oriented mindset
  • Dynamic leader who can push past obstacles, overcome objections
  • Understand the value of listening to customers, gaining insights and moving objectives forward
  • Must be an articulate communicator who can quickly synthesize data
  • 25% or more overnight travel time required

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-200-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.

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