Sr. Mgr., Category Development in Florham Park, NJ at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

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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

Our Category Management team is searching for a Senior Manager of Category Development for Walgreens, Rite Aid and the Convenience channels, to build a strong partnership with these key retailers/channel by developing and implementing specific category and shopper solutions and programs to deliver against category and customer priorities.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development and sharing of Category Management foundations, directives, and insights throughout the organization for the assigned categories.  
  • Translate analytical and consumer/shopper insights into action the help drive strategic and tactical initiatives to achieve category growth goals.
  • Lead the Walgreens/Rite Aid Category Management Team to successfully support the sales team and achieve company goals through the preparation of data, insights, and analytics and category solutions to drive both customer and The Nature's Bounty Co. goals and objectives.  
  • Develop, train and coach team of two to support the Walgreens, Rite Aid and Convenience accounts.
  • Establish clear Category Management directives for the company based on Industry Trends, Consumer and Shopper Insights by collaborating with various third party data sources and constructing dynamic presentations around key consumer trends that are driving the category dynamics.
  • Being the subject matter expert for accessing internal knowledge and translating it into action to identify opportunities in the assigned retailer and facilitating solution development with the account team and other team members.
  • Collaborating with cross functional partners (Insights, Sales Team, Category Development Team, Shopper Activation Team to leverage syndicated data and category & shopper insights to drive category initiatives.
  • Developing modular, ad hoc, category reviews and business planning analysis to develop category and brand recommendations across the 4Ps including shelving guidelines/best practices.
  • Establishing and delivering best-in-class merchandising recommendations.
  • Influencing the customer by identifying specific opportunities and solutions within the retailer
  • Assisting with any research and lead projects to deliver category solutions benefitting both the customer and the category
  • Developing standardized category review templates for Category Development team to populate and deliver to accounts.
  • Optimizing category management tools – assortment and space management
  • SKU rationalization/projection methodology
  • Developing and employing standardized processes for SKU rationalization and new item projections.
  • Sharing key learnings and data insights/trends at key retailer(s) with Category Development Team to influence rest of market.
  • Managing competing priorities under demanding time constraints.
  • Developing and maintaining strong business relationships with key customer contacts and Sales Teams.
  • Analytical interpretation of data utilizing key tools such as Retail Link, POS, Advanced Consumer Data (Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel Data, Nielsen Data Retrieval/Analysis)

Job Requirements

  • 7+ years of Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience, preferably Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), primarily Category Management driven
  • Prior experience working with IRI/Nielsen syndicated and panel data 
  • Experience working alongside national retailers and building successful partnerships
  • Experience working directly with account teams preferred
  • Must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Bachelor's degree 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 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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