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Category Manager

Company: Keurig Dr Pepper
Location: Frisco
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Overview:Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is looking for a highly motivated, analytically-minded professional to join its Convenience Category Management team. This role has high exposure to leadership at KDP.The Category Manager plays a strategic role in building a strong partnership with Convenience Retailers by providing strategic, consultative category guidance to deliver market leading growth for the Keurig Dr Pepper portfolio inclusive of the beverage and snacking categories. This individual will conduct high quality analysis and synthesize multiple data sources to generate insights and actionable recommendations, while leveraging effective communication & influencing skills to orchestrate action within the operational realities of the retail environment.What you will do:Develop and cultivate business relationships with key retailer contacts that establish KDP as the indispensable partner for all category management needsDeliver fully integrated consumer, shopper, category and marketplace insights and trends to guide key account's strategic choices and tactical executions, to drive market leading growth for the short and long termConduct robust analysis using research, category management capabilities, analytical tools, and data visualization to identify and communicate business opportunities or challengesPenetrate and collaborate with multiple internal cross-functional teams and the customer to connect business opportunities and develop both strategic and tactical solutionsPlan and execute planogram and assortment reviews with key account merchant teamsProvide category management reporting, trend analysis, customized reports, and special project work directly to the key account merchant teamsLeverage critical thinking and problem solving skills to recognize and anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting and translate insight into retail actionServe as the expert on all things category to cross-functional team membersRequirements:Bachelor's Degree requiredA minimum of 5 years of business experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) with a focus on category management, business analytics and/or shopper insightsExperience interacting with buyers and internal cross functional partners. Experience with the Convenience Channel preferred.Exceptional communication skills - verbal, written & presentation and follow-throughStrength in leveraging facts and insights to build compelling stories with actionable recommendationsSuperior drive for results with demonstrated ability to build indispensable, collaborative partnerships with the customer and internal business partners, across functional teamsCapability to develop and influence strategies and tactics at both retailer and manufacturer, vertically and horizontallyExtensive syndicated data knowledge with 1010, IRI, Nielsen, Numerator, and retailer-specific point of sale (POS), etc.Advanced proficiency in JDA Space Planning softwareHighly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)Company Overview & EEO Statement:Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Frisco, TX, 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.Benefits built for you: Our 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. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.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, Dallas , Category Manager, Executive , Frisco, Texas

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