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Senior Category Manager - Albertsons

Chicago, Illinois

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 149558BR

Job Description

Demand Xcelerator is a team that represents a transformation of Shopper Insights, Shopper Marketing, Category Leadership, and Space Engineering resources to support Sales and Marketing plans for enterprise, national, and regional customers across the PepsiCo portfolio. This approach allows us to build best-in-class capabilities, develop deep functional expertise, and offer focused programs to drive growth with our customers. The Demand Xcelerator will help PepsiCo provide our customers cutting edge data and insights, as well as, personalized solutions to drive incremental growth for both our customers and PepsiCo.

Great opportunity to join a PepsiCo Customer Team directly supporting the Category Leadership agenda at Albertsons Cos. This role will lead strategy development and business intelligence support across the PepsiCo Beverage portfolio. The primary objectives of this role are to drive accelerated growth, market share gains, and elevate our customer partnership through the development of actionable Shopper and Customer insights.

  • Provide analytics and insights to support both PepsiCo internal strategic planning and external joint business planning with Albertsons Cos
  • Conduct Albertsons Cos National, Divisional and Shopper based decomps to identify the most critical ‘problems to solve’ and develop action plans to capture growth opportunities
  • Lead the Shopper Marketing Post Promo Analysis (PPA) process for Albertsons Cos nationally including Albertsons National Events and PepsiCo Better Together programming
  • Develop total PepsiCo team capabilities understanding and leveraging Loyalty Card data as part of the Albertsons Shopper 360 program
  • Develop, maintain and communicate performance via actionable reporting tracking tools
  • Lead administrator on Albertsons Cos Shopper data platform and other major data initiatives
  • Develop fact based selling stories leveraging syndicated data sources and all available selling materials
  • Effectively manage and develop direct reports through the Performance Management Process


  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA degree preferred
  • 5-10 years' of Category Management experience within the consumer packaged goods industry
  • Highly skilled in syndicated data sources with previous Loyalty Card analytics experience
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking; ability to link strategies and objectives to develop compelling stories
  • Strong thought leadership and influencing skills: ability to influence both internal team members and customer to reach goals
  • Ability to proactively set and lead an insights agenda
  • Strong data analysis, problem solving, and storytelling experience
  • Working knowledge of syndicated data via IRI and/or Nielsen required. Will work with several data sources in role. Understanding of shopper insights and panel data preferred
  • Highly proficient with MS PowerPoint and MS Excel and Access
  • Ability to “connect the dots” and bring insights into action
  • Strong communication and presentation skills at the Executive level. Ability to interact confidently and effectively with team members, management and the customer
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Strong planning/organizing skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong capability to leverage influencing skills to gain alignment, agreement, and commitments (internal/external)
  • Prior people leadership required
  • Must be willing to travel 10-20% of the time
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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