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Category Manager - North American Nutrition

Chicago, Illinois

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 162688BR

Job Description

As part of PepsiCo’s promise to encourage people to live healthier, we're committed to delivering products that offer more nutritional benefits while maintaining the same phenomenal taste, value and convenience that consumers love in our brands. This includes the recent establishment of North America Nutrition, a division that is charged with building nutrition alignments within our Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade and Naked Juice portfolios to drive continued growth.

As the PepsiCo North America Nutrition Category Manager within Key NAN categories, you will partner with the field Category Management organization and internal insights/sales functions to drive category leadership and customer collaboration on NAN brands. You will drive insights to action via:

  • Owning the creation of a series of actionable National Category Stories that fuels our key Category Growth objectives and Strategic Customer Initiatives for the North American Nutrition portfolio.
  • Building knowledge base and advantaged expertise in category foresight and consumer/shopper macro trends for key categories
  • Demonstrating strong analytics and strategic thought leadership in driving best-in-class assortment and shelving recommendations
  • Drive and shape the strategic category insights and recommendations for annual growth initiatives development
  • Lead in optimal wiring and ways of working across the entire Category Management organization, and cross-functionally with Sales Mobilization, Sales Strategy, Shopper Insights, and Consumer Insights/Analytics


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience, MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry preferred
  • 3+ years in Category Management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate individual, team, and project leadership skills
  • Strong personal motivation and ability to effectively work independently as well as collaboratively across multiple functions
  • Strong knowledge of syndicated data via IRI/Nielsen
  • Understanding of consumer data via Panel, Shopper Sight, Retailer Loyalty, etc.
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Effective organization skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Access

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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