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Category Manager, Ice Cream - OOH/Dcom

Company: Unilever
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Category Management team leads insight into action to impact strategic customer and category growth. We work closely with our customer partners and Customer Business Development organization to build categories, pioneer new products, and deploy best in class retail capabilities.

We are hiring a Category Management Manager for the Ice Cream business to drive influence and results with Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce Channel. The CMM performs a valuable role by building a strong partnership with the customer and implementing insight driven recommendations to grow the ice cream category.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

You're a born leader: You will become the go-to Ice Cream category management resource for Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce by creating opportunities for influence and leadership.

You're a strategy guru: You'll integrate multiple sources of insight to define where to play and how to win over the short and long term. You're able to develop plans based on industry research and Unilever knowledge for engagement and execution with appropriate customer contact points.

You're a storyteller: You'll use data analysis and category management capabilities to create presentations that sell in strategic and technical growth opportunities.

You love to win and have fun doing it: Your insights and analysis will provide triple-win growth recommendations for the consumer, Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce and the Ice Cream business unit.

In this role you will...

Lead category management initiatives for Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce by driving category management principles across the Ice Cream category.

Drive best in class category fundamentals for assortment and shelving using a full suite of capabilities like point of sale data, shopper data, panel data, and planogram software.

Develop and implement actionable category growth strategies leveraging category and shopper insights through the customer strategic planning process.

Directly manage the category relationship with the merchant contacts at Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce.

Own standard category management reporting for Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce.

Liaison with Unilever's Category Strategy and Planning team to provide the voice of the Out-of-Home and Digital Commerce shopper, category performance and facilitate the execution of initiatives with the customer.

Proactively collaborate with cross functional partners on key business opportunities and provide actionable growth recommendations.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

The ideal candidate has industry-leading:

Strategy & Analytics Capabilities

Strategy & analytics muscle: 5+ years of experience in Category Management, Analytics and/or Strategy

Expertise in syndicated store & shopper data

Robust experience with data mining and exposure to third party data including Nielsen or IRI, Numerator, Customer Loyalty Card, Salient, CMS/EYC, etc.

Excellent knowledge and understanding on drivers of category growth

Expertise in retailer direct store & shopper card data

Ability to learn to distill complex data and analysis into simple storytelling

Collaboration & Relationship Skills

Customer relationship management experience: CPG & customer management experience required

Storytelling and influencing skills

Ability to lead clear concise meetings that are objective and outcome focused

Communication skills across written, verbal, and presenting

Leadership Skills

Values that role model the Unilever values of integrity, respect, responsibility, and pioneering

People first mindset that fosters a culture of diversity, equity, inclusiveness, & belonging

Ability to challenge the status quo to deliver better results

Pay: The pay range for this position is $98,300 to $147,500. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Job Category: Customer Development

Job Category: D--veloppement de la client--le

Job Category: Ventas

Job Type: Trade Category Management Manager_Cross Channel

Industry: Unilever Experienced Professionals

Keywords: Unilever, Tenafly , Category Manager, Ice Cream - OOH/Dcom, Executive , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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