General Electric Category Manager in Portland, Oregon

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Insights and Analytic Leader, the Category Manager is responsible for providing growth driving category recommendations through a fact-based approach including market trend analysis, category assessment, assortment optimization, planogram development, promotion planning and optimizing the shoppers experience.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Category Manager, you will:

  • Own the category management process at Kroger (and its respective banners) securing the appropriate resources to effectively maximize sales and grow margins for Kroger and GE

  • Collect, analyze, interpret and report relevant information sources include:

  • Customer POS

  • Nielsen Scantrack

  • Nielsen Homescan

  • 84.51°

  • and other secondary data sets

  • Work collaboratively and effectively with the Research Center of Excellence and the 84.51® team(s) to lead impactful shopper initiatives

  • Proactively identify emerging shopper trends, competitive threats and customer opportunities leveraging all available resources making fact-based recommendations to Kroger and GE Account Manager(s)

  • Optimize planograms for shopability, space to sales, capacity and GMROII utilizing ProSpace and other applicable tools and research

  • Manage demographic database and support requests for data / information

  • Identify and measure promotional & competitive activities

  • Understand & measure customer and GE CTQs that are identified

  • Responsible for development & maintenance of all customer plan-o-grams

  • Assist in development of annual sales growth and promotional plans

  • Develop and lead regular customer meetings to provide meaningful insights and fact-based recommendations related to customer solicitation, promotional planning, and line reviews

  • PLEASE NOTE : Work Location Listed is Portland, OR. However, this position is a home-based role, as such, this position will be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA) -- remote work Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business or related field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 5 years of Category Management, Research, or Sales Analytics experience (Including Experience with Space Planning software) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Ability to travel as required for customer meetings, product knowledge events, and other customer-related activities

  • PLEASE NOTE : Work Location Listed is Portland, OR. However, this position is a home-based role, as such, this position will be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA) -- remote work Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated Category Management success

  • Working knowledge of CPG Retailers

  • Working knowledge of customer loyalty card information

  • Strong working knowledge of Nielsen Scantrack and/or other syndicated data platforms

  • Strong story telling experience converting data into insights

  • Advanced custom research techniques and shopper insights expertise

  • Strong knowledge of consumer products and developing partnerships with national accounts

  • Proficient in sales and marketing development, data analysis, Plan-O-Gram development, ability to conduct complex ad-hoc data analysis

  • Advanced level analytical and data basing applications experience (Excel and Access)

  • Strong strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively in teams with high customer focus

  • Excellent leadership, creative problem solving, and project management skills

  • Self-starter, task oriented with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously About Us: At GE Lighting at http://www.gelighting.com , we’re leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Lighting teams around the world are dedicated to leading a global lighting revolution to deliver innovative solutions that change the way people light andthink about their world. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. If you’re a driven, independent problem solver who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then joinGE in creating the next generation of products that will improve the lives of consumers for generations to come. Visit www.JoinGELighting.com to learn more about being part of the GE Lighting team.GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Locations: United States; Oregon; PortlandGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.