Kellogg Associate Manager Category Management in CINCINNATI, Ohio

As an Associate Manager, Category Management working on the Kroger team in Cincinnati, OH you’ll take an analytical approach to managing assigned categories, and share insights and learning on key initiatives and executions, to influence future strategies. A valued part of the KUSA Sales Team, you’ll support key planning processes, and engage in the development of the annual strategy and monthly reporting. Our success is shaped by you.


  • Analysis and Insights – With an uncommonly good eye, you will analyze sales and shopper card data and deliver regular briefings and category reviews. We’re also looking to you to uncover business insights and sales opportunities that will accelerate retail growth, support analytical ad-hoc data deep-dive requests, monitor competitive activity, and leverage category software that lead to best practices. Armed with these insights you will recommend solutions to grow the category and Kellogg’s business.

  • Lead Perfect Shelf Initiatives – In this role, you’ll provide recommended planogram placement of new items and Perfect Shelf initiatives utilizing JDA and insights. You will analyze and communicate planogram changes to upper management and continue to work towards best in class shelving principles. You will be supporting the innovation process, delivering improvements in average item count to negotiated growth targets. Our perfect shelf starts with you.

  • Communication and Collaboration – Working closely with the customer team, proactively provide assortment, merchandising and shelving insights to Kellogg Sales Directors and Account Executives, as well as own the new item submission process for your categories. Two scoops of communication and collaboration are key ingredients in your recipe for success.



  • BA/BS Degree OR High School Diploma/GED and significant related experience

  • CPG industry experience

  • Motor vehicle history with 2 or less moving violations within the last 36 months

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Full use and application of data and panel from IRI or ACNielsen, shopper data or other retailer data sources

  • Strong presentation, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills


  • Experience within the Category Management field

  • Space planning and/or shelf merchandising experience

  • Customer interaction experience

  • Tactical and strategic experience in Category Management and/or Shopper Insights

  • Full use and application of analytics, principles, techniques and tools of Category Management

  • Proficiency in JDA and/or Apollo software, Category Management tools


It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

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This position requires a flexible work schedule with the ability to travel up to 15% of the time

This position provides participation in one of our Phone and Auto Reimbursement program options

Valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

Title: Associate Manager Category Management

Location: USA-OH-Cincinnati

Requisition ID: SAL009791

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Feb 6, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No