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Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Job Req ID:  11038
Category:  Commercial Strategy
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Associate Manager, Category Strategy


Advance your career as an Associate Manager, Category Strategy with Kellogg's Plant Based Protein business, where we care about and celebrate your success.  In this exciting role you will be leading the execution of category strategies through assortment and shelving insights and ensuring alignment across multiple customer teams with a primary focus on Albertsons Company (ACI).  As an integral part of the KUSA category team, you will be responsible for proactively initiating Category Management activities, developing innovative solutions based on consumer insights and building the customer partnership through best in class insight delivery.  You will enable Kellogg to become an indispensable partner to the customer - all while building your expertise and network.


Note: This role supports the Veggie part of the Kellogg business, which is on a transformation journey to become a standalone company by the end of 2023.  This is a Battle Creek, MI based opportunity.


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellogg’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office. Candidates must live in one the following states to qualify for this role: CA, CO, IL, KY, MI, MN, NJ, NC, and OH. 



  • Business Analytics – Knowing your business is imperative to driving business results.  You will identify business insights through robust analytics of the category, consumer, shopper, market and customer information.  Your analytical skills will serve you well as you develop compelling and profitable business building recommendations both internally and with customers. As you develop compelling and profitable business building recommendations, influencing the customers’ decision-making process using fact-based, clearly communicated solutions will be mutually beneficial.
  • Customer Interaction – This position will involve a high degree of customer interaction.  As a trusted business consultant you will provide objective category reviews that strive to achieve mutually beneficial sales and market share goals. You will prepare the team for customer calls and promote a customer-centered culture that strives to exceed customer needs, requirements, and expectations.
  • Strategic Partnerships – You will partner with the account teams, with a primary focus on Albertson’s/Safeway to broaden the understanding of the shopper, consumer and retailer and help to close the sale. 
  • Project Management – Your project management skills will be key in leading and supporting customer specific initiatives designed to deliver category growth.  You will present projects around product and placement, leveraging tools and resources to identify solutions addressing the shopper problem to solve.  Finally, executional plans – seeing an initiative completed as planned is a driver to success.




  • High School diploma/GED
  • High level analytical capability
  • Robust shopper and consumer insight experience and exposure
  • High proficiency in using syndicated data (i.e. Nielsen, IRI), loyalty card data and shopper panel metrics
  • Assimilating and interpreting data from multiple disparate data sources into concise action oriented recommendations
  • Strong presentation, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proficiency in JDA, Apollo or Spaceman space planning software



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Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.

Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!



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.


Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 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. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

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.

Let’s create the future of food,

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Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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