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Date:  Jul 26, 2022
Job Req ID:  8931
Category:  Sales
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Naperville

Title:  Associate Manager, Category Management


Advance your career as an Associate Manager, Category Management supporting our Albertson’s national Plant Based Protein business.  We are looking for top talent in remote locations; including but not limited to Battle Creek, MI, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, Philadelphia, PA and Rogers, AR.  In this exciting role you will be focused on providing assortment and shelving insights to Albertson’s Corporate HQ team.  By executing category strategies, in alignment with customer priorities, you will help Kellogg become an indispensable partner to the customer.  You will also be responsible for proactively initiating Category Management activities, developing innovative solutions based on consumer insights and account knowledge and building the customer partnership through alignment and best in class insight delivery.


At Kellogg we are passionate about our brands, business, and our outstanding food.  This team covers the strength finder wheel of talents with the K Values as our nucleus!  Are you ready to leave your footprint (Or as Tony would say paw print) as an industry leader - with an industry leader?  Apply now to become a part of a best-in-class company that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.




  • Unlock Insights Through Data & Analytics – Knowing your business is imperative to driving business results.  You will be responsible for supporting Category Management activities with the customer and will help to identify business insights leveraging robust analytics of the category, consumer, shopper, market, and customer information.  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.
  • Bring Occasion-Based Category Vision to Life – This position will involve internal and external customer interaction.  As a trusted business consultant, you will assist in delivering objective category reviews and strategies 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.
  • Build Fact-Based, Measurable and Holistic Plans – Your project management skills will be key in supporting strategic customer specific initiatives designed to deliver category growth.  You will support the presentation of 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.






  • Industry experience (i.e., Category Management, Shopper/Consumer Insights and/or sales experience) – ideally Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Proficiency in using syndicated data (i.e., Nielsen, IRI), loyalty card data and shopper panel metrics
  • Nimble ability to assimilate and interpret large amounts of data from multiple disparate data sources into concise action-oriented recommendations
  • Ability to draw conclusions, address key opportunities, understand and apply market research tools to create selling stories
  • Strong presentation, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Motor vehicle history with 2 or less moving violations within the last 36 months


Bonus Points:


  • BA/BS Degree
  • CPG related experience
  • Experience with Symphony Retail AI (EYC)
  • Development and application of advanced analytics, principles, theories and concepts in category management or shopper insights research
  • Proficiency in JDA, Apollo or Spaceman space planning software





This is a remote position. The ideal candidate will travel up to 25% of the time to Albertson’s HQ in Boise, ID or other US locations.


  • A flexible work schedule and the ability to travel up to 25% of the time. 
  • This position provides participation in the Kellogg Auto Reimbursement program for individuals driving at least 5,000 business miles annually. 


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:  





Travel for this role is up to 25%.


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.


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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: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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