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Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Job Req ID:  9935
Category:  Sales
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Category Management, Associate Manager


As an Associate Manager, Category Management Northwest, AR (Rogers, AR) or Battle Creek, MI on the Walmart Team.  You will be a part of a dynamic and diverse minded team focused on providing assortment and shelving insights on the Plant Based Protein category.  By executing category strategies across all or multiple categories, in alignment with customer priorities.  You will also be responsible for proactively initiating Category Management activities, developing innovative solutions based on consumer insights and account knowledge to drive goals and objectives, and building the customer relationship. This role takes part in Locate for Your DayKellogg’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.



Kellogg Company is creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands.  Consumers are at the heart of everything we do!  When you join us, you’ll also find that we care about and celebrate your success.  Advance your career by working for a company that is building a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled. 



Advancing Category Initiatives – You will support the creation and commercialization of category strategies.  This will include shelving and assortment initiatives related to the achievement of the Walmart Merchandising Team’s objectives.  Leveraging the broader advisor team, you will work to become a trusted advisor.

Performing Business Analytics – Proactively uncover opportunities through tracking robust analytics of the category, consumer, shopper, market, and customer information.  From your findings, you will develop fact-based recommendations and presentations.

Executing Planogram Process – Working closely with the Walmart Buying team together you will deliver the merchandising strategy.  Collaborating with the broader advisor team you will implement cross-category insights and test initiatives, assemble Walkthrough presentations and supporting documents.

Project Management – Your project management skills will be key in leading and supporting customer specific initiatives designed to deliver category growth.

Customer Interaction – This position will involve a high degree of customer interaction.  As a trusted Category Adviser, you will provide objective category reviews that strive to achieve mutually beneficial sales and market share goals.



  • High school diploma/GED with a preference for a bachelor’s degree
  • High-level analytical capability
  • High proficiency using syndicated data (such as Nielsen or IRI), loyalty card data and shopper panel metrics
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Assimilating and interpreting data from multiple disparate data sources into concise, action-oriented recommendations
  • Experience providing industry, consumer, and customer trends to develop strategic action plans.





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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!





Estimated travel is up to 25%.


This position provides participation in the Kellogg Auto Reimbursement program for individuals driving at least 5,000 business miles annually. 


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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