Manager, Category Management Job at Kellanova, Cincinnati, OH

  • Kellanova
  • Cincinnati, OH

Job Description

Grow with us as a Manager, Category Management supporting our Kroger business. We are looking for top talent in the Cincinnati Metro area, operating on a hybrid schedule.


As a Manager, Category Management you will provide strategic leadership and play a critical role in optimizing your retailer ’ s category performance. Your analytic mindset will serve you well as you utilize next level insights to influence internally and externally. You’ll pioneer innovative strategies, enhance customer relationships, and unleash conversion magic across channels.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing  

  • Develop Learning Agenda with Customer   Bring your intellectual curiosity and proactive initiation of category management activities with the customer, developing innovative retailer solutions based on consumer and shopper insights to drive goals and objectives.
  • Unlock Insights Through Data & Analytics – Knowing your business is imperative to driving business results. You will be responsible for leading category management activities with the customer and will identify business insights leveraging robust analytics of the category, consumer, shopper, market and customer information.
  • Bring Occasion-Based Category Vision to Life – High degree of internal and external customer interaction.   As a trusted business consultant, you will provide objective category reviews and strategies that strive to achieve innovative mutually beneficial sales and market share goals.
  • Build Fact-Based, Measurable and Holistic Plans – Your project management skills are crucial for leading customer-specific initiatives aimed at driving category growth. You’ll present and negotiate projects related to product placement, leveraging resources to address shopper problems. Successfully executing these initiatives is essential for achieving your goals.

We’re Looking for Someone With  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong industry experience (i.e. Category Management, Shopper/Consumer Insights and/or sales experience)
  • Proficiency in using syndicated data (i.e. Nielsen, Circana), and retailer specific loyalty card data, shopper panel metrics and space planning software. (JDA, Apollo or Spaceman)
  • Previous experience in leading projects with a cross-functional team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience communicating complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels, both in writing and verbally

What’s Next  


After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our    to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.  


Need assistance throughout the application or hiring process? Email .  


If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our   & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.  


Get to Know Us  


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.  


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.  


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


We’re on a journey to be the best. You coming?


Kellanova 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 .  

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