Category Manager - Walmart - NW Arkansas


Rogers, AR, US

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Open your future to incredible career potential. Work for an industry-leader who invests in their people. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. We were named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and are included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

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At Southern Glazer’s, you’ll enjoy an environment where continuous learning and growth are supported and experience a culture where you are respected, and your voice is heard. If you’re looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


The Customer Development Manager provides Insight & Analytic support to our retail customers, and will assist in identifying opportunities and making recommendations that deliver category and customer growth.

Primary Responsibilities

•    Work with teams to ensure superior client satisfaction by providing hands-on deep analytics and contribute to team problem solving through findings
•    Stay informed of analytic best practices across the industry and provide effective information for assigned commodities in the pursuit to deliver sales, margin, and market development goals
•    Track category performance, including but not limited to: sales, profits, margins, market share
•    Develop, communicate, execute, and monitor specific performance metrics and goals relevant to each business as part of regular, scheduled business reviews (including the supplier's role in continuous improvement tied to product portfolio management, cost reductions, supply chain improvements, etc.)
•    Create and deliver effective reports using POS data (Luminate), Syndicated Data (Nielsen), and account-specific database information to the key managers in presentation-ready formats
•    Gather category, consumer, and shopper data to help identify opportunities at the customer level to improve category sales through optimal assortment and shelving
•    Understand and apply customer, consumer and industry insights using market research data to deliver category growth
•    Create and deliver analytic excellence by providing advanced analytics using a variety of techniques and available data sources and managing data sources to monitor the field execution of vendor programs
•    Operate as the single point of contact for customer, with an understanding of category strategies and overall business objectives, enabling on-going credible customer interaction

Minimum Qualifications

•    Bachelor s Degree and three years of experience or equivalent education and related experience
•    Experience with category management principles, syndicated data, shopper/consumer insights, and space management principles and software (Blue Yonder)
•    Demonstrated experience with analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions
•    A demonstrated high-level understanding of Customer Development / Category Management processes and practices along with the ability to collaborate with Walmart to deliver insights and recommendations within six key domains: Macro Level, Retailer & Market, Consumer, Shopper, 4 Ps (Product/Assortment, Placement/Merchandising, Promotion, Pricing) and Operational
•    Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products, Spectra, Nielsen, and Luminate   Previous experience with Walmart or adult beverage strongly preferred

Physical Demands

•    Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding or using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor)
•    Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees.  Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.



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