Unilever Associate Category Management Manager in Northbrook, Illinois

Background& Purpose of the Job

TheAssociate Category Development Manager performs a valuable role in building astrong partnership with Walgreens by developing and implementing insight drivenrecommendations to grow their respective categories. This position isresponsible for leading the development and sharing of Category Managementfoundations and directives throughout the organization for the assignedcategory.

Who You Are & WhatYou’ll Do

In this role, you will drive Bestin Class Category Management principles as well as Consumer and ShopperInsights. You will also provide category expertise and recommendations for yourassigned categories. You proactivelysupport your Team Lead and Customer Business Manager(s) on key businessopportunities and provide actionable recommendations; write POG’s and giveshelving recommendations based on thorough insights. You establish best practices and deliver best-in-classmerchandising recommendations. Youmanage and optimize different category management tools. You have proficient understanding of Nielsen,Microsoft office and Space Management software. Additional tools used are: FeatureVision,UniMix, InfoScout etc. You can developand employ standardized processes for SKU rationalization and new itemprojections. You have the key responsibilityin developing and employing standardized processes for SKU rationalization andnew item projections.

What’s more…

You’re a born leader: You seek fresh opportunities, insisting on innovation and never settling for “good enough.” You take pride in delivering work to the highest standards.

You’re a strategy guru: You love to think outside the box and imagine new possibilities for the business. You are a visionary, creating strategies to drive business growth and inspiring others along the way.

You love to win, and have fun doingit: You believe in taking the lead in the marketplace versus following. You have a positive attitude about the company's future and a passion for winning.

You’re a story teller: You use data to drive actionable insights to illustrate problem-solving and land compelling messages. You craft meaningful stories that resonate with a broad and diverse audience.

You’re a changemaker: You know there is always a way we can improve results and you are committed to helping others see those possibilities.

WhatYou’ll Need To Succeed

At least 2 years of category management experience with proven ability to analyze information and provide insight driven recommendations. Excellent planning, analytical, communication skills required; Strong PowerPoint, Excel and presentation skills with the experience and working knowledge of category management principles, Nielsen, Shopper/Consumer Insights and Space management software.

WhatWe Can Offer You

Meet the Women of CustomerDevelopment | Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health& Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class CareerDevelopment Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unileveris an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our businessresults and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, globalconsumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows usto match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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Job: Customer Development

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Northbrook-Northbrook Sales Office

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-05-2017

Req ID: 17000999