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Category Manager, Canada

Detroit, Mi

Are you passionate about leveraging data to drive strategic insights and solutions in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)/ Food & Beverage industry?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!  

As Category Development Manager, Canada, you'll be at the forefront of analyzing data, uncovering critical insights, and crafting actionable recommendations for our valued retail partners and internal sales & marketing teams.  Role is fully remote and could be US or Canada based but prefer the candidate be in or convenient to Toronto. 

The day to day:

  • Dive deep into CPG industry tools to extract and evaluate data, then translate findings into compelling insights and recommendations.
  • Showcase your expertise by providing expert-level category knowledge on performance, innovation, market insights, trends, and shopper and consumer behavior.
  • Create engaging and informative reports (weekly/monthly/quarterly) that not only track performance but also offer actionable strategies for category development.
  • Collaborate closely with our sales team and internal stakeholders, building trusted partnerships to deliver objective and impactful recommendations.
  • Extend your support to CPG accounts in both Canadian and US markets, identifying assortment opportunities, optimizing shelf allocations, and making planogram recommendations.
  • Conduct post-mortems and program tracking, turning insights into future-focused recommendations for seasonal and promotional activities.
  • Utilize your proficiency in CPG data tools such as Circana, Nielsen, and more, ensuring data confidentiality and integrity at all times.

What You Bring:

  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in sales analytics and category management within the CPG industry.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint, to create visually compelling reports and presentations.
  • Strong proficiency in extracting and analyzing data using CPG tools like Circana/IRI and Nielsen.
  • Proven track record of developing user-friendly tools and reports that transform data into actionable business insights.
  • Outstanding communication skills with experience presenting complex analytics to senior-level audiences.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, embracing change, uncertainty, and driving profitable growth.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Why this role?

  • Exciting challenges that push your analytical and strategic thinking skills to new heights.
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment that values innovation and creativity.
  • Opportunities for growth and professional development in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Embrace our corporate values of speed, change, and uncertainty while driving meaningful impact and growth.

If you're ready to make a difference and join a passionate team dedicated to driving success in the CPG world, we want to hear from you! Apply now!

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