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 Category Advisor
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Analyst,Category Management
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Contract
Contract Length: 1 year
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: October 12, 2017
Job Location:
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Category Advisor (Manager)

FT- 1 year Renewable Contract

Location: Mississauga, ON

The role of the Category Advisor is to provide client category management services for the assigned client. The Category Advisor will integrate with the client's team and collaborate to provide on-site support to the assigned Client.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the client to deliver on category objectives as defined by the client through use of consumer insights, data analysis, modular development, assortment planning and monitoring progress against business plans.
  • Support the Client’s Category Manager at every step of the annual category review process
  • Lead the modular management process including vendor management, planogram creation and maintenance, evaluation/performance analysis of all available configurations, recommend store-specific modulars
  • Provide clients with tools and metrics gathered through consumer insights, category trends, and POS data that integrate with the client’s Strategic Category Planning (the “SCP”) processes and position the business to grow faster than the market and their competition.
  • Leverage client resources to recommend product mix, pricing, promotions and merchandising strategies
  • Generate and analyze regular POS reports to support recommendations and decisions
  • Stay on top of industry trends and legislation


  • Must have 3-5 years' experience in category insights/management, marketing, sales and/or other industry related functions
  • Must have a college/university degree in Business Commerce or Administration
  • Category Certification through the Category Management Association is an asset
  • Ability to demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications including MS Office
  • Strong analytical skills using data to develop compelling insights
  • Knowledge of Nielson Desktop Answers and Space Planning
  • Must be highly detail oriented, organized and able to effectively communicate/build strong relationship with retailer, and vendors

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