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Manager, Category Development
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Category Management
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: November 03, 2021
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Join us as aCategory Development Managerat Kellogg Canada! You’ll have the chance to enrich your skillset as you work for a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter. Lead with us as you build your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. Together we will shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


  • Advising –Serving as a trusted advisor to key customers for product assortment, placement, pricing, promotions, and category strategies, you’ll provide industry, consumer, and customer trends to develop strategic action plans. You’ll also analyze and communicate planogram changes and continue to work towards best-in-class shelving principles. Internally, you will be supporting the innovation process, delivering improvements in average item count to negotiated growth targets. Our perfect shelf starts with you.
  • Analysis and Insights -With a keen eye, you will analyze sales data and deliver regular briefings and category reviews. We’re also looking to you to uncover business insights and sales opportunities that will accelerate retail growth, support analytical ad-hoc data deep dive requests and monitor competitive activity, recommending solutions to grow the category and Kellogg’s business.
  • Sales Support –With an owner’s mindset and collaborative spirit, you’ll identify business opportunities for external purposes supporting the Accounts strategies and goals. Additionally, you’ll support internal customers such as Marketing, Finance, Sales Account Team, and Trade Marketing to assist in providing insightful and fact-based solutions, assess and commercialize industry, consumer, shopper, and customer trends into strategic action plans, and lead retail customer penetration across multiple contacts and departments. Two scoops of communication and collaboration are key ingredients in your recipe for success.


As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Category Development, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Post-secondary education or work experience equivalent – Business Diploma or Degree preferred and proven CPG related experience
  • Strong proficiency in Nielsen Market Track, JDA, Excel & PowerPoint
  • High-level analytical capability
  • Ability to influence decision-making at various levels internally and externally
  • Assimilating and interpreting data from multiple disparate data sources into concise action-oriented recommendations
  • Experience presenting complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels
  • Experience in managing vendor/customer relationships

Bonus Points:

  • Proficiency with Tableau and elements of predictive analytics, and knowledge of Retail Link
  • Experience with directly positively influencing business relationships with Walmart banners
  • Bilingualism is an asset, French, and English


It’s best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about us, click on the linkbelow:


At Kellogg Canada, we take great pride in our comprehensive total rewards program. This program is an important way of recognizing the value and contribution of our employees.

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants.


Kellogg Recruitment


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