As a Retail Category Development Manager, you are the expert in the field of shopper, customer and category projects. You take the lead on large (cross-category) category projects, both internal and external. You take the expert role and train your colleagues to place category management / retail- and shopper thinking as strong as possible in the organization. You work in multidisciplinary category teams (including marketing, logistics and finance) and work closely together with colleagues in customer development (Sales). You have contacts with the regional and European offices. You are regularly visiting customers. You report to the Senior Retail Category Development Manager.
- Responsible for championing the RCD deployment within the organization, and demonstrates enhanced capabilities working collaboratively with customers. Plays an integral role in disseminating Category knowledge and in driving retail category focus within the commercial team.
- The role requires a strong understanding of the shoppers in different retail environments (RE"s) across categories, needs identify the category business challenges at a RE level and for priority customers
- The RCD Manager will develop and deliver shelf and assortment solutions (eg. shelf recommendations) for our customers promoting cross-functional collaboration to address retailer"s category opportunities
- Will work with Customer Development Management to ensure alignment and execution against the category and brand strategies by coordinating the RCD process with customer and providing the tools required to define and deploy the 5P"s and shopper solution for the category.