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Category Manager, Walmart

at Crayola

Posted: 3/31/2019
Job Reference #: 532997
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Auto req ID
871BR

Posting Title
Category Manager, Walmart

Division
Sales

Job Description
Join the most colorful company in the world!

At Crayola, we are for kids! We believe unleashing the wonder, adventure and daydreams of every child begins with creative play and color. Our products and experiences give colorful wings to the invisible things in the hearts and minds of children. Come help us create innovative, fun products that make kids smile by joining us as a...

CATEGORY MANAGER, WALMART
(BENTONVILLE, AR OFFICE)

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Supports delivery of Walmart & Crayola category volume and share objectives by providing analytical reporting, modular planning, and insight translation. This position will work closely with Walmart merchant and modular planning teams to leverage all aspects of the Category Management function as the official category advisor. Day-to-day tasks and workflow will be primarily driven by Walmart merchandising and modular teams.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage the day-today category reporting for the Walmart merchant team including key seasonal periods (Easter, BTS, Holiday)
• Manage and lead the day-today modular planning function from conception to execution in conjunction with Walmart merchant and modular planning teams
• Manage category management analyst to assist in day-today reporting and modular planning activities.
• Function as an objective data translator through regular interaction with Walmart merchandising team members.
• Collaborate with Walmart merchants in the development and implementation of strategic category plans that achieve both Crayola and the customer’s category growth goals.
• Translate consumer and shopper data from multiple sources into actionable retail strategies.
• Performs ad-hoc analysis generated from Walmart and Crayola that triangulates consumer, shopper, customer, and category insights as required with actionable recommendations.
• Analyze market & class of trade information identifying opportunities to grow the business and meet mutually agreed upon objectives.
• Present findings to buyers influencing buying decisions.
• Analyze customer needs, objectives and strategies improving seasonal or category sell through.
• Develop account specific plans to increase sales, profitability and other account objectives.

• Enters into a full category management engagement with Walmart focused on full data exchange and custom shopper research.
• Utilizes internal, third party, and customer data to create standard and ad hoc reports, support presentation development, and develop team strategies.
• Develops long-term strategic relationships with core customer decision-makers.
• Deliver volume and share objectives.
• Train and educate sales force on data utilization


Requirements
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

• BA or BS in business related studies (MBA plus).
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in customer and category management.
• Classically trained with a major CPG manufacturer in the areas of category management, planograming, account P&L’s, and analytics/insights.
• Previous Walmart Category Advisor experience preferred
• Prior direct people management experience preferred
• Advanced command of the following software applications: ProSpace, Excel, PowerPoint, & Syndicated data systems (IRI,Neilsen,NPD) and assigned Walmart applications (eg. Retaillink, Inforetriver, workbench, RSI)
• Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills.
• Strong Analytical skills – able to quickly identify trends, opportunities and business solutions.
• Experience translating retailer POS and creating action plans
• Strong attention to detail in a fast paced, demanding work environment.
• Strong organizational and follow up skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• > 20% travel required

WHY CRAYOLA?

- Kid Inspired Culture
- Casual Dress
- Free Admission to Crayola Experience for Employees
- Community Volunteerism Opportunities
- Annual Bonus Potential For All FT Employees
- Company Matched 401k & Employee Value Sharing Plan
- Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits
- Education Assistance Program
- Wellness Programs
- Employee Resource Groups
- Generous Product Discounts Onsite & Online
- Onsite Cafeteria & Credit Union
- Option to Purchase Additional Vacation
- Company Sponsored Employee Events
- Discounts on a wide variety of products and services – automotive, electronics, fitness, travel and entertainment

Crayola is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, use of a guide or support animal for a disability, a relationship to a person with a disability, veteran status, having a GED (rather than a high school diploma), or any other legally-protected status.

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