Category Manager
Belkin International - Minneapolis, MN

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What you’ll do:
The Category Manager is responsible for leading customer-specific category management relationship and deliverables, with strong emphasis on actionable category and shopper insights that drive business growth for both the customer and Belkin. The Category Manager will develop fact-based, shopper-centric strategic business plans and “best-in-class” recommendations through in-depth analysis of category, consumer, retailer, and shopper insights. Also, this role will continue to build customer relationships as the category leadership expert.

The Category Manager collaborates with the Customer, Sales and Category Leadership to analyze business performance and develop business strategies. This position requires both data and business savvy, as well as effective communication and problem solving skills in order to provide consultative category management to both the customer and Belkin.

How you’ll do it:
· Customer Development and Retail Execution
· Weekly Scorecards
· Monthly Reviews/Formal Category Reviews
· Manage Category Reset & Schematic Building Process
· Effectively communicate category-specific insights, strategies, and recommendations to the customer-be recognized as the expert
· Collaborate with the customer and Belkin sales team to enable deeper understanding of customer, categories, consumers, and shopper insights to maximize volume and exceed sales goals
· Partner with Belkin Sales to provide recommendations on all facets of the shopping experience including; merchandising/assortment, shelving, customer strategies and potential impacts to Belkin business
· Work in partnership with
· Belkin business units to develop and execute customer-specific solutions

What you’ll need:
· Ability to analyze data using multiple data sources to draw conclusions, address key opportunities, and develop “best-in-class” recommendations to drive both customer and Belkin business
· A strong knowledge of Category Management practices and tools (Nielsen, Spectra, Panel Data, ProSpace
· Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative, be proactive in identifying issues and recommending solutions
· Previous experience driving strategy with both internal and external customers

What you’ve done:
· A minimum of 3 years of Category Management or Shopper Insights experience
Category Management /Category Captain experience calling on Target Corporation

What you’re getting into:
We’ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences. Everyone is interested in succeeding – for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.

You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you’ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.

Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you’ll be asked for your point of view. Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.

Do it:
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We are committed to diversity. Belkin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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