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Nestle Assistant Category Development Manager in Mississauga, Canada

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Business area: Nestlé Purina Pet Care Canada

Location: Mississauga, ON located at 2500 Royal Windsor Dr, Mississauga ON L5J 1K8;

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A little bit about us

As a company made up of pet owners, we believe that pets and people are better together. If you share our passion for pets and you're looking for a career where you can take ownership, collaborate and contribute to challenging, satisfying and meaningful work, then you are the type of person we want at Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada. We are a leader in the pet care and pet nutrition industry, producing Canada’s best loved brands including Alpo ®, Beneful ®, Beyond ®, Dog Chow ®, Cat Chow ®, Fancy Feast®, Friskies®, Tidy Cats®, Pro Plan®, Purina ONE® and many more. Join us in enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them.

What to Expect:

The Assistant Category Development Manager assists the Senior Category Development Managers in driving the category and shaping segment and brand strategy by channel through the integration of marketing and sales strategies to commercialize generating demand initiatives.

A day in the life:

  • Assist the Senior Category Development Managers in partnering with marketing and sales teams to contribute to shaping segment and brand strategy by channel for the category

  • Assist the Senior Category Development Managers in the development of segment and brand 4P strategies by channel aligned to shopper drivers, with a focus on pricing, promotion, and channel portfolio optimization.

  • Assist the Senior Category Development Managers in the commercialization of brand plans and new item presentations by contributing to the development of Category selling stories/Shopper Drivers for internal and external customer engagement.

  • Leverage market trends, extracting, interpreting and simplifying NielsenIQ Discover & Numerator data to identify key data insights for the Category Development Team to help shape business plans.

  • Monitor portfolio in-market performance vs targets, assisting in identifying gaps and working cross-functionally on gap close solutions

  • Lead in the analytics, development and maintenance of scorecards for key strategies as they move into execution

  • Track and achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) – i.e. New item distribution & performance post evaluations, Pricing, & Promotion

  • Support the Category Development team in advancing the development and deployment of key initiatives with analytics and project management

  • Manage communication through the internal website, publishing key team communications and sales materials on time and in full, and maintain all trade-related assets on the site.

  • Manage the New Item Sales Sample process and quantities with the sales and marketing teams for all innovation

Role Requirements

  • Completion of a University degree in Business Administration with a focus on sales and marketing

  • 1+ years of experience in Marketing, Sales, Trade Marketing or Channel Management

  • Proficient user of Nielsen Data, both POS and Panel data, with the ability to create customized data pulls from the database to identify relevant insights and craft compelling presentations

  • Proficiency to work with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Critical thinker with strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with using and extracting data from multiple sources such as Numerator, Kantar, etc. to derive insights

  • Excellent project management skills and facilitation abilities

  • Proactive and collaborative team player, able to build relationships and work cross-functionally

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment

Benefits

  • Comprehensive total rewards benefits package including Health and Dental benefits that start on day one of employment

  • Company matched pension plan

  • Three weeks of Vacation and five personal days (Personal Paid Holidays)

  • Flexible and hybrid work arrangements

  • Excellent training and development programs as well as opportunities to grow within the company

  • Access to Educational Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement

  • Bonus eligibility

  • Gender affirmation benefits to ensure access to necessary care, resources, and coverage for gender-affirming procedures

  • Fertility Services and Surrogacy Medical Coverage to support the pursuit of a path to parenthood regardless of medical conditions, gender or sexual orientation

  • Adoption benefits to remove some of the financial barriers associated with adoption

  • Up to 50% off – Nespresso Coffee Machine, Capsules and accessories

  • Access to the Discount Company store with Nestlé, Nespresso, and Purina products (Located across various Nestle offices/sites)

  • Bring your dog to work!

What you need to know

We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

Nestlé Canada is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome qualified applicants to bring their diverse and unique experiences as a result of their education, perspectives, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. Nestlé will work with you in an effort to ensure that you are able to fully participate in the process.

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