Our Company The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry - we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream - it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best - best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.It's a Question of Taste Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers.Job Description The Category Advisor is an information expert skilled in the use of a broad set of analytical tools. The Category Advisor can distill insights from a variety of data sources to develop business plans that drive category and Kraft Heinz volume. The Category Advisor manages all activities relating to optimizing assortment and space management for assigned categories and customers.The Category Advisor is the unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, customers' shoppers, insight development, efficient assortment and optimal shelf placement. The Category Advisor identifies opportunities and addresses both Kraft's and the customer's needs through the integration of research (primary and secondary), analysis, insights, reporting and presentation. The Category Advisor is an expert in syndicated tools including scanner, HH panel, Spectra and other resources. The Category Advisor can apply and integrate buying dynamics such as purchase frequency, buy rate, buyer conversion and category leakage to consumer and shopper research to develop business-building recommendations. The Category Advisor can conduct assortment analysis and SKU optimization using syndicated tools and can create best-in-class planograms utilizing space management software.Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities : Unbiased expert on key Kraft Heinz categories, category drivers, customers and customer's shoppersExpert in the analysis of syndicated data (scanner, HH panel, Spectra, etc.) leading to key insights and business recommendations on distribution, assortment, pricing, and promotion.Conducts assortment assessments and creates planograms for assigned categories and customersDevelops and integrates consumer, shopper and retailer insights to better inform targeted strategies, plans and decisionsLeverage insight resources to prioritize consumer and shopper needs and opportunitiesIntegrates data from a variety of sources to develop impactful customer-specific selling stories in support of key category business building initiatives.Liaison to internal/external supply chain in regards to efficient assortmentLeads broader space initiatives across aisle and storeUnderstands and applies best-practice category management processImplements Kraft Heinz Foods shelving principles and standardsPartners with Customer Business Leads in the development of insight-based new item presentationsApplies the full suite of tools against business issues.Conducts training of customer teams to broaden their understanding of sales information and tools available for business tracking and analysis.Job Skill Qualifications/Abilities : 2-4 years consumer package goods industry experienceStrong analytic / problem solving capabilityStrong syndicated and panel data knowledgeSpace management software skillsGood project management and training skillsAbility to comprehend and sell space management concepts within the context of category managementStrong personal computer skills especially Microsoft Office productsSolid written / oral communication and interpersonal skillsMinimum Bachelor's degreeKraft Heinz is an EEO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.Location(s) Chicago/Aon Center
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