Senior Category Manager

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Competitive Pay - Annual Bonus

Buckingham Search is partnering with a well-known privately-held organic food manufacturer to find a Senior Category Manager.

The Senior Category Manager is responsible for supporting a team’s category management needs across the Prepared Foods portfolio. Responsibilities include: insights & analysis for innovation summits, category reviews, new item presentations and overall business-building initiatives.

This position reports to the Director of Sales.

The ideal candidate can sit in Chicago, Cincinnati or Bentonville. 

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree, or equivalent related work experience in Category Management & syndicated data systems (IRI)
  • 8 - 10 years’ of related experience in meat/poultry or CPG industries

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with retailer-specific data systems (Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons).
  • Strong analytical skills & the ability to partner cross functionally. The towering strength must be the ability to effectively “tell the story.”
  • Ability to travel if required for internal & customer-facing meetings (~20%). Must be able to travel to plant facilities and market areas to include overnight stays.



Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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