The Nature's Bounty Co.
Mgr., Category Development
At a glance
Location: US-OH-Cincinnati Map
Posted: 12/30/2020
Closing: 01/29/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
The Nature's Bounty Co.
Job description
Company Description

The Nature's Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and powders, and ethical beauty products, our purpose is to create a happier, healthier world using the power of science and nature. The brands of The Nature's Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Nature’s Bounty Co.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Manager of Category Development performs a valuable role in building a strong partnership with the company's key retailers by developing and implementing analytics and insights to deliver against company, category, and customer priorities.  This position is responsible for leading the development and sharing of Category Management foundations and directives throughout the organization for the assigned category.  This is a remote role and can be based anywhere in the Mid-West U.S. region, including Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Establish clear Category Management strategies for the company and retailers based on Industry Trends & Consumer Insights by leveraging various data sources to construct dynamic presentations in order to communicate strategies and achieve objectives.
  • Serve as an expert in translating internal knowledge into action to identify opportunities for assigned retailers. 
  • Collaborate with the account teams and cross functional teams to develop solutions to business issues. .
  • Establish and deliver best-in-class merchandising recommendations, leveraging tools such as JDA and Rich Mix.
  • Influence the customer by identifying opportunities and providing potential solutions that align with retailer and company objectives.
  • Assist with any research, and lead projects, to deliver category solutions benefitting both the customer and the company.
  • Develop standardized category review templates for Category Development team to populate and deliver to smaller accounts.
  • Leverage data tools to provide reporting and insights which will further develop company and retailer objectives.
  • Develop analyses and insights that will help with business issues including: SKU rationalization, item defense, new item sell in, category reviews, new item tracking, consumer behavior, etc.
  • Incorporate advanced consumer data (Macro Level Insights Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel data, customer consumer data, rich mix, JDA) into analyses as relevant.
Job requirements

Business Acumen Required

  • 5  + years of Consumer Packaged Goods, preferably FMCG, industry experience, primarily Category Management driven
  • High level of organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships and senior level engagement
  • Ability to extract clear, concise insights from multiple data sources.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience working alongside national retailers and building successful partnerships
  • Experience working and collaborating cross functionally (account teams, strategy teams)
  • Must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be comfortable leading multiple retailers for a region
  • The ability to utilize creativity and push beyond the obvious, comfortable going into “unchartered” territory in setting out recommendations, goals
  • Problem solver with a solutions oriented mindset
  • Dynamic leader who can push past obstacles, overcome objections
  • Understand the value of listening to customers, gaining insights and moving objectives forward
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 25% or more overnight travel time required

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office (very strong Excel/PowerPoint), IRI, Customer and Syndicated Data.
  • Prior experience working with IRI/Nielsen syndicated and panel data
  • JDA experience preferred
  • Basic Business Math
  • Foundational understanding of the Principles of Category Management
  • Data synthesis and Visualization
  • Story telling through data

Additional Information

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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Mgr., Category Development