Category Manager at Acosta (Tampa Bay, FL)

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This position is Hybrid, but must be filled in Tampa, Fl,

The Category Manager provides a high level of support for the implementation of Category Management and other related business insights initiatives within a designated customer.

Will regularly meet with multi-division retailers in the market along with business managers to drive category management initiatives. As well as manage major projects or programs in the areas of space, merchandising, pricing requirements in assigned categories and have a long term effect on business results.


Essential Functions:
  • Analyze data to develop insights-based analysis/projects with recommendations focused on strategies and objectives
  • Participate in the category review process working with other cross-functional teams to provide complete category management solutions.
  • Independently develop and maintain client-specific reporting that measures performance against strategies and objectives.
  • Work closely and often with assigned clients and business managers by setting up regular meetings to become a trusted advisor
  • Build solid sales presentations using syndicated, shopper and other sources of data that provide solutions and recommendations to address business issues.
  • Maintain optimal connectivity with clients to ensure understanding of KPI's, innovation, and other important information.
  • Provide follow up and summarize results; Submit success stories
  • Attend sales calls at assigned customers.
  • Meeting the physical requirements - listed below
  • Other duties as assigned


Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
  • Category Management Certification Preferred
  • Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement

Work Experience Requirements:
  • 3 - 5 years related work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
  • Must be able to demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, VB, advanced macros. Knowledge of Power BI would be a strong asset.
  • Must have experience with syndicated data and/or space management tools.
    Identifies and leverages relevant data to diagnose situations and identify potential solutions
  • Able to effectively and independently conduct data mining utilizing CPG math concepts and tools.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively while understanding and adapting to audience.
  • Independently manages project plans and assumes responsibility for tracking, communication and timing.
  • Able to recognize problems and issues and identify info needed to diagnose.
  • Demonstrates drive to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to execute strategic objectives and provide input as needed to keep priorities on track.

The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:

People Minded - Must show dignity and respect to all people
Integrity - Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior
Results Oriented - Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed
Trust - Must be honest, sincere and confident
Teamwork - Must build trusting relationships
Innovation - Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision
Balance - Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life.

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More Information on Acosta
Acosta operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Jacksonville, FL. Acosta was founded in 1927. It has 11384 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 50 open jobs at Acosta, click here.
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