Category Manager at Nestlé (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Position Summary

We're a leader in the pet care category and part of the world's largest food company-so you can imagine our salesforce is BIG. In pet care, we focus our sales efforts within the retail and veterinary sales channels to ensure we're at the forefront of consumers' minds. You'll become the expert in our products and the face behind Purina brands to your customers-some of the most well recognized and loved brands around world.

As a Category Manager, you'll be responsible for creating and implementing a futuristic viewpoint of the pet care category to transform our customer accounts. In this role, you'll exemplify the leadership and communication skills that drive lasting relationships and top business results. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally across all Nestle Purina assets, facilitating your ability to drive pet category strategy and planning with our customers. Having a deep understanding of the competition and how to leverage market insights will make you a subject matter expert and a trusted leader within your team. Data, analytics, and consultative recommendations will guide you in the decision making made by your key customer(s). We are a market leader both on and off the shelf and we are backed by 120 years of rich history that has groomed our culture with passion, integrity, high performance, innovation, and unparalleled expertise.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop customer category strategies and initiatives that deliver Purina and retailer growth
  • Proactively identifies gaps and opportunities for space analysis and category growth
  • Leverages 4P analytics to develop and deliver consistent category reviews for the customer
  • Completes POG analysis to develop and influence shelf/adjacency/assortment recommendations for total pet department and categories to maximize category growth and NPPC share of shelf
  • Influences customers through compelling category strategies and insights
  • Collaborates with sales teams on key customer insights and opportunities

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience in category development, account management, or business analytics required
  • Experience working with syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI, Power BI) required
  • Plan-o-gram Development experience for store implementation (JDA, Apollo, etc.) preferred
  • Must be able to travel up to 20%, or as the business requires


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [email protected] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
More Information on Nestlé
Nestlé operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Nestlé was founded in 2022. It has 201754 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 30 open jobs at Nestlé, click here.
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