Director Category Management in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

The primary purpose of the Director of Category Management is to ensure a collaborative process to meet consumer demand by focusing on the meat-snack category as a strategic business unit to deliver desired results. This position is key in ensuring we understand, interpret and deliver fact-based consumer insights and category performance evaluations to both internal and external parties. The primary goal of the Director is to develop and manage a team of Category Managers and Business Analytics personnel and to provide strategic consumer, category and brand insights to the Jack Link’s organization and its customers.

Job Requirements

• At least 5 years of people management
• At least 10 years category management/shopper insights experience
• Strong written and oral skills
• Strong people management skills to lead and direct a team with vision and purpose
• Strong cross-functional collaboration skills in the development of both short & long-term category strategies
• Goal oriented & well organized
• Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment
• Strong analytical skills (specifically able to identify trends, opportunities and business insight)
• Ability to interface with multiple levels of an organization
• Proactive (high sense of urgency) and committed to delivering results in a fast paced, demanding work environment
• Good understanding of retail store merchandising management
• Must be able to provide the account managers and customer with information that is formatted in a compelling and persuasive manner, easily understood by both
• Strong working knowledge of AC Nielsen / IRI Syndicated Data, SPECTRA, Pro-Space and Microsoft Office
• Proven track record of co-developing short and long-term category strategies with retailer merchandising teams

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