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Abbott Associate Category Manager, Walmart - Abbott Nutrition - Bentonville AR in Bentonville, Arkansas

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

Position is responsible for providing category management support for Walmart on the Adult Nutriton and Diabetes Management categories. Responsibilities include providing advanced analytics, shopper insights and category recommendations to internal and external customers.

Candidates should have previous or current knowledge of the retail environment, how best in class retailers go to market, how to execute merchandising and assortment recommendations. Candidates will have customer facing exposure and ability to influence at multiple retail levels.

The Opportunity

This position will report to the Sr. Team Lead, Category Management.

What You’ll Work On

Analytical Expertise

  • Perform comprehensive category reviews, using retailer-preferred metrics and industry analysis.

  • Maintain and improve category reporting along with share reporting that is provided to the buyer with an executive summary weekly.

  • Provide Category Manger and Team Lead with Omni category recommendations based on analytical insights.

  • Maintain proficiency in the use of Abbott computer systems, space management software (JDA), Nielsen Workstation, account-specific data sources, Power BI, Microsoft programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).

Best in Class Category Management

  • Ability to identify key business opportunities for the category at a macro and micro level.

  • Provide Omni category management expertise to assist in achieving customer-specific goals.

  • Deliver strategic and tactical initiatives aligned with buyer and or manager direction.

  • Identify and actively pursue all category opportunities at the retailer.

  • Develop, review and support programs that will increase category growth.

  • Work seamlessly with onsite and offsite teammates to deliver shopper insights understanding.

  • Lead training for new analytical tools and resources.

Retailer Support

  • Penetrate retailer at various levels to build relationships and influence decision making.

  • Build Abbott equity and influence retailer as a category knowledge resource.

  • Coordinate activities to develop, present and implement category management initiatives.

  • Provide relevant category and shopper insights to drive assortment, distribution, category placement and aisle recommendations.

Qualified candidate must display the ability to work within a team environment, organize and complete task assigned. Be a relationship builder with our customer. Prior sales and/or category management experience with a background in consumer-packaged goods preferred.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong Analytical and/or Sales experience within Retail Sales and/or the Consumer Packaged Goods industry

  • Manage and lead category management insights at the customer level through remote communication with manager and team

  • Experience with planogram tools (Space Planning, Apollo) and syndicated data (Nielsen tools)

  • Advanced to expert level technical skills (Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Power Point, and Access)

  • Ability to use multiple information sources to identify key opportunities to drive both supplier and retailer performance

  • Strong mathematical aptitude

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills

  • Ability to take initiative/ownership of projects and see through to completion

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Creativity

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Apply Now (https://www.jobs.abbott/us/en)

  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com