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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Associate Manager, Category Advisor in Bentonville, Arkansas

What you'll love about this job

Hybrid Opportunity - Growth Opportunities - Opportunity to lead multiple categories

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The Associate Manager, Category Development is responsible for developing strong customer relationships by providing category solutions based on business trends, industry trends and category management expertise. This role will also work on developing insightful and actionable reporting, analysis and selling story presentations based on key category trends. Finally, this position will influence the line review process and be the expert in category as well as the key strategic partner to assist with the development of their strategies.


  • As a category advisor, work closely with the merchant team to develop and grow total category sales by leveraging POS data, syndicated data, shopper and consumer insights, and category and industry trends

  • Serve as Category / Industry Expert to customer merchant & team

  • Lead assessment, analysis, & insight generation for customer on assigned categories

  • Maintain direct account responsibility with regular ongoing customer face-to-face meetings

  • Own category management / analytics

  • Develop strong advisor relationships

  • Be a category and thought leader with the customer to help develop category strategy based on insights and market trends and bring innovative ideas to aid in decision-making

  • Develop and deliver presentations

  • Manage the category relay and modular (planogram) building process

  • Generate weekly, monthly, and ad hoc reporting to provide insights, identify opportunities and deliver solutions

  • Influence the line review process with insights and data to make recommendations on optimal assortment, planogram space allocation, and flow

  • May perform other duties as assigned

What we are looking for

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years customer-facing Sales and/or Category Management experience (advisor preferred)

  • BA/BS required, Marketing/Business Administration preferred

  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills

  • Analytical mindset

  • Experienced in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Power Point, Access)

  • Experience in developing & delivering compelling stories / presentations

  • Relationship building

  • Retail Link experience preferred

  • Proficiency in JDA space planning software preferred

  • Syndicated Data (AC Nielsen or IRI) preferred

  • Project Management / Prioritization

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, colour, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.