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Energizer Manager, Category Development- Walmart (Advisor) in Bentonville, Arkansas

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

The Manager, Category Development is responsible for developing deep relationships with Wal-Mart 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, the Manager, Category Development will lead the development and process of category line reviews and be the experienced in Wal-Mart’s category and key strategic leader to assist with the development of their strategies.


  • Category / Industry Experienced professional

  • Guides assessment, analysis, & insight generation

  • Direct account responsibility with regular ongoing customer face-to-face meetings

  • Owns category management / analytics

Specific Accountabilities

  • Category leader with customer to help develop category plan based on insights and market trends

  • Develop partnership relationships (Category Advisorship)

  • Presentation development

  • Monthly Reviews/Formal Category Reviews

  • Guide Category Reset & Modular Building Process

  • Conduct passionate analysis that identifies competitor strategies, strengths and weaknesses

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years customer facing Category Management experience

  • Category Management/Category Advisorship experience calling on Walmart or Sam’s Club

  • BA/BS required, Marketing/Business Administration preferred

  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills

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

  • Developing & delivering compelling selling stories / presentations

  • Relationship shaping

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced Retail Link skillset

  • Advanced experience with JDA space planning software

  • Syndicated Data (AC Nielsen or IRI)

  • Project Management / Prioritization

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Customer (Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Management, etc) - Primary

  • Sales, Sales Planning, Brand Marketing, Shopper Activation, & Retail – Secondary

  • Reports to Sr. Manager, Category Development

Working Environment

  • Travel Requirements (up to 10%)

An Offer to Grow On

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, 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.