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Energizer Assistant Manager, Category Development in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Assistant Category Development Manager provides support on reporting category trends to Energizer’s retail partners as well fulfilling internal reporting needs. This role has responsibility for analyzing and identifying key trends in each segment of business where Energizer competes: Batteries, Lighting Products, and Auto Care. This position will also lead the development and process of customer category line reviews and be the expert in the customer’s category as well as the key strategic leader to assist with the development of their strategies. The primary customer focus of this role is Target, with other responsibilities may be included as capacity allows.


  • Analysis and decision making – Leads assessment, analysis, & insight generation. Owns customer category management & analytics, leveraging syndicated and customer POS systems.

  • Teamwork - work well with others to ensure the team’s effectiveness in reaching its desired outcomes

  • Achieving Results - set standards and goals for both themselves and the team that will result in achieving and exceeding business plans and providing maximum return on investment.

  • Direct account responsibility with regular ongoing customer face-to-face interaction.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Act as the category leader with customer to help develop category strategy based on insights and market trends

  • Develop and deliver customer presentations

  • Facilitate internal and external planning processes

  • Support the customer category line review process

  • Provide customer category insights at broader cross-functional team meetings

  • Design, develop and maximize in-store assortment and planograms

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

  • Responsible for the Identification and tracking of key trends

  • Conduct ad hoc reporting and analysis as required

  • Complete ad tracking for channel/ retailers

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS required; Marketing/Business Administration preferred

  • Proven ability to work effectively with teams, strong communication and interpersonal skills including presentation and relationship building is essential

  • 2-3 years category management, sales experience, or relevant job experience

  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills

  • Experience in developing & delivering compelling selling stories / presentations

  • Technically skilled with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI and SharePoint is preferred

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Category/sales analytics experience

  • Consumer products industry experience or background

  • Syndicated data experience (IRI/Nielsen scan & panel platforms)

  • Proficiency in JDA space planning software

  • Customer POS systems familiarity

Working Relationships & Environment

Work Environment

  • Located in Minneapolis, MN

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.