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Energizer Manager Category Development in Missisauga, Ontario

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 a subject matter expert on both the customers and categories they represent. This position serves as a key strategic leader assisting in the development and execution of the strategies & tactics that will drive category growth for the retailer.


  • 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 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 customer face-to-face meetings

Specific Accountabilities

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

  • Develop and deliver customer presentations

  • Facilitate internal and external planning processes

  • Work with sales teams to provide insight-driven decision making and guide 4P strategy

  • 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

  • 3 to 5 years of category management, sales or relevant job experience

  • BA/BS required, Marketing/Business Administration preferred

  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills

  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Power BI is preferred

  • Experience in developing & delivering compelling selling stories/presentations

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Category Management/Sales Analytics experience

  • Syndicated Data (AC Nielsen or IRI)

  • Proficiency in JDA space planning software

  • Project management / prioritization

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to Senior Manager, Category Development – Primary

  • Sales Teams/National Account Managers – Primary

  • Customer Category Manager/Buyer – Primary

  • Trade Marketing, Marketing, Shopper Activation, & Retail – Primary

Working Environment

  • Located in Mississauga

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.