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Product Category Manager

Company: Creative Circle
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Our client, in the automotive manufacturing industry, is in search of a full time Product Category Manager .

The Product Category Manager will be remote to start, and onsite with a flex schedule in Northbrook, IL in 2022.

The Product Category Manager must have:
- Bachelor's degree in marketing or business
- 3+ years as a Category Manager or similar
- Expertise in business/consumer analytics & insights
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced ambiguous environment
- Experience in CPG industry
- Nice to have skills: automotive industry and/or B2B

The Product Category Manager will be responsible for:
- Determining market size & growth of each product category
- Identifying emerging product trends
- Leveraging point-of-sale data, market shares, consumer & industry trends to recommend merchandising plans
- Conducting competitive analysis, assessment of product displays & price promotions
- Forecasting SKUs to maintain supply forecasts
- Solving business needs by applying consumer data
- Evaluating performance of products & promotions
- Understanding consumer needs, pain points & gaps, identify & quantify emerging consumer segments
- Providing monthly presentation on channel insights

The Product Category Manager will be eligible for a full suite of benefits: 401K match, health, dental, vision, and parental leave.

Keywords: Creative Circle, Chicago , Product Category Manager, Executive , Northbrook, Illinois

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