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Sr Category Development Manager-Grocery, Drug & Specialty (Remote)


Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  2797
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Universal Accountabilities

CD Team Management & Development

  • Responsible to daily oversight of the Grocery, Drug & Specialty Channel Category Development team
  • Provide guidance and monitor execution of EPC priorities/KFPs to ensure execution and support team with addressing obstacles along the way
  • Provide ongoing coaching to CDMs with their performance and develop training plans to address key areas of opportunity
  • Key category contact for Edgewell with broker partner to ensure broker business insights teams are delivering on EPCs needs.


Strategy Development & Support

  • Drive category thought leadership within the EPC organization on behalf of the Grocery, Drug & Specialty channel.
  • Identify key category/business dynamic themes & areas of opportunity for EPC organization, particularly EPC Channel sales leadership and sales team members.
  • Leverage category & customer/channel knowledge & insights to aid CDMs & Sales team in the development of customer facing category/brand strategies that support both EPC & customer category growth. 


Customer Engagement & Influence

  • Direct customer facing engagement at key customers for priority strategic category driven initiatives
  • Support CDMs to elevate their quality and level of category expertise with the customer
  • Develop & support customer influence plans by key customer and ensure CDM execution



  • Work with CDMs and broker partners, to ensure key customer score-carding is being executed and leveraged, tracking against team’s priorities and KFPs
  • Streamline tracking for total channel with 4p execution i.e.  distribution, pog, pricing, etc. along with sales analyst and CDMs


Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Category Development leadership representative for EPC organization – be the customer/channels and category expert on behalf of the CD Channel team with cross functional partners in sales, marketing, internal sales/CD, Insights, Broker partners, etc.
  • Ongoing support of key business questions for the channel and top customer dynamics with particular focus on the field sales team’s priorities i.e.  Sr. Director, Director & TLs


Best Practice Development & Sharing

  • Responsible for driving the CD team’s utilization of EPC data & insights resources (IRI, Numerator, Loyalty Card data, etc.)
  • Provide guidance and expertise for the development of best in class standardized reporting with Sales analyst to support daily Sales data needs
  • Share data analysis, utilization and solution development best practices cross functionally i.e.  within the channel, broker partners, internal sales/CD, marketing & insights
  • Share key category channel learnings internally to drive greater education on the Grocery, Drug & Specialty channel dynamics with key focus on Internal Sales teams (Sr. CDMs)
  • Lead for CD & Sales team’s broader exposure to total EPC category insights i.e.  Suzy survey results, CDTs, custom internal qual & quant studies & analyses, etc.


Tool & Insights Resources Expertise

  • Key expert for Grocery, Drug & Specialty channel for CDMs with all category tools and insights resources such as: IRI, Numerator, POG software, Assortment tools, customer loyalty best practices, etc.


Required Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS Required
  •  5+ years of experience with HBC consumer products companies focusing on customer facing Category Development and/or analytics team management
  • 5+ years of Category Development experience in Grocery, Drug & Specialty Channels (one or more channel)
  • Must be knowledgeable in gathering and interpreting syndicated data (Shopper Card, Nielsen, IRI, as well as custom and syndicated consumer insights to provide supporting evidence for recommendations/solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of sales and category management practices and principles – typically gained through work experience within a consumer-packaged goods company
  • Effective advocate for sales and category management leadership initiatives across the organization.
  • Strong presentation & influencing skills.


Working Relationships

  • Retailers
  • Field Sales/Sales Broker
  • Internal Sales & Category
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Insights





Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

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