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Associate Category Trade Marketing Manager

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Customer Development
West Virginia, US;
Date posted:
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Title of role:Associate Trade Category Marketing Manager

Background & Purpose of the Job

As the DivisionAssociateTrade Category Marketing Manager, you will play a key role in driving growth opportunities, influencing sound financial decisions, and solving business issues. The focus of the position is to serve as key support and Category expert for theGrocery Sectorand key stakeholders within Unilever.

You will report directly to theGroceryBusiness DevelopmentTeam Leadand will work closely with CBM’s, Sales Analysts,CatMan, Shopper Marketing,CCD, and Team Leaders to achieve our goals. This role is vital to the success of theEmerging Channelsbusiness and will help ensure our strategic/financial health in theDivision.  It will require someone who is self-motivated with excellent influencing skills, has an ability to work independently and is team oriented.

Who You Are & What You’llDo

  • Responsible for assisting the Business DevelopmentTeam Leadas the key liaison/contact betweenDivisionTeams, CD Financeand CCD.

  • LeadCategory Plan & Promotional Reviews

  • Drive & coordinate category volume/merchandising plan development across theDivision

  • Collaborate with CCD to ensure the field teams are aware of & working with the most up to date Brand/Category details

  • Provide analysis to identify key consistent up/down elevators across theDivision& Category

  • Lead the HCI analysis process for the division. Maximize ROI of investment activities through detailed analysis to improve sales, trade spend, product mix, efficiency, etc.

  • Lead and own the management of the Division P&L (e.g. Managing to zero overspend, identifying opportunities to improve profitability)

  • Support fully integrated business planning process such as internal planning requirements 

  • Fulfill daily, weekly, and monthly reporting needs of the Division.  Create & improve reports as needed. Use a critical eye to provide insights and analysis on reporting.

  • Identify category growth opportunities within theDivisionand build supporting business case to influence CCD

  • Engineer new capabilities that assess different business models to maximize customer and retailer profitability and value creation; including but not limited to Net Revenue Management,GroceryChannel and Route-to-Market efficiencies.

  • Drive forecast integrity/accuracy through understanding of business drivers and macro/micro economic trends and insights.

  • SupportDivisionefforts and recommendations for all Go-To-Market, business planning, and business systems excellence initiatives and governance.

What You’ll NeedToSucceed

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3-5 years of relatedanalyticalbusiness experience including proven success in an analytical role in which you added value to the organization

  • Deep understanding of the P&L, retail math, analytics, financial/strategic modeling, forecasting,etc

  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to multi-task & prioritize.

  • Problem Solving, solid judgment, and decision-making ability, and deal with ambiguity.

  • Ownershipmindset – takeinitiative to fix problems

  • Question the status quo – Understand not only what needs to be done, but why and if it SHOULD be done.

  • In depthknowledge ofExceland SSAS – Will need to learn new systems and interfaces(some unique to UL)as needed:PowerBi, Evergreen, 1010, the TMT, Anaplan


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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