Manager, Category

Acosta Sales & Marketing Rogers, AR 2 months ago


The Category Manager role is responsible for the Acosta modular team's delivery of quality modulars to Wal-Mart based on their internal relay schedule.This incumbent will manage the modular and analytics teams in all activities including: buyer meetings, assortment recommendations, space 2 sales recommendations, and all space planning initiatives, all analytical needs.This role will be the main contact to the Wal-Mart buying team and is focused on managing the Acosta modular and analytical teams to ensure all mods are delivered on-time with zero errors.


  • Manage the Acosta modular planning team to ensure all timelines are met during the modular relays.

  • Lead the development of national strategic and tactical modular action plans, establishing priorities that are consistent with the Wal-Mart buying team goals and objectives

  • Manage the Acosta analytical team to ensure all weekly reports are available and all informational needs for the relay process are met

  • Be the information expert in the analysis of retail link data to build the most efficient/productive modulars across the entire department.

  • Make recommendations to Wal-Mart for changes in space allocation, assortment, etc.based on available data.

  • Utilize all tools and data available to design and present effective presentations to the Wal-Mart buying team.

  • Build training and development program for the team.

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Must have 2+ years of working within the Wal-Mart modular relay process.

  • Expert in Pro Space, Retail Link and all Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines and motivate the team under pressure.

  • Must have multiple years of experience in the Wal-Mart relay process, drawing modulars and working through the entire relay process.

  • Experience with Nielsen/IRI, Spectra, HH Panel is required

  • Experience managing a team of varying skills and experience

  • Highly organized and goal oriented

  • Ability to work with autonomy as well as collaboratively with team members

  • Must be a self-starter and be willing to take ownership in your own career path

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job ID 2019-163911

Work City Rogers

PCN 225980

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 72758

Category Corporate Jobs

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