Category Management Manager

White Castle - Columbus, OH3.8

When what you Crave is a job that combines good, honest work with some of the most fun-loving people you’ll find anywhere, only White Castle hits the spot!

We’re America’s first fast-food hamburger chain – with nearly a century of service to a nation of Cravers. But we’re not satisfied with an impressive past. We’ve got our eye on an even tastier future, and we want you to be part of it! White Castle is always looking for passionate, customer-crazy people to join our teams, so apply to start your White Castle career today!

White Castle is currently seeking a talented, dedicated and dependable Category Management Manager. This position will be located at the Home Office at 555 W. Goodale Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Time and again, White Castle has earned praise and recognition for our Best in Class people practices in the restaurant and hospitality industry—top-notch talent is what we Crave! So what is it that makes us so unstoppable? Our people take responsibility for their actions and attitudes. We recognize the value of our customers, both internal and external and we’re hungry to learn and grow. We often stop and smell the roses… er, Sliders…and find happiness in body, mind and spirit. Most importantly, we all give respect and earn it right back by the way we interact with each other.

Job Duties

This position leads data-driven insights for category/channel/account trends that support and drive the Retail Products strategy. Cross-functionally partners with teams such as Sales, Trade Marketing, Finance, Pricing and Promotions, Research and Development (R&D), Consumer Research, Operations, and Supply Chain to drive relevancy of Retail Products offerings. Leads the development of strategic recommendations to support targeted business growth. Develops and leads quarterly division Business Reviews, to include the Leadership team, Marketing, and other key stake holders. Collaborates with Marketing to share brand insights, supporting efforts to understand and support new item launches.

Provide Analytics and Thought Leadership by understanding strategies and initiatives for portfolio and brand management. Provide insights needed for actionable steps.
Interpret and deliver national retail syndicated data analytics and the Category Management Process as defined by industry standards
Support forecasting efforts; forecast new and current product line volume assumptions
Support new product line launches and line reviews; provide necessary category trend information to aid Brand/Marketing, Innovation team, and Sales team in preparing, forecasting, and selling-in new product lines
Post-promotional Analysis; support Marketing, Leadership and Sales team in fact-based evaluations of performance ROI on both national and account specific promotions
Miscellaneous projects as requested.

Why work for us? Here’s why!!!

Did you know that 68% of the team members at the Corporate Office have over 10 years of tenure at White Castle? Why you ask? Because we take care for our team and treat them like family! Below are just a few of the many reasons why people crave to work with us:

Programs and benefit eligibility varies based on the average hours worked, location and length of service at White Castle.

Medical (4 plan options and 4 national carriers to choose from)
Dental & Vision Plan
Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D (buy-ups available)
Paid holidays
Bereavement pay
Jury duty pay
3 Weeks of Paid Vacation in the first year
Weekly paychecks – YES, WEEKLY!
401(k) (100% company match for the first 3% deferred and 50% for the next 2%); all contributions are 100% vested!
Profit Sharing plan
Holiday bonuses
Free parking
Recognition Programs
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition reimbursement
Scholarship opportunities
Career growth and development
Business Casual Cool Dress Code (Yep, we wear jeans every day!)
Community Service Opportunities
White Castle Restaurant Discounts
And much more…

If you meet the minimum qualifications above, APPLY NOW!

White Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Four-year degree, with 2 to 3 years marketing/sales analysis experience. * Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. * Analytical background. * Expertise in the use of Excel, Word, Crystal Reports, PowerPoint, outside retailer sales reporting systems and planogramming software programs. * Proficiency in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) syndicated data analytics and the Category Management Process as measured by industry standards. * Will be required to be a member of various user groups, including Wal-Mart Retail Link Users Group and Nielsen Answers.