Manager, Category Leadership- Target Team

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. - Minneapolis, MN3.2


Keurig Dr Pepper is looking for a highly motivated, analytically-minded professional to join its Target Category Leadership team.

The Category Leadership Manager plays a valuable role in building a strong partnership with Target by providing strategic, consultative category guidance to deliver market leading growth for the Hot Beverage and Coffeemaker categories. This individual will conduct high quality analysis and synthesize multiple data sources to generate insights and actionable recommendations, while leveraging effective communication & influencing skills to orchestrate action within the operational realities of Target’s retail environment.

What you will do:

  • Develop and cultivate business relationships with Target key contacts that establish Keurig Dr Pepper as the indispensable partner for all category management needs
  • Deliver fully integrated consumer, shopper, category and marketplace insights and trends to guide Target’s strategic choices and tactical executions, to drive market leading growth for the short and long term
  • Conduct robust analysis using research, category management capabilities, analytical tools, and data visualization to identify and communicate business opportunities or challenges
  • Penetrate and collaborate with multiple internal cross-functional teams and the customer to connect business opportunities and develop both strategic and tactical solutions
  • Plan and execute planogram revisions with the Target merchant team
  • Provide category management reporting, trend analysis, customized reports, and special project work directly to the Target merchant team
  • Leverage critical thinking and problem solving skills to recognize and anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting and translate insight into retail action
  • Serve as the expert on all things category to cross-functional team members

What you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree required with an MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of business experience in CPG with a focus on category management (mandatory), business analytics and/or shopper insights
  • Experience on a Target captain team
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal, written & presentation and follow-through
  • Strength in leveraging facts and insights to build compelling stories with actionable recommendations
  • Superior drive for results with demonstrated ability to build indispensable, collaborative partnerships with the customer and internal business partners, across functional teams
  • Capability to develop and influence strategies and tactics at both retailer and manufacturer, vertically and horizontally
  • Extensive syndicated data knowledge with IRI, Nielsen and NPD in addition to retailer-specific POS (Merch IQ, RSi) and guest data (BD4CM)
  • Advanced proficiency in JDA Space Planning software
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)

Keurig Dr Pepper is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a reference check, background check, drug/alcohol test, and documented proof of work authorization. In addition, some roles require a pre-employment medical examination to determine your ability to perform the essential duties of the job.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Category Management: 3 years (Required)