We're ITG Brands, America's third-largest tobacco company and a member of the globally recognized Imperial Brands PLC family. ITG Brands is proud to offer some of the best-known cigarette, cigar and vape products in the world. This iconic portfolio of brands includes: Winston, Kool, Salem, Maverick and USA Gold cigarettes; Dutch Masters, Backwoods and Phillies cigars; and blu vape products. If you're looking for a responsible, innovative company that will invest in your development, encourage your ideas and appreciate your efforts, ITG Brands is a great place to build a career. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and encourage professional growth. At ITG Brands, you will feel confident that your potential will be recognized, rewarded and fulfilled. We are building a forward-looking business and seeking smart, diverse and driven professionals to work with us. We believe that creating great teams with a variety of backgrounds and experiences will set our employees and our organization on a course for success. Our entrepreneurial spirit creates exciting and rewarding career choices. Smart and driven, we believe that with great people, here you can create something better.
If working for a company that values its people and recognizes the importance of work/life balance is appealing to you, look no further than ITG Brands!
WHO WE ARE
ITG Brands is the U.S. division of Imperial Brands. We are the nation's third-largest tobacco company with offerings of some of the most well-known cigarette, cigar and vaping products. ITG Brands carries at its core, the mindset that, in order to succeed, a company must treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. We are currently searching for a Sr. Category & Customer Insights Manager, that will sit in our Area Field Sales Office or a work from home office.
Under general direction, responsible for working closely with multiple business areas to ensure integration and consistency of category messages, assortment strategy, and merchandising principles to help achieve annual targets and goals.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Duties and Responsibilities: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary by the Company)
Insight Development & Deployment
Own Assortment and Space Planning recommendations in partnership with Sales
Own Wholesaler Category Planning Sessions
Collaborate with multiple business areas to develop Category Leadership Stories
Customer Selling & Execution
Partner with Field Sales personnel to develop Joint Business Partnerships, deliver category reviews and achieve sales objectives
Support Wholesale, National and Independent accounts as needed on ad-hoc insights needs
Leverage data and insights develop compelling sales stories
Support Annual Business Planning
Support development of distribution targets and performance measures across customers
Contribute to Joint Business Planning with wholesale and retail accounts
Communication & Insights
Analyze on-going category and customer trends
Leverage shopper data to connect our consumers at retail
Develop and maintain regular performance reporting with MSAI, IRI and Scan data
Partner with other business areas to stay ahead of industry, category & brand, issues and trends and identifies target opportunities
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications :
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma / GED and 9+ years related work experience or
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or related field of study and 5+ years related work experience
Experience to include, but is not limited to:
Category Insights in Consumer-Packaged Goods industry
Syndicated Scan and Panel Data Analysis (IRI, Nielsen, Numerator)
Space management software (JDA)
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must possess a valid driver's license issued from state in which employed.
Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and Microsoft Teams
Verbal and written communication
Attention to detail
Effective time and task management
Flexibility and adaptability
Communicate to a broad and diverse audience
Plan, organize, prioritize and manage projects or programs
Maintain effective working relationships
Demonstrate critical thinking
Work with diverse populations and varying education levels
Receive and communicate information orally and in writing
Prioritize assignments, workload, and manage time accordingly
Requires prolonged machine operation including computer and keyboard equipment.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the job. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.