A highly regarded Food and Beverage company is looking for a Category Manager to join their team! This hybrid position located in the greater St. Louis area is a great opportunity for someone to expand on their managerial experience with a well-established team.
- Developing strategies for products as needed (primarily sweeteners)
- Achieving goals and objectives related to product margins and market positioning
- Building relationships with manufacturers and participating in industry events
- Collaborating with sales and procurement teams to establish pricing policies
- Monitoring market trends and technology advancements
- Trading commodities to ensure supply and quality
- Managing category specific risks
- Implementing business growth initiatives such as capital projects and acquisitions
- Supporting sales and marketing efforts through participation in webinars and teleconferences.
The required qualifications for this role include:
- A 4-year degree in business, agriculture, or related field with 3-5 years of professional experience
- Strong negotiation, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs
- Knowledge of procurement, logistics, and inventory management
- Ability to develop and implement long-term strategies
- Excellent interpersonal skills for building relationships within and outside the company.