Category Development Supervisor

  • 3M
  • 300 Tartan Drive, London, ON, Canada
  • Jan 11, 2019

Job Description

3M is seeking a Category Development Supervisor for the Consumer Business Group, Stationery and Office Supplies Division (SOSD) located in London, ON.   The successful candidate will focus on the Post-it® and Scotch® Brand portfolios. Role highlights include working with the Category Development Manager to drive the category vision, strategies, and innovation opportunities in alignment with the Canadian Business strategy and Global Category Direction for the SOSD Brands. In this role the Category Development Supervisor will help to manage portfolio, product, and promotions across channels and accounts within established guidelines.          
Main Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Category Development Manager, the Category Development Supervisor will influence and provide consultation to internal stakeholders (Sales, Business Unit) in developing Marketing, Shopper Marketing and Customer Strategies as well as assortment solutions for customers.        
•Develop market knowledge (share, competition, growth drivers) with support from CDM and analytics
•Develop category strategy with customers to drive profitable category growth and deliver category vision
•Execute playbook, new product launch and pricing strategies into secondary channels 
Basic Qualifications:
University degree in a Business or Marketing field
•Working knowledge of SAP work systems
•Microsoft Office proficiency
Strong work ethic and collaboration skills, able to build and maintain trusted and respected relationships with internal and external customers 
•Strong communication and presentation skills (Effective and comfortable presenting to internal and external customers)
•Ability to prioritize, execute, and manage time effectively
•Key account management or sales experience considered an asset
Preferred Skills:
•Able to understand the basic principles of brand marketing and be able to translate consumer / shopper insights into strategies.
•Comprehension of consumer business finance and customers planning cycle
•Strong analytical capabilities to proactively identify opportunities and to manage potential challenges
Travel: In this role, you will be required to travel approximately 25-30% of the time, which may involve overnight stays. A valid driver’s license is required.
What We Offer:
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan, RSP plan, Stock Purchase Plan, and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Paid time off over the winter holidays
  • Health & Wellness subsidies
  • Onsite counselling and massage therapy available
  • Individual Development Plan and Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Charity and Community involvement opportunities – recent events have included 3M Night at Budweiser Gardens, United Way campaign, Pride, and Let’s Talk Science
  • Rooftop patio, Employee Store, and Onsite Fitness Centre (equipment and classes)
  • Free parking
  • Employee events: in 2018 we’ve planned The Amazing Race, Sports teams, Food Trucks, Family Picnic, Service Award Gala, Holiday Parties, and more
  • Cafeteria and onsite Starbucks
  • Access to discounted tickets for sports events, concerts, and attractions
Apply here: Category Dev Supervisor
3M Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We work to reflect the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners, and build on each individual employee’s abilities.
At 3M, we know that inclusion is the key to unlocking the power of our diversity. An inclusive culture is one that supports and appreciates differences, and provides fair and equal opportunities for everyone. It’s a place where people realize they are respected for their whole and unique selves, and that they belong. Inclusion leads to engagement, which in turn fosters the collaboration, creativity and innovation that drive long-term growth – for 3M as well as for our people and our teams.