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 ethicand 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 translateconsumer / 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.
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