Assistant Category Development Manager (West)

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Plano, TX Minneapolis, MN Cincinnati, OH

Company: Chobani


Our Sales Force is the face of Chobani. We make sure every cup we sell meets a happy customer. We’re a dedicated team. And it’s easy to be dedicated when you’re a part of something much bigger than yourself. We’ve got an insatiable appetite for making a difference.

Chobani’s Assistant Category Development Managers work with category, consumer and shopper insights data to create a clear direction for the category that aligns customer and Chobani strategies. As a key member of the sales team, this role contributes to driving company sales and profits and to gaining advantage over competitors by driving strategic insights and beneficial tools/programs to drive increased performance for designated brands at retail.


  • Role will be part of the West Accounts team playing a key role in providing analytical support for customers within the division covering accounts such Hy-Vee, Schnucks, Fareway and AWG (list subject to change)
  • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations that improve overall category performance
  • Use key tools to develop content for customer specific presentations of relevant consumer insights, competitive responses, and new item/category selling presentations
  • Build and maintain customer plan-o-grams across West Region accounts using JDA and POG software tools
  • Focus on continuing to improve tools, templates, and process to enable the team to improve efficiency in performing their job requirements
  • Provide ongoing trend analysis (business performance and drivers) to seize value-creating opportunities as well as take corrective action as necessary.
  • Provides input into customer planning cycle based on knowledge of category and shopper trends, competitive issues, etc.
  • Develops strong working relationships with customers’ Category Management team
  • Actively contribute to the post promotion analysis process to review and improve the return on investment and effectiveness of trade promotions
  • Track category and brand performance and make recommendations on value-creating opportunities using insights gleamed from business reports
  • Provide necessary summaries and important trend updates to key internal collaborators
  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-3 years consumer packaged goods category management experience
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis and interpretation
  • Validated ability to collaborate efficiently with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Highly organized with the ability to lead multiple projects against deadlines
  • Proficient with syndicated data sources (Nielsen, IRI), Symphony RetailAI (EYC), and SPINS
  • Ability to learn and leverage shopper card data, such as Luminate and 84.51
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledgeable of market and industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies
  • Willingness to travel

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, Chobani is a purpose-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and has been since its founding in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S. The Company manufactures yogurt, oat milk, and creamers – Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, made with natural ingredients without artificial preservatives. Following the 2023 acquisition of La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster with a shared commitment to quality, craftmanship and impact, the Company began selling cold-pressed espresso and lattes on tap at 32 cafes, as well as Ready to Drink (RTD) coffee beverages at retail.   


Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything it does. The company’s philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to its communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. Chobani manufactures its products in New York, Idaho, Michigan and Australia, and its products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets.  


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Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws. 



Compensation Range: $72,000.00 - $108,000.00, plus bonus.