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Assistant Category Development Manager

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Plano, TX Minneapolis, MN

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 value-added 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 Raleys, SaveMart, Winco, Stater Brothers (coverage 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
•    Focus on continuing to improve tools, templates, and process to enable the team to maximize 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 ROI 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 stakeholders
•    Perform other duties as necessary


•    Bachelor's degree required
•    3-5 years consumer packaged goods category management experience
•    High level of proficiency in working directly with headquarters level customers
•    Strong and proven leadership skills
•    Strong cross-functional exposure / experience
•    Highly customer focused with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships
•    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
•    Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and dynamic environment
•    Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects against deadlines
•    Proficient with reporting systems such as IRI, Nielsen, EYC, and SPINS
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office
•    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, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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.