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Date:  Jun 21, 2024
Job Req ID:  19086
Category:  Insights and Analytics
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Category Analytics Manager


Join our team as a Senior Manager, Category Analytics, where you will provide fact-based insights and solutions that will drive growth for Kellanova’s Portable Wholesome Snacks Portfolio. This is a high visibility opportunity where you will work closely with our General Manager and Leadership Team. We will look to you to provide advanced analytics support cross-functionally across Marketing, Sales, R&D, and Finance. The role can be based out of Battle Creek, MI or Chicago, IL and will work in a flexible, hybrid model with weekly in-office days. 


This exciting opportunity supports the growth of iconic brands, inclusive of Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Nutri-Grain, Special K Bars, and RXBAR. You will be responsible for developing critical insights, solutions, and strategic brand / portfolio recommendations. Addressing complex business opportunities, you will leverage multiple data sources, tools, analytics, and shopper insights.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Utilizing Syndicated Data – Craft a compelling story using data from multiple syndicated sources (e.g., Nielsen RMS, Household Panel, and/or Retailer Shopper Card data). Your extensive knowledge and experience will serve you well as you monitor and diagnose brand / business issues, making actionable recommendations.
  • Insights – Regularly present learnings and insights to the leadership team. This information will be critical as a basis for strategic decision making and planning across sales & marketing initiatives. Bonus points if you have experience in SQL, R and Power BI. 
  • Category & Commercial Partnerships – Partner closely with Category Management & Commercial Strategy teams. Together you will recommend and measure test & learn initiatives with key customers.
  • Performance Reporting – Developing and assisting with the management of ongoing business performance reporting / scorecard development will be key to our success.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration - Collaborating with cross-functional partners (Sales, Commercial Strategy, Marketing, R&D, etc.), you will identify growth opportunities and translate them into breakthrough strategies.


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Statistics, Business Analytics, Economics, or related field
  • Significant years of relevant insights and analytic experience with a consumer-packaged goods company or syndicated data vendor
  • Strong knowledge of syndicated data – POS and Household Panel (e.g., Nielsen, IRI, Luminate, Stratum) and its nuances
  • Proven ability to bring together multiple data sources to build a compelling story and explain insights to individuals with different levels of knowledge
  • Problem-solving mentality, intellectually curious, and strong critical thinking skills


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


The best brands. The best people. The best you.


Estimated travel is 10-15%.


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

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