Category Manager

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The Category Manager role is responsible for the Acosta modular team's delivery of quality modulars to Wal-Mart based on their internal relay schedule.  This incumbent will manage the modular and analytics teams in all activities including:  buyer meetings, assortment recommendations, space 2 sales recommendations, and all space planning initiatives, all analytical needs.  This role will be the main contact to the Wal-Mart buying team and is focused on managing the Acosta modular and analytical teams to ensure all mods are delivered on-time with zero errors.


  • Manage the Acosta modular planning team to ensure all timelines are met during the modular relays.
  • Lead the development of national strategic and tactical modular action plans, establishing priorities that are consistent with the Wal-Mart buying team  goals and objectives
  • Manage the Acosta analytical team to ensure all weekly reports are available and all informational needs for the relay process are met
  • Be the information expert in the analysis of retail link data to build the most efficient/productive modulars across the entire department.
  • Make recommendations to Wal-Mart for changes in space allocation, assortment, etc. based on available data.
  • Utilize all tools and data available to design and present effective presentations to the Wal-Mart buying team.
  • Build training and development program for the team.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Must have 2+ years of working within the Wal-Mart modular relay process. 
  • Expert in Pro Space, Retail Link and all Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines and motivate the team under pressure.
  • Must have multiple years of experience in the Wal-Mart relay process, drawing modulars and working through the entire relay process.
  • Experience with Nielsen/IRI, Spectra, HH Panel is required
  • Experience managing a team of varying skills and experience
  • Highly organized and goal oriented
  • Ability to work with autonomy as well as collaboratively with team members
  • Must be a self-starter and be willing to take ownership in your own career path

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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