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Product Management Associate

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Product Management Associate

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Own Brands department, has an opening for a Product Management Associate on the Own Brands team. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

The Product Management Associate in the Own Brands business supports the Product Management teams. The responsibilities of this position primarily include supporting the unit through making recommendations based on in-depth analysis, project management as well as assisting in managing the Own Brands business to deliver annual sales growth and profit targets.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Category Analysis Includes identifying driving factors behind trends (in own brands, competing brands, and rest of market), recommending opportunities for assortment gains, and analyzing base business to discover and resolve issues early on.
  • Supporting Product Management in managing all aspects related to achieving its performance goals. Includes business reviews, making new item presentations, managing timelines for new product development and leading any other day-to-day priorities. Managing complete and accurate timelines, trackers, and forms.
  • Manage maintenance projects and select new items to ensure milestones are met.
  • Reporting and analytics behind new item metrics determining feasibility of a new item within a category, estimating annual volume, and providing cost and retail targets.
  • Category & Product Optimization - Taking part in all relevant category reviews and providing analysis to support Own Brands (pricing, assortment, schematics, promotion, etc.)
  • Inventory Management - Monitoring new item ramp up and estimating run out time of discontinued items.
  • Product Management - work with cross functional teams including Product Development, Regulatory, Sourcing, Package Design and Finance in new product development process.
  • Influence cross functional teams and task completion.
  • Ability to bend, lift up to 20 lbs., and stand for long periods of times to create mockup displays or image projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Business Marketing, Economics, or Finance.
  • 1 or more years of related experience.
  • 1+ year in a CPG marketing or analysis role preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills): category management analytics PC skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data and identify key trends/results and present to management.
  • Excellent problem solving, oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to independently analyze promotions to determine its effectiveness and/or evaluate best options. Uses this knowledge to make recommendations on promotion programs.
  • Knowledge of syndicated data (IRI, ACNielsen, Shopper card analysis). Able to independently complete analysis of category, brand, competitive and promotional activity to identify key trends and business implications.
  • Consumer Information Synthesis: Consistently accesses and analyzes a broad range of consumer data to develop robust recommendations based on a convergence of evidence. Able to identify key insights and indicated actions based on the data. Able to separate "nice to know" from "need to know" information.
  • Understands basic principles of label and packaging design and able to, with guidance, create design briefs for minor projects and line extensions.
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills.
  • Can plan and organize analysis and small project plans.
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies/tools/skill sets.
  • Understands project management and can manage timelines.

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace -- all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Albertsons Companies, Pleasanton , Product Management Associate, Other , Pleasanton, California

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