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Category Manager, Walmart


Want to see your vision have an impact? As a Category Manager, Walmart with Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to own the strategy and see the results in stores around the world.


Category Manager, Walmart

Bentonville, AR

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


The Customer Category Manager will the category expert in assigned categories and be a key team member that works closely with shopper insights and sales to drive category growth for Walmart in relevant categories. A key measure of success is the development of a long-term category partnership with Walmart and demonstrable deep customer knowledge and wide penetration amongst all relevant stakeholders. The ideal candidate is directly responsible for the customization and execution of category initiatives with Walmart.  This includes translating & executing effective category and shopper insights into tangible plans that are mutually beneficial to the company & Walmart’s category performance.



You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re highly analytical, comfortable forecasting and working with a wide range of data to make fact-based decisions. With a background in sales or marketing, you’re able to translate plans into customer marketing actions. Like us, you’re results-orientated and entrepreneurial. You can develop strategies based on real world insight. And your communication skills mean others will share your vision.


Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with shopper insights, sales, and Walmart to develop plans to grow the category at Walmart.
  • Customize strategies and plans to support the retailer’s category strategy.
  • Effectively negotiate mutually beneficial solutions with various stakeholders and influence key decision-makers to improve in-store presence & shopper conversion.
  • Conduct analysis of specific customer promotions and feed in recommendations to Trade Marketing & the relevant NAM(s).
  • Contribute to internal and external meetings by being the category expert to improve the effectiveness and applicability of go to market strategies.
  • Be a self-directed expert that develops and drives initiatives with the support of shopper insights and implements own initiatives from concept to in-store execution.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day.



  • 4-year college degree, MBA preferred.
  • 5-years of experience in category management. Walmart experience preferred. 
  • Proven track record of influencing within cross-functional relationships with key decision makers.
  • Proven ability to develop strong long-term client/customer relationships.
  • Proven analytical skills & ability to successfully integrate different streams of information into sound propositions.
  • Ability to learn new tools and capabilities to help develop and support initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of Syndicated Data (Nielsen, Numerator, etc.), primary and secondary research, and Luminate.
  • Strong oral, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Highly proactive with strong time management & organizational skills
  • Proven political understanding & resilience demonstrating the ability to operate on their own with demanding customers.




At Reckitt, we recognise that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. That’s why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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