Category Management Manager

Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods

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Lousiville, CO

Job Description

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Job Overview:

The Manager, Category Management role will provide category and shopper insights to elevate the Sovos Brands’ influence with our customers and deliver growth to our brands and the category. This position plays a lead role in developing meaningful analysis and strategies for the Birch Benders team on category dynamics as well as support for Key National Grocers and The Club Channel across the entire Sovos portfolio. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Aiding in the development and commercialization of the Brand strategy, guidelines, tools, and processes to meet business objectives.
  • Analyzing syndicated and other data sources to prepare and deliver routine reports and presentations.
  • Identifying customer opportunities through Category Management scorecards and other gap analysis.
  • Leveraging customer, industry, market, and competitive information to develop solution-based sales presentations that drive growth to the category.
  • Collaborating with Sales Team, utilizing the total Sovos offerings to meet their needs to drive sales and profitable opportunities for all of the Sovos categories.
  • Utilizing an understanding of market dynamics, consumer trends, and shopper behaviors to deliver category insights to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participating in routine internal processes and deliverables (AOP, SMART, Sell-ins, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor’s degree and at least 5-7 years of successful CPG Sales experience in Category Management/Insights/Strategy/Sales.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Category Management practices and tools, including IRI and/or Nielsen POS and Panel data, Kantar/Mintel, and 84.51.
  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently in conditions which include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to leverage multiple data sources, identify key opportunities, and create action-oriented recommendations and selling stories.
  • Experience providing industry, consumer, and customer trends to develop strategies and action plans.
  • Strong presentation skills internally and in front of customers. 

About Us:

Sovos Brands is a food company with a mission to acquire and build one-of-a-kind brands. We’re dedicated to bringing today's consumers delicious food for joyful living. We invest in brands that have exciting growth potential, combining industry expertise with fresh thinking to bring our products into more homes across America.

The brands in our portfolio include Rao's Homemade, a producer of super premium pasta sauces and other Italian specialty foods; noosa yoghurt, a producer of premium yoghurt made with whole milk and wildflower North American honey; Michael Angelo's, a leading producer of premium, authentic frozen Italian entrées; and Birch Benders, one of the fastest growing producers of premium, restaurant quality pancake, waffle mix, and other breakfast foods.

Sovos has the experience of an industry leader, and the financial backing of Advent International, one of the world's largest private equity firms. 

Find out more about Sovos Brands at, Rao's Homemade at, noosa at, Michael Angelo's at, and Birch Benders at

We offer attractive compensation packages based upon background and experience. Package includes base salary, incentive bonus, medical benefits, 401K, and PTO. We maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace. All candidates offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test. We participate in E-Verify.  Sovos Brands is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Sovos Brands is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.