Are you hungry to innovate? To do things differently? To work with a company that’s real, thoughtful and very forward-thinking?

Meet Riverside. We are an organic, “better for you” snack company, manufacturing award-winning, nutritious, allergen-free snacks. Your kids know us as MadeGood, tasty school-safe snacks. Your workout buddies grab GoodTo Go Keto certified bars. And your pup begs for a Cookie Pal treat, our human-grade, vegan dog treats.

At Riverside, we make delicious snacks that are good in every way. From our ingredients to our manufacturing practices, we’ve raised every bar on every aspect. We’re friendly and focused on creating foods that are good for you and good to the planet as well. Riverside Natural Foods is B-Corp certified, Triple-Bottom Line, Zero Waste, and Canadian owned and operated.

Come work with a new Canadian leader! We value teamwork, humility, respect, ownership, adaptability, passion and fun. Our amazing culture is reflected in our recent employee engagement score of 92%!

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We continue to grow and today are looking for a committed, talented, star to join our team as our Category Manager, Canada.

    Position Summary:

    The Category Manager is accountable for Category Management expertise and analysis to drive our category management strategies and to work in partnership with the Canadian Sales Team to mutually grow the categories with our retailer customers.

    This leader is also accountable to work with Riverside Natural Foods’ key stakeholders to provide insights on category rankings, competitive products, formats, and pricing for the US market to drive the business growth. This leader will be responsible, with the Director, to develop strategies to improve business results and deliver future opportunities through category insights.

    The Category Manager will have the opportunity to lead Canadian retailer shelf strategy by leveraging skills in Nielsen analysis, Category Management process, and planogram development for best in class in store conditions as well to drive conversion.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and uphold Riverside Natural’s core values
  • Conduct Customer Category Reviews
    • Ongoing analysis of category trends and tactics, lead the development of retailer specific category reviews and assortment analysis
    • Canada consumption support for selling and assortment recommendations (innovation / distribution voids)
    • Participate in Tier 1 and select Tier 2 Category Reviews (conventional)
  • Create Category Selling Stories for inclusion in Customer Selling Decks / Annual Sales Plan
  • Develop In-Store Shelving Strategy (Planogram recommendations and strategies)
  • Create & Conduct Category Overviews / Tools for Training purposes internally and with new retailer category managers
  • Input into SKU Priorities in partnership with Marketing
  • Provide insights related to Canadian market as part of the Innovation Commercialization process and the 4P’s approval gate
  • Leverage Customer POS Data for insights on customer and category performance and conduct deeper analysis from POS Tools as needed
  • Share out macro / retailer trends with Canada Sales team and internal Riverside stakeholders leveraging industry tools such as Euromonitor, Kantar, etc.
  • Own the relationship with our syndicated data partners in Canada and manage overall budget and recommendations for future category data expansion
  • Fulfill Adhoc requests as needed

  • Reporting Relationship

    The Category Manager reports to the Director, Sales Planning & Strategy

    Skills and Abilities (Competencies)

    • Strong Category Management skills
    • Advanced Data Analytical Skills and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions to leverage insights
    • Strong team player, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve common goals
    • Results Driven
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Self-starter with a high level of initiative, flexibility, and tenacity

    Education & Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of industry experience in category management
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • JDA Prospace knowledge/Shelf Management & Nielsen experience
    • Advanced Excel Skills
    • Tableau or Power BI experience an asset
    • Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills

    What We Offer:

    • MadeGood and GoodTo Go products at employee prices
    • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits and Long-Term Disability insurance with all premiums paid by the company
    • RSP matching
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Values-based leadership
    • Fun activities such as Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland, Canada Day Celebration, Escape Room and more!

    How to Apply:

    If you have the commitment to excellence, the energy, the attitude and experience we need, then please submit your resume to careers(AT) with the subject line Category Manager.

    Riverside Natural Foods is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you have a disability and require accommodation in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to volume, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Depending on the nature of the role, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible to start the role. In this case, proof of vaccination will be required by your start date. Riverside will consider and review accommodation requests based on protected human rights grounds for qualified candidates.