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Shopper Strategy Manager
North Island, NZ
Permanent Full Time

At Lion, we want to make doing business with us as easy as possible.  In our New Zealand business, we’re empowered to act fast and make the right decision.  It takes all of us working together to introduce new ideas and perspectives to impact our customer in meaningful ways.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join the LNZ Marketing team as our Shopper Strategy Manager, on a permanent basis.  This newly created role reports into our Category Strategy & RGM Director and is based in Auckland & flexibly from home.

The primary responsibility of this role will be to deliver our Shopper strategy to Marketing & Sales to unlock mutual growth for Lion and our customers.  You will deliver insight-led shelf/venue and shopper recommendations across Off & On Premise channels, then translate these insights into a strategy and toolkit to deliver category, customer and Lion growth in key segments.  You will also lead Lion’s targeted core range recommendations and lead the roll out of perfect store initiatives in key segments partnering and providing training materials with customers, Activation and Field teams.

We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of shopper, category, trends & competitive set.  You will be experienced in activation and have a solid understanding of shopper marketing and insights.  You must be a strong business partner, with the ability to coach and influence your stakeholders, with well developed leadership, communication and project management skills.  Previous experience in a fast-paced, complex operating environment like FMCG is highly desirable, as well as the ability to inspire & engage cross-functionally to solve problems and make fast decisions.

As we bring exciting new capabilities to Lion, this is an opportunity where you can make a tangible impact and create your legacy.  We believe in our people to achieve something outstanding. By challenging ourselves to make a difference, we make our experience at Lion the best it can be.