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Lactalis American Group is currently seeking candidates to join our Category Managementteam in Buffalo, NY.

Lactalis, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to nurturing the future by providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. We produce award-winning dairy products that bring people together every day. We offer an enviable range of dairy brands including Galbani, Prsident, Kraft Natural Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Parmalat, Siggi's, and Stonyfield Organic in addition to several brands imported from our affiliates in Europe.

At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a safe, diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.

Lactalis is an equal employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against applicants with regard to any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.

From your PASSION to ours

This is a 12-month paid internship opportunity, where the Category Intern will assist the Category Manager with the analysis of various data to develop detailed reports and presentations for the numerous needs throughout the foodservice division. Contribute to all Category output and develop continuous improvements wherever possible.


From your EXPERTISE to ours

Key responsibilities for this position include:

Data Analysis:

Utilize data platforms to build an array of reports in support of various business needs (Sales, Marketing, Trade, Account, and Distributor).

Develop a clear understanding of syndicated data measures.

Assist in the analysis of syndicated data reports to assess category performance and identify opportunities for growth.

Report/ Presentation Building:

Assist in building customer business reviews that assess category performance and highlight opportunities for growth.

Transition syndicated data reports into a presentation- ready format to be shared with customers through the effective use of PowerPoint and Excel.

Publish monthly reports for internal review with account managers.

Assist with building customer sales presentations for various accounts as needed.

Category Development:

Develop a clear understanding of the specialty cheese category and drivers of growth.

Become familiar with the Lactalis product line and help identify opportunities for growth.

Become familiar with the assigned account business.

Support various sales teams and varying customer needs. IE National, Key and Distributor businesses.

Will comply with all Lactalis American Group policies including compliance as explained by Legal and Human Resources.

This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned

From your STORY to ours

Qualified applicants will contribute the following:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Working towards a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a four-year college or university, Business Administration, Marketing, or related field preferred.


Some practical experience through prior internships or professional experiences.

Experience with syndicated data preferred, specifically IRI and Symphony/EYC.

Grocery/supermarket industry experience a plus.

Skills / Abilities

Must be very detail-oriented with analytical skills.

Open-minded, capacity to understand/analyze/react.

Strong communication, organizational skills, teamwork ability: must be able to multi-task.

Proactive in tasks and sense of urgency meeting deadlines.

Significant knowledge of current software systems including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Strong interpersonal skills including ability to maintain strong professional relationships with a diverse range of groups, and associates in different locations.

Highly organized with experience managing multiple projects and priorities while managing workflow in a deadline driven and service-focused environment.

Salary Description

$17.50 - $21.50
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