NGK Spark Plugs

  • Job Locations US-MI-Wixom
    Job Title
    MI-Category Manager
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    When it comes to spark plugs, NGK is the World Leader. Makers of spark plugs for virtually every automotive, motorcycle, marine and small engine application, NGK dominates. Starting with a single product in 1936, NGK's extraordinary growth can be attributed to a philosophy of manufacturing the product where it is going to be used. In fact, a substantial number of NGK Spark Plugs and oxygen sensors sold in the United States are made right here in America. One of the benefits of this approach is the ability to work closely with manufacturers in developing products tailored specifically to their needs. The most tangible manifestations of the success of this philosophy have been the construction of fourteen factories in eight nations throughout the world, as well as NGK Spark Plugs being specified as original equipment by the majority of the world's auto manufacturers. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory and distribution facilities, NGK is dedicated to providing our customers with the finest products and service possible.


    • Support and build on customer relationship and provide responsive support and advise to grow category sales and ROI
    • Function as a consultant to the customer and internal teams, identifying opportunities to deliver category and customer growth through fact based recommendations. In addition, assess trends to identify key customer opportunities for growth
    • Collaborate with customer and internal teams for line reviews and in the areas of effective product assortment, shelf merchandising, promotional and pricing recommendations
    • Generate standardized and ad hoc reports using both internal and external data sources. Efficiently manage large amounts of data to produce clean, concise finished reports and presentations utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of programs and other visual analytics software. Have on time delivery of completed reports within the established or designated timelines
    • Develop and maintain customized internal reporting tools to effectively allow the Sales persons to communicate sales trends to the customer. Upon request, follow up with ad hoc queries to support, validate or better illustrate trends in the business
    • Communicate business trends and insights to our Sales and Category Management teams during regularly scheduled internal business review meetings


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems, analytical Science or related field Minimum 2 years of Category Management experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)/Retail/ Mass or Auto Retail
    • Strong analytical aptitude
    • Ability to do POS reporting
    • Strong project development and planning skills
    • Ability to do customer presentations and communicate insights and category trends clearly and precisely to customer management
    • Experience in Category Management tools (i.e. JDA ProSpace) Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Proficiency in working with databases (i.e. MS Access) and vast amount of data and other computer skills such as MS Office (Excel/Word/ PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


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