Sept 7, 2021

Name: Edosa Aibangbee
Title: Category Manager
Company: Nestle USA
Certification Obtained: CPCM

How long have you or your company been a member of the CMA?

I started my Nestle career in April 2020. We have been involved with CMA for as long as I have been here.

Why did you decide to become certified?

Our category team encourages continued learning and allows us the flexibility to take effective training courses and classes to enhance our knowledge and careers.

What was the most interesting thing you learned as you completed the training and certification?

I learned I am still capable of learning, studying, and passing a test. I enjoyed learning industry-certified category management techniques and how to apply them to my role as a category manager.

How do you feel you will use this certification in your current role?

This will boost my confidence when advising my retailer on everything from assortment, planogram layout, pricing decisions, etc. It helps with credibility when I know I am offering industry-approved analysis in guiding my retailer through complicated decisions.

What advice would you give someone who is considering completing the training and certification?

It might seem daunting at first, but take it one learning module at a time. The course content is relevant to category management so you will not feel like you are wasting your time with the training. You will start to see the benefits of the training even before you complete the entire certification course. The exam at the end is essentially a collection of module quizzes you have taken throughout the training.

Learn more about CMA Certification here.