Symphony Retail Solutions names new merchandising VP

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Symphony Retail Solutions names new merchandising VP

By Gina Acosta - 12/12/2017

Symphony Retail Solutions has named Ryan Powell as Vice President of Merchandising and Category Management.

In his new role at Symphony Retail, Powell will be responsible for all areas of the company’s Merchandising and Category Management business, including product management, innovation, R&D and go-to-market strategy.

Powell is a recognized expert in category management solutions and best practices and has extensive experience working with both retailers and CPG companies. He will focus on ensuring customer business value, understanding current and future industry and technology trends, and leveraging Symphony Retail’s game-changing AI technologies to drive exponential growth and efficiencies for retailers and CPG brands. Powell joins at an exciting time when the company is rapidly extending Symphony Retail’s leadership in merchandising and category management and widening the innovation gap between itself and other solution providers.

Powell most recently led the Global Category Management practice at Capgemini and previously served in executive positions with JDA, Red Bull and MVP Innovation. He is a recognized expert in category management solutions and best practices and has extensive experience working with both retailers and CPG companies. Powell will focus on ensuring customer business value, understanding current and future industry and technology trends, and leveraging Symphony Retail’s game-changing AI technologies to drive exponential growth and efficiencies for retailers and CPG brands.

“Ryan is a proven leader with a passion for innovation, and he is the ideal person to lead our Merchandising and Category Management group,” said Graeme Cooksley, CEO & President, Symphony GOLD Business Unit. “Ryan joins us at an exciting time when we are rapidly extending Symphony Retail's leadership in merchandising and category management and widening the innovation gap between ourselves and other solution providers.”

 

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