Category Analyst, Walmart Front End Advisor

at The Hershey Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Position summary:

Job Location: Bentonville, AR

Why Hershey?
Over more than a century, our iconic brands have been built on a foundation of community investment and connections between people around the world. Equally competitive and compassionate, we continue to build a legacy as we invest in the people and snacks of the future.
From the beginning, Milton Hershey believed that if you do good, you'll do well. By doing what we do best-from our delicious snacks to spreading goodness in our communities-we bring people together.
The spirit of creating human connections that motivated our founder 125 years ago remains the driving force that inspires our 18,000 employees today.
And while much has changed in America since the days of Milton Hershey, the power of building connections with those around us-from consumers and shareholders, to our partners and employees-remains vital to the future of our children, our communities, and our business.

Why the Walmart Advisor Team?
On the Walmart Advisor Team, we strive every day to be an indispensable partner to Walmart by providing strategic guidance and leadership to fuel category growth as advisors. Shopper insights, data and research are the foundation for everything we do. Our team has a proven track record of success, but we are not afraid to think differently and embrace new ideas.
We know our people are our competitive advantage and we empower them to be the unbiased category experts. We are a high-performing team that loves winning in a fast-paced environment, but never doing it alone. We thrive on a collaborative spirit; we are fiercely competitive in business and highly supportive of each other.
If you are fueled by results, intellectually curious, and want to get in on the ground floor of building the future of snacking in retail at Walmart - this is the team for you!
What You'll Do
* Master best-in-class process to ensure success of team goals
* Support the strategic vision and priorities for your respective Business Unit
* Develop knowledge base to become a category expert, both to Walmart and within your team
* Execute modular/merchandising strategies and ensure timely and accurate execution of relays
* Manage fundamental details for projects that create the future of the category, including macro-space planning, fixture innovations, feature implementations, merchandising standards and beyond.
* Leverage analytical tools such as Space Planning, MasterCard APT, Alteryx, Tableau, and more
* Synthesize actionable insights using retailer data, internal/syndicated data sources, and shopper insights
* Proactively identify marketplace opportunities which lead to category growth
* Question the status-quo and continually challenge yourself and the team with what is possible
What You'll Need to Succeed
* Intellectual Curiosity
* Customer-First mindset
* Problem-solving capabilities
* Strong organizational skills
* Analytical & Technical Aptitude
* Thrives in team environment
* Knowledge of Category and Retail trends
* Category Management and/or CPG Sales experience (1-2 years)
* Bachelor's Degree required

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The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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Job Posting: 3206230

Posted On: Jan 17, 2022

Updated On: Feb 16, 2022