Category Consultant

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 128 years ago remains the driving force that inspires our 21,000 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
Proactively identify marketplace trends which lead to inventory management strategies
Collaborate with broader internal category management & external customer stakeholders to ensure business goals are met
Develop ongoing tracking of promotional product inventory and overall program success to provide insights to guide development of future category strategies
Analyze POS & Inventory data to anticipate future inventory needs
Manage fundamental details for projects that create the future of the category, including fixture innovations, feature implementations, merchandising standards and beyond
Leverage analytical tools such as Space Planning, , Alteryx, Tableau, Nielsen suite and more
Synthesize actionable insights using retailer data, internal/syndicated data sources, incrementality data, and shopper insights
Enhance cross-functional capabilities by working alongside counterparts in other areas of our Advisor team
Leverage knowledge base as a leading category expert, both to Walmart and within your team
Question the status-quo and continually challenge yourself and the team with what is possible
What You'll Need to Succeed

Critical-thinking skills to establish action plans and routinely assess their effectiveness
Strong organizational skills to manage multiple moving pieces, cross functional team requests and inventory orders across departments
Problem-solving skills to anticipate problems before they happen and handle them appropriately when they do
Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
Intellectual Curiosity
Customer-First mindset
Data-driven story telling experience
Thrives in team environment
Technical skills to include experience with syndicated and internal data sources, Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Category Management processes and understanding of Consumer/Shopper Behavior
Category Management and/or CPG Sales experience (2-4 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: 3389857

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 19, 2022