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Senior Category Advisor

at Unilever in Rogers, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Background & Purpose of the Job:

The Senior Modular Advisor performs a valuable role in building a strong partnership with Walmart by leading a team to provide consultative category guidance and leadership to grow a strategic category.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

+ Develop the relationship with the Merchant and be the point of contact

+ Lead a team in the planning and execution of the modular

+ Proactively provide analytics using all Category Management capabilities like planogram software, data tools, and data visualization tools to drive business opportunities and develop actionable recommendations.

+ Develop and foster, through timely and professional communication, business relationships with Walmart key contacts

+ Responsible for providing Category Management analysis and reporting (trend, velocity, portfolio and marketplace gap, clustering, distribution breadth and depth, placement, incrementality, customized customer reports, and special project work) directly to Walmart Merchandising

+ Deliver fully integrated consumer, category, and market insight to guide Walmart’s strategic choices and tactical actions, leading to market leading growth.

You’re a born leader: You will become the ‘go-to’ Category Expert for Walmart by providing insight-led, actionable recommendations

You’re a storyteller: You will use data and category management capabilities to create compelling presentations to sell-in category growth opportunities

You’re a strategy specialist: You will integrate multiple sources of insight to define where to play and how to win over the short and long term. You are able to develop plans for execution and engagement with appropriate customer contact points, timing, & content based on industry research and Unilever knowledge

You’re a visionary: Figuring out problems with limited direction doesn’t faze you. You have the intuition to anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting to develop and translate insight into retail action

You’re a dot connector: You will penetrate multiple cross-functional teams and the customer to link business opportunities and proactively make both strategic and tactical recommendations.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

+ Minimum 7 years of experience in Category Management

+ Undergraduate degree is required

+ CPG experience required; Walmart experience required

+ Space Management Software Experience strongly preferred

+ Experience with the Walmart modular process; beginning with category reviews through the assortment process, inclusive of drawing modulars/planograms, to post relay analysis

+ Expertise in linking analytics via traditional data sources with cutting edge capabilities and tools to develop insights into action

+ Extensive knowledge of data sources (Retail Link, Nielsen, Luminate, IRI, Numerator, Household Panel, Loyalty Card Data)

+ Experience penetrating, persuading, and influencing internal & external touchpoints through clear, cogent, and concise communication

What We Can Offer You:

Culture for Growth (https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/) | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuVqApc7i-tR2YxazMxNkpPZVU/view) | Every Voice Matters (https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/) | Global Reach (https://www.unilever.com/brands/) | Life at Unilever (https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/) | Careers with Purpose (https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/) | World Class Career Development Programs (https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/) | Check Out Our Space (https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office) | Focus On Sustainability (https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/)

Pay: The pay range for this position is $110,700 to $166,000. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Job Category: Customer Development

Job Type: Trade Category Management Manager_Modern Trade

Industry: Unilever_Experienced_Professionals

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Job Posting: JC233981904

Posted On: Feb 09, 2023

Updated On: Apr 22, 2023

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