Category Strategist, Walmart Capabilities

at The Hershey Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Category Strategist, Walmart Capabilities


Posted Date: 
 May 13, 2024


Requisition Number: 


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 Hershey Category Management Team?
On the Hershey Category Management Team, we strive every day to be an indispensable partner to our retail partners by providing strategic guidance and leadership to fuel category growth. Shopper insights, data, and research are the foundation for everything we do. Our team is recognized as best in class and 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 - this is the team for you!
The Strategist of Category Solutions will build on and deliver against the Category Management vision of being the trusted indispensable consultative partner for both our customers and Hershey. They will work cross functionally, to be a leader in Hershey's long-term data and planogram solution strategy, by driving enterprise-wide value, improving decision making and accelerating top-line growth, through innovative solutions, reporting capabilities, and product ownership.
Develop comprehensive category solution strategies, roadmaps, and action plans aligned with goals and objectives
Develop and maintain planogram data governance, best practices and onboarding of capabilities
Identify gaps with the sales and category teams and proactively create solutions that drive sales
Leverage internal (HBP, IS) and external (3rd party vendors) partnerships
Develop strategic partnerships with internal partners, as a subject matter expert and thought leader (Hershey Insight Networks, Customer Meetings, etc...)
Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to category management
Enhance data sophistication by leveraging enterprise use of CDS (Commercial Data Store), as a single source of truth, for improved decision making and stronger data integration across each internal domain
As the Product Owner, work with IS delivery channels to plan and prioritize the functional requirements and the Product Backlog that represent the Category and Sales business needs.
Lead the prioritization of business requests through impact analysis and business case development.
Guide and facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of IS feature releases by connecting acceptance criteria with business test scenarios and using enterprise quality control applications
Monitor and evaluate the performance of implemented solutions and make adjustments as necessary
Leverage analytical tools such as Alteryx, Tableau/Power BI, SQL, Databricks, and more.
Comfort with large data sets and the layering of data to triangulate the actionable insights to drive an impact
Proactively identify marketplace opportunities which lead to category growth.
Synthesize actionable insights using retailer data, internal/syndicated data sources, and shopper insights.
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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: 4202736

Posted On: May 13, 2024

Updated On: Jun 08, 2024

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