Category Strategist Walmart

at The Hershey Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Category Strategist Walmart


Posted Date: 
 May 30, 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 over 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 CatMan?
On the Hershey Category Management Team, our vision is clear; to be the indispensable partner for customers by using Hershey's curated resources to deliver actionable insights and incremental growth. As a member of this team, you will leverage the spirit of joint creation and provide best-in-class expertise to support the success and continued growth of the category within your customer team(s).
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 with an industry leading customer - this is the team for you!

Summary of Role
The Salty Category Strategist will be responsible for leveraging insights and the category management toolkit to meet and exceed Hershey and customer financial objectives.The Category Strategist will be an expert in the pervasive application of insights to fuel growth and drive thought leadership.Key to role is synthesizing business trends, competitive trends, shopper insights, financial insights, etc., to identify opportunities and develop solutions to drive conversion and shopper satisfaction across the entire shopping journey, including brick-and-mortar and eCommerce, and all fulfillment models.
The Category Strategist will influence the development and implementation of category initiatives in support of the Walmart/ Sam's Club /Hershey JBP through pervasive use of insights and capabilities.
What You'll Do
-Acts as the Category Expert and trusted partner to support in the execution of strategic business plan and Joint Business Planning process driving goals for topline sales, net sales, as well as category share targets.
-Provide management with objective, comprehensive, consumer-based insights and actionable recommendations based upon that informationthrough data compiled using tools such as, Circana (IRI), Circana Scan Panel, Numerator Insights (Data), Nielsen Shelf Architect,, Luminate.
-Synthesize actionable insights using retailer data, internal/syndicated data sources, and shopper insights.
-Effectively penetrate internal and external stakeholders horizontally and vertically to align on category initiatives.
-Perform line reviews and build planograms using Space Planning (JDA) to support incremental category growth.
-Ideate, develop, and test strategic solutions that enhance the customer experience demonstrated to the customer through advanced POWER Storytelling skills by leveraging tools such as Mekko PPT Charts, PowerBI (Create Dashboards), PowerBI (Consume Dashboards), Excel.
-Establish yourself as the leading provider of category strategies and expertise with Walmart/ Sam's Club and within the team.
What You'll Need to Succeed
Bachelor's Degree Required
Category Management and/or CPG Sales experience (3-7 years)
-Demonstrate strong data storytelling capabilities through strategic use of tools such as PowerPoint Charts and/... For full info follow application link.

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: 4218690

Posted On: May 31, 2024

Updated On: Jun 30, 2024

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