Sr. Manager, Category Advisor

PepsiCo

3.9

(195)

Rogers, AR

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  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 87% say the CEO supports gender diversity
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    Position summary

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    What a great time to join the PepsiCo Walmart Inc. Team: We are partnering with Walmart in a more collaborative, strategic, & transformational manner than ever, investing our time and energy in data, analytics, and future-forward projects focused on growing categories essential to both Walmart and PepsiCo.

    The Walmart Senior Category Advisor role is an essential position on the best-in-class PepsiCo Advisor Team supporting our merchant partners at Walmart. This new opportunity is available due to a newly obtained Advisorship. This position will lead in development and execution of the Customer Category strategic plan in collaboration with the customer, internal insights, and research resources. This position will leverage advanced technical skills and resources in cultivating advanced and predictive analytics as well as their team's access to insights technology to bring forward customer specific category specific insights that provide the necessary building blocks to cultivate the modular relay strategy and macro space recommendations. This position also leads and has ultimate ownership of the strategic thought leadership recommendations through optimized assortment for the modular relay processes, and ownership of the modular relay process.

    Responsibilities

    • Own Customer engagement and Category Advisorship at Walmart

    • Conduct detailed category decompositions and reporting leveraging appropriate information resources to include: Luminate Channel Performance and Shopper Behavior, IRI POS, IRI Panel, and Custom Shopper Research to drive Insights to Action

    • Provide insights on emerging shopper and market trends through reporting and ad hoc analysis

    • Support Walmart buying team by utilizing PepsiCo capabilities to deliver assortment, space, merchandising performance, and macro space analytics

    • Lead and train Category Analyst in category management initiatives including business analysis, insights development, and modular processes

    • Ensure continual training and development to enhance business knowledge and analytical skills

    • Communicate insights and best in class results to divisional/corporate personnel, as well as, other Category Management team members

    • Ownership of the success of Modular Relays from Strategy inception through Modular Submission

      • Leading the development of the modular relay strategy deep dive

      • Developing demand and store trait clustering, and assortment optimization modeling and recommendations

      • Analyzing insights, data, and analytics to derive merch flow recommendations

      • Leveraging insights to cultivate test store recommendations

      • Presentation of Strategy deep dive to the customer

      • Supporting the Template Mod generation for the DMM VP Buyer Walkthroughs

      • Leadership in Planogram automation strategy and execution of full modular generation

      • Coordination and participation in modular draw process, modular validation, sending status updates and coordinating modular review with the buying team

      • Ensuring the accuracy of the modulars and the integrity of ensuring the relay strategy is being executed

      • Generating and communicating the modular matrix information to the buying team

      • Leveraging internal analytic tools to recommend macro space recommendations for back of store floorplan strategies.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • The expected compensation range for this position is between $106,300 - $177,850 based on a full-time schedule.

    • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary

    • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 15% of annual salary paid out annually.

    • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.

    • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred

    • 5 + years of Category Management / Insights / Analytics experience within the consumer packaged goods industry with previous experience as a Walmart category advisor preferred

    • 5 + years of experience in analyzing and interpreting data and team/project management experience

    • Strong technical skills required and expertise with advanced analytics

    • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

    • Previous experience with Walmart customer data, IRI and/or other syndicated data to help create category stories and understand the customer

    • Experience with Luminate data preferred but not required

    • JDA Space Planning (ProSpace)

    • Strong planning/organizing skills; the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously

    • Able to establish and attain high standards for self and team; able to make decisions and solve problems

    • This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

    • This role does not support relocation

    Preferred Technical Skills:

    • Luminate

    • JDA, Shelf IQ

    • Power BI/Tableau

    • Nielsen/IRI

    • Numerator

    • Kantar

    • Mintel

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

    If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.

    Please view our Pay Transparency Statement.

    Why you should apply for a job to PepsiCo:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4.2/5 in supportive management
  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 87% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Work that Works program offers balanced independence & support to create a flexible, adaptive and productive working environment
  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Leave to new moms and new dads after the birth or adoption of a child
  • Center-based and in-home, back-up childcare is available for up to 15 days per year per employee