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Sr Category Strategic Advisory Analyst

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Bloomington, MN - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-21139

Position Overview:

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

: Responsible for providing customer-centric, category level analytics and support to include weekly reporting, ad hoc reporting, internal / external presentation development and delivery, space planning support, etc.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer and maintain large, diverse databases using advanced expertise in MS Excel and Access - owning responsibility for systematic formatting and production of "user friendly" outputs to aid category level decision making - convert vast amounts of data into action-oriented outputs. Develop performance scorecards based on customer
  • Provide analysis and interpretation of internal and external databases (including Nielsen syndicated tools and other ad hoc resources) that assist in understanding business critical trends and performance (both past and future)- see trends emerging and develop hypotheses for critical performance interfaces with coherent solution recommendations
  • Conduct analysis to determine optimal assortment and space. Develop schematics based on performance data and future category trends. Present recommendations and planograms to customer with supporting analysis.
  • Deliver monthly and weekly standardized reporting to support category manager and buyers, and carry out analysis on unplanned requests that require beverage business acumen and creativity in building the appropriate solutions
  • Develop customer presentations highlighting category performance & key growth opportunities. Meet with customer to present the review and include recommended actions to drive category growth
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on identified business issues/need. Manage customer-specific projects. Work with category manager, sales leads and customer to identify project parameters. Develop scorecard to track / measure project & provide progress updates and results analysis.

Education Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: 

Minimum Required: 

  • 3-5 yrs experience performing data analysis
  • CPG industry experience

Preferred Level:

  • Customer experience across multiple channels
  • Prior experience in Category / Space Management or Shopper Insights

Functional Skills:

  • Information: Manage and synthesize diverse data sources to identify business trends and insights into results (Scan data, syndicated resources, custom research, store level observation, etc.)
  • Interpretation: Identify opportunities to deliver category and customer growth through fact-based recommendations
  • Influence: Implement category management principles / decisions to drive tangible results. Meet with customer to influence decisions related to assortment, promotions, space, display, etc.
  • Project Management: work with category manager, sales leads and customer-specific to identify project parameters. Develop scorecard to track / measure project & provide progress updates and results analysis

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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