Mars, Incorporated Category Analyst-Walgreens in Chicago, Illinois

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A mutually rewarding experience.

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Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there?s more to being in business than just making a profit. That?s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

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Because it?s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It?s about how you can grab everything that?s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It?s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we?ll all be a little better off. It?s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

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Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

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Mars brands include: Petcare ? PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, BANFIELD Pet Hospital, CESAR, SHEBA, DREAMIES and NUTRO; Chocolate ? M&M?S, SNICKERS, DOVE, GALAXY, MARS, MILKY WAY and TWIX; Wrigley ? DOUBLEMINT, EXTRA, ORBIT and 5? chewing gums, SKITTLES and STARBURST candies, and ALTOIDS AND LIFESAVERS mints. Food ? UNCLE BEN?S, DOLMIO, EBLY, MASTERFOODS, SEEDS OF CHANGE and ROYCO; Drinks ? ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS?, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY?, KLIX and FLAVIA; Symbioscience ? COCOAVIA and WISDOM PANEL.

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This role is responsible for providing analytical support, business building insights and POG development to Walgreens. This job will support the Category Captaincy responsibility. This position enables the team to deliver objectives and required KPIs for both company and Customer. Responsibilities could range from routine/ad hoc reporting, decision support, problem solving, and coordination/project management support/turning information into actionable insight to shape the business by interacting with both sales and the customer.

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Reporting to Category Director, Walgreens this role is part of the Category Leadership organization.

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Key Responsibilites:

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+ Support POG development for the Aisle resets at Walgreensn


+ Shelving excellence strategies that drive total category performance

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+ Development of JDA POGs with multiple iterations for each individual POG needed for Aisle reset for assigned Aisle segments/categories

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+ Assortment optimization and incrementality

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+ Price/Promotion efficiencies

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+ Merchandising effectiveness ? measuring implementation of POG and impact to business

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+ The expectations of this role is to leverage, where appropriate, solutions/tools such as:n


+ Space management software JDA

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+ Sequoya or like tool for pricing and profit assessment

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+ Nielsen/IRI/Syndicated Data sources

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+ Emnos ? Walgreens shopper card data

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+ Forecasting tools, both seasonal and everyday based on price/promotion/distribution

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+ Assist in maintaining and updating Walgreens promotional & pricing trackers

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+ Analy e syndicated and attitudinal data for trends, highlight relevant information and make recommendations based on findings

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+ Prioritization of workload

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+ Creates scalability and sustainability via recommending templates to be developed to meet end users business needs

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Education:

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Bachelor's Degree

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Minimum Qualifications:

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+ 1 year of experience in Sales or Category Management

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+ 1 year of business analytics experience

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+ The knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience.

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+ Experience working with syndicated data software (i.e., IRI or Nielsen AOD)

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+ Experience working with Microsoft Office programs specifically Excel and PowerPoint

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+ The ability to travel a minimum of 10% of the time

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+ Successful completion of a drug and background screen

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Preferred Qualifications:

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+ 2+ years of experience in Sales or Category Management in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry

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+ 2+ years of business Analytics experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry

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+ Complete understanding of the Category Management process

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Knowledge and Experience:

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+ Demonstrated Analytical Skills and Capability