Manager, Category & Shopper Solutions
Rogers , Arkansas
November 21, 2017
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Manager Category and Shopper Solutions, are to:

  • Develop category reviews, conducts planogram development, and actively participates in and supports, when appropriate, "test and learn" concepts with customers;
  • Provide retailer's category management department with analytical support specific to category initiatives and POG development;
  • Within the context of category management opportunities, actively participates in the business planning process. Plans, develops, customizes and presents platform presentations (Self Care, category and regimen) with retailers;
  • Adapt, sell, and execute Self Care and regimen programs with customers;
  • Drive ongoing identification of customer and/or channel shopper insight issues and opportunities with team; coordinates with Category and Solutions team;
  • Identify Bayer brand business opportunities based upon retailer and shopper insights;
  • Mine customer POS data and loyalty card data and information for new opportunities and in support of existing initiatives/actions;
  • Convert analytical facts into actionable insights and holistic, market-leading solutions;
  • Conduct ongoing retail controllable score carding analysis and evaluation/recommendations versus best practices and current results;
  • Conduct ongoing category reviews and analyses;
  • Monitor and track competitive activity, new item performance, and overall category performance vs plan/budget;
  • Utilize customer data, information, and resources for ongoing analyses;
  • Provide and conduct ongoing ad hoc analytical support to support category management.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years of progressive Category Management, Sales, Marketing or Shopper Research experience in the consumer packaged goods industry or data-services industry
  • Must have a Valid Driver's license. Ability to travel as necessary or required;
  • Ability to be objective, and have the ability to prioritize available resources, both direct and indirect reports, based on sound, strategic rationale;
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in managing/providing direction to external resources including syndicated data vendors, or consultants;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner to large groups;
  • Strong analytical skills with hands-on use of syndicated data, customer specific sales information, and primary market research;
  • Proven analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, problem solve and translate into action-oriented recommendations and directions;
  • Strong customer-focused orientation and problem solving skills. Ability to think and sell conceptually. Ability to provide guidance to analyst(s) with respect to analytic design, data integration and interpretation;
  • Excellent computer skills including database management, and manipulating multiple data fields
  • Strong ability to manage personnel through multi-task functions, and multiple projects..

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of Field/HQ Category Management or Field/HQ Customer Marketing or Sales Strategy experience as well as exposure to all trade classes;
  • Direct selling experience;
  • Strong working knowledge of the selling and category management process;
  • Experience dealing with Field and HQ organizations;
  • MBA or Masters Degree

Your application
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: AR-Rogers, AR-Bentonville

A little about us:
Why Bayer? Because we’re a pioneer in the fields of human, animal, and plant health. Because we invent solutions that will create a sustainable future for our planet. Because a career with Bayer means you can put your passion into practice and make an impact.

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