Shopper and Category Insight Manager - Walmart
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Posted:
July 08, 2016
Reference:
1034868


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All over the world, the company colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. the company, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
This is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the company Consumer Healthcare's key clients -
Walmart. The successful Shopper and Category Insights Manager will have regular, on-going
contacts both inside and outside of the Company. Inside contacts include Sales, Shopper
and Category Insights teams, Insights and Innovation, Marketing, Trade/Customer
Marketing and Shopper Marketing. External contacts will include proper account based
Personnel such as buyers, category managers, retailer market research and/or store testing
groups, as well as existing 3rd Party contacts such as IRI, Spectra, Shopper Insights
vendors.
The Shopper and Category Insights Manager will act as the Category Expert both within the company and to their Walmart contacts. He/she will be charged with finding
creative solutions to business issues that will drive increased sales, market share and profits for the
retailer's categories.
Key challenges include analyzing competitive activity, understand the retailer's strategies
and goals and developing merchandising tactics (based on insights) to meet or exceed
those goals and insure in-store flawless execution of the programs developed at
headquarters.

Responsibilities
Provide advanced analytical approach to store level data analysis to drive business
building merchandising decisions and flawless execution of modular adjustments.
Broaden level of influence throughout the Retailer (Walmart), particularly within the
non-purchasing functions (i.e. marketing and consumer research, store testing, etc.)
Develop innovative merchandising strategies/tactics focused on driving profitable growth
of retailer category.
Gain the company & Walmart support for shopper research initiatives, and assume project
management responsibilities for the research, including conducting, analyzing, and
communicating results, as well as development of action-oriented recommendations.
Review and analyze existing consumer/shopper research materials to identify new
learnings to address current business issues.
The Shopper and Category Insight Manager responsibilities include frequent interactions
with various contacts with the customer, headquarter personnel, and shoppers.

Qualifications
*Four-Year College Degree preferred; MBA a plus
*4- 5 Years of Shopper and Category Management experience with a major (national)
retailer, or 5+ years of equivalent CPG industry experience.
*Excellent communication and negotiation skills
*Extensive understanding of strategic thinking and ability to apply tactics.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
25%+ travel is expected. Possessing valid driver's license for maintaining local and non-local
contacts is a key requirement.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.
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