Assistant Category Advisor

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Bayer HealthCare (BHC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, makes an important contribution to human and animal health with its innovative products and by researching new therapeutic approaches promoting science for a better life throughout everything that we do. Our Specialty Pharmaceutical business ranks among the top 10 specialty pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Our global research and development is focused in five distinct areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Hematology/Cardiology, Oncology, Specialized Therapeutics, and Women''s Healthcare. As a specialty pharmaceuticals company, we focus our efforts in areas of high unmet medical need and where we can have the most impact. Our Medical Care division consists of Diabetes Care and Radiology and Interventional. The Diabetes Care division is one of the largest blood glucose monitoring businesses in the world, supporting customers in 100 countries. Radiology and Interventional is the world''s leading supplier of contrast agents and injection systems for diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures. The business also supplies mechanical systems for removing thrombi from blood vessels. Our Consumer Care business is a top competitor in many important product categories including analgesics, cough and cold, and nutritionals. More than 3,000 employees support 14 manufacturing sites in 11 countries dedicated to ensuring the delivery of a secure, high-quality, cost-effective supply of our products around the world. Our Animal Health business in North America is dedicated to making the world a better place for our veterinary customers, their clients, and the animals we all hold dear. Bayer's corporate culture is an important factor in the company's success. Central to this culture are our values: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency, summarized by the term LIFE. They provide us with guidance for our daily work as we seek solutions to the major challenges of our time, in line with our mission statement "Bayer: Science For A Better Life". Category & Shopper Solutions - Wal Mart We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage beginning on your first day of employment. We are committed to helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be eligible for paid time off programs, paid company holidays, flexible work options and numerous site conveniences. We are also committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance and professional association events. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference at Bayer by applying now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. The Assistant Category Advisor provides perspective and recommendations for inclusion in customer and category strategies and tactics by analyzing and evaluating factors that affect the core priorities in order to achieve sales objectives. Provides analytical insight into the decision making processes, adding perspective and value to business planning. 1. Populates, gathers, organizes and distributes reports in an accurate and timely manner. 2. Understands data resources and know how to utilize respective resources to improve efficiency and performance. 3. Provides timely and accurate data analysis for Bayer Category Excellence activities. 4. Analyzes data and provide input and recommendations in the development and implementation of category excellence market place opportunities. 5. Assists in development of Category Review business-planning sessions that analyze key market realities to develop category and brand recommendations across the four sales controllables. 6. Owns and maintains standard category excellence reporting, POS library and presentation library. Value Added: Facilitates analytical learning environment with the business team. - Identifies business building opportunities from consumer insights that relate to the 4 sales controllables. - Identifies and develop business building sales tools and solutions. - Accesses/understands the necessary depth and breadth of information needed for analysis. Major Decisions: Develop recommendations to influence decisions through synthesizing and dissemination of all customer, category and consumer learnings. Influences customers and service providers by posturing as an expert resource/consultant and participating in customer calls. Identifies issues and opportunities and perspective care to CDM and BDM for resources to improve or maximize sales Work Relations CATEGORY EXCELLENCE
Proactively provides actionable analyses and recommendations for utilization in generating sales. TEAM LEADERS
Assists in customer specific planning of the 4 sales controllables. CUSTOMER MARKETING
Shares market place insights to assist customer marketing issues and strategy and tactic development
Knowledge equivalent to BS and BA degree required.
Six to eight years of overall CPG experience of which two to four years of experience must be in sales and marketing roles, with one to two years specifically in category management/analytical activities.
Direct or Indirect retailer experience is preferred.
This experience must have produced competency in communication, specifically written, strong functional/technical skills, and the ability to manage a multi-project based workload. Must drive for results, is customer focused, has demonstrated planning skills, and is able to work effectively in a team environment.
Provides analytical perspective based on analysis of syndicated data and/or customer specification data, current issues, and expertise within category that influences decisions and contributes to attainment of sales objectives, strategies and tactics. Experience desired in the application of marketing research information (IRI, Nielsen, and Custom) as related to 4 sales controllables.
Advanced computer skills are required Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: AR-Bentonville
Req ID: NB55352899

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