Manager, Analytics

Posted Date 1 week ago(8/5/2022 4:08 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-3672
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-OH-Columbus
Category
Strategy

Overview

The Strategy/Analytics Group looks for signals both inside and outside the company that could indicate threats to continued success or opportunities to grow the business and increase market share. Makes projections based on current trends and future expectations and sets the strategic goals for the company. Working with the rest of the management team, the Strategy/Analytics group ensures action and resource requirements are properly aligned to allow for those goals to be met, and then inspires others to achieve them. This team continuously monitors company and market performance to determine if strategies need to be adjusted or new strategies should be introduced.

Responsibilities

The Manager of Analytics will support the evolving Analytics and Revenue Growth Management team in the group with the following primary functions:

  • Own and execute the MERLINS driver-based demand forecasts. Responsibilities would center on ensuring that models accurately predict future results and are tight fitting.  The Manager would be responsible for owning/updating the monthly MERLINS PPG level forecast with all input data to provide the forecast to demand planning to inform the SKU*production site level.  At each step in the cycle, simplified output is required to enhance discussion and inform leadership. This work would cover the retail business unit.  (50-60% of total time) 
  • Support the RGM function including contributing to the updates of PNP studies. Work directly with the RGM director to refresh quarterly data feeds and delivery tools.  Work with Director to identify opportunities and share findings with the BU teams. (20% of total time)

 

The Manager of Analytics will also have these secondary functions:

  • Coordinate the annual ad hoc analytics process for marketing mix. Leverage insights to collaborate directly with the cross functional business teams by identifying resolutions to existing business issues.  Identify competitive threats, emerging potential growth trends, and project outcomes of strategy changes (Trade tactic changes, Price changes, Consumer Spending changes) outside of existing forecasting systems.   Responsible for coordinating with outside agencies as necessary.  (10%-15% of time)
  • Maintain monthly consumption, market and economic data sources and refresh monthly reporting for executive team. This also includes the quarterly updates (QBR). (5-10% of total time)
  • Manage the IRI database structures through effective partnership with IRI team, Marketing and SSI to ensure accuracy in the data and consistency in reporting. (5% of total time)

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience required.  Master of Business Administration or relevant graduate degree a plus but not required. 
  • 5+ years Prior CPG Analytics/Forecasting Experience
  • Advanced quantitative and analytical skills; strong IRI/Nielsen skills, a desire to work closely with the data
  • Related Experience: CPG, food manufacturing, foodservice sector experience a plus but not required
  • Ability to work in a team setting, drive team results and support change management within the organization
  • Ability to communicate well up and down the organization, ability to withstand cross functional business partner pressures
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of strategy and operations
  • Sound interpersonal skills and strong verbal, written and presentation skills required
  • Willing to be a teacher who is willing to develop staff as well as pass along knowledge to cross functional teammates 

Competencies

(1) Ensures Accountability                   Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

(2) Action Oriented                               Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm

(21) Builds Networks                           Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside of the organization

(36) Instills Trust                                 Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity

(7) Communicates Effectively             Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

(5) Business Insights                            Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals

(8) Manages Complexity                     Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in a normal office environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, see, hear, sit, stand, talk, type, walk and bend while moving about the facility.  Some travel to plant or vendor locations is required. The noise level in the office is quiet.

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