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Category Management Analyst, Grocery Channel-Salty Snacks

Company: Hersheys
Location: Texas City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Mandate

This position requires that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (even if working remotely) and present proof of vaccination before beginning employment. If you receive an offer of employment, you will be asked as part of the background check process to upload a copy of your vaccination card. If you believe you require an accommodation for medical or religious reasons related to the vaccine safety mandate, you may submit a request after you receive an offer of employment. Instructions on how to do so will be provided in your offer letter.

Job Title: Category Management Analyst, Grocery Channel-Salty Snacks

Job Location: Austin, TX

This position is open to 100% remote


The Analyst will partner with our Grocery sales teams and retailers by delivering actionable category and shopper insights to elevate partnership and increase sales. The Analyst will support the Hershey Salty Snack business, inclusive of SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Paqui, and Dots Pretzels. Key to role is synthesizing insights from multiple sources to monitor trends, identify opportunities, develop executable assortment and merchandising tactics and create concise selling stories to drive growth for category, retailer, and Hershey Salty Snacks.


  • Leverage syndicated, customer, and consumer data in Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, etc. to mine and aggregate large amounts of data to assimilate national and retailer trends
  • Develop, analyze, and proactively communicate category and competitive performance to Grocery sales and commercial teams on a monthly basis
  • Support strategies, goal setting, and tracking of KPIs through the development of additional reports or trackers for sales and cross-functional teams
  • Work collaboratively with Category Insights and Category Management teams to push strategic thinking and organizational category acumen and optimizing data processes
  • Liaise with Marketing & Sales Planning teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities for product categories



    • Four-year undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Finance or related field required

      Required Experience:

      • Strong knowledge of syndicated data, customer data and Category Management processes.
      • Robust experience with data mining and exposure to third party data including IRI or Nielsen, 84.51, Numerator, etc.; Exceptional Excel skill set
      • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Solid PowerPoint skills to build high impact visual stories
      • Exceptional planning, time/project management, communication and organizational skills
      • Passion to develop innovative processes and consistently deliver results with high accountability
      • Highly motivated, intellectually curious, and ability to adapt to fast paced and changing environments

        Preferred Experience:

        • Preferred candidate will have 1-3 years CPG Category Management or Sales experience.
        • Knowledge of Alteryx, PowerBI and/or Tableau
        • Exposure to JDA space planning software

          Travel: 10%



          The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

          The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

          If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (askhr@hersheys.com).

Keywords: Hersheys, Texas City , Category Management Analyst, Grocery Channel-Salty Snacks, Executive , Texas City, Texas

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