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Category Management Analyst in Bentonville, AR at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 5/25/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
  • Date Posted:
    5/25/2020
  • Job ID:
    req15661

Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Under general supervision, this position analyzes sales and consumer data in support of defined sales and account initiatives. Provides analytical support on the category advisor team leveraging fact-based insights.  Significant portion of the role will be dedicated to the creation and maintenance of Sam’s planogram project. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure optimum utilization of fact-based information, aligned with category management best practices in order to maximize category sales for the retailer.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Data extraction, cleaning and analysis from a wide variety of available systems and synthesize that data into actionable recommendations.

  • Provide category insights and analytics through use of Retail Link, IRI syndicated data, Spectra, & MADRID etc.

  • Identify and communicate the insights and opportunities to the category team.

  • Ability to leverage insights and partner with advisor in developing category strategies for growth.

  • Develop and maintain customer reporting weekly/monthly or as requested.

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with buying staff as trusted advisor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • College Degree required plus 3+ years of related sales/analytical responsibility.  A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

  • Preferred experience in Customer Management or Category Management.

  • Experience using of PC-based applications (MS Windows and MS Office) with emphasis in ADVANCED Excel proficiency is required.

  • Proficient in operating Retail Link

  • Previous experience in Power BI preferred

  • Must have worked on Sam’s POD removal project and have fluency in JDA application from creation to end of submission.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability in analyzing data, formulating recommendations, developing presentations and presenting action plans to customers to achieve desired business results.

  • Demonstrated strengths in analysis and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with enthusiasm and impact.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team orientated environment.

  • Must have a sense of urgency and work on tight timelines

  • Strong research skills interpretation - experience in making sense of a wide range of complex data sets and creating actionable findings.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills; both written and verbal.

  • Strong report writing, presentation and delivery, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and take charge of projects.


Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

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