Assistant Manager Analytics

Whippany, NJ, United States
Apr 16, 2018
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Assistant Manager Analytics, are to:

  • Responsible for support around breaking traditional patterns of thought by generating and recognizing imaginative, workable solutions to situations and problems;
  • Assist and sometimes lead in the development of annual national, channel or customer specific trade plans by brand/category, focusing on Bayer brand business goals and customer requirements;
  • Mine all data sources including consumer/shopper insights and syndicated data to provide insights, recommendations, and decisions that help in the development of the four sales controllables:
    • Promotional
    • Pricing
    • Distribution
    • Shelving
  • Collaborate with Field Sales and the Internal Bayer Organization to assist the Customer Selling Owner and proactively contribute in the following areas:
    • 4 P's (promotional, placement, product/ assortment, pricing)
    • Timing
    • Trade activation needs
    • Customer response
    • Competitive Intelligence
  • Conduct competitive analysis and category/brand reviews to identify distribution, pricing, and promotional gaps and provide actionable account recommendations based on findings;
  • Provide input and recommendations on opportunities to improve profit and gross sales volume based on analysis of base and promotional pricing, promotional events, spending, forecasting, sell-through and volume;
  • Assist and sometimes lead in the development of new item selling presentations for Customer Selling team:
    • Launch distribution goals
    • Promotional strategies and tactics
    • Shelving objectives
    • Shopper strategies and tactics
    • Pricing objectives
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on key distribution, pricing and placement opportunities that can grow the business;
  • Review sales performance, insights data, key initiatives, and new item launches with the customer to ensure robust plans are in place and being executed;
  • Provide key learnings to the customer and tracks results against the annual joint business plan;
  • Should be aware and may get strategically involved with Category Management initiatives;
  • Perform ad hoc analysis both independently or "as requested" for the customer and Bayer selling team;
  • Develop and maintain weekly POS/Shipment reports to inform and track business trends on achieving annual, quarterly, and monthly sales goals;
  • Develop and maintain performance tracking reports for the brand/category, new items, key initiatives, and competition;
  • Where appropriate, forge a direct relationship with retailer contacts by providing relevant reports, insights, business status updates as part of their analytical output;
  • Provide mentorship to the junior analysts on the team to ensure strong skill development.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelors of Business Administration or equivalent studies in economics/management helpful with a minimum of three years of relevant analytical/business experience ideally within consumer package goods industry or equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
  • Incumbent should have very strong skills around sales data analysis and reporting; capable of producing, analyzing and interpreting various reports and syndicated data; should include strong understanding of the various analytical resources (such as syndicated data, customer movement, sales tracking reports, etc.);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that allow for clear and concise presentations;
  • Adaptability to a diverse working environment with the ability to work successfully with teams across the organization while being self-motivated;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail; results oriented, customer-focused and must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects effectively;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Advanced computer literacy skill required, specifically MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the application of marketing research information (IRI, Nielsen, and Custom) as related to four sales controllables is a plus.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany