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Planogram Automation Engineer

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Customer Development
Minneapolis, MN
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Background & Purpose of the Job:

The Planogram Automation Engineer is responsible for the analysis of multiple data sets, coding and scripting of planograms, delivery of reporting to the advising team, and partnering with the Target Merchant teams to bring the most accurate, strategy driven assortments to the store. Through the integration of both customer and consumer data you will build and land planogram automation in accordance with the merchant strategy. This role exists to make sense of vast amounts of data in a way that enable Unilever’s Category team to act and enhance the way they engage with our Retailer Customers. The ideal candidate will be analytical, detail-oriented, and able to articulate the value of planograms through automation.

Who You Are:

  • You’re a born leader:  You will become the ‘go-to’ Category Strategy resource for the team by providing insight-led, actionable recommendations.

  • You’re a storyteller:  You will have access to one of the industry’s most-robust data sources to turn insights into action by providing differentiated thought leadership delivered through simplified stories, to gain acceptance and adoption of category strategies.

  • You’re a strategy specialist:  You’ll integrate multiple sources of insight to define where to play and how to win over the short and long term.  You’re able to develop plans for execution and engagement with appropriate customer contact points, timing, & content based on industry research and Unilever knowledge.

  • You’re a visionary:  Figuring out problems with limited direction doesn’t faze you. You have the intuition to anticipate issues and opportunities by elevating analyses beyond reporting to develop and translate insight into retail action.

  • You’re a dot connector:  You will penetrate multiple cross-functional teams and the customer to define priorities, objectives, and successfully influence action plans, specific to Target’s business plans.

  • You’re an innovator:  You have a healthy dissatisfaction for the status quo and through access to rich capabilities and tools, you will set a constant eye on the future to garner insights and develop solutions that drive incremental growth for Target and Unilever.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manipulate and analyze large volumes of data, combining both retailer and consumer data.

  • Write and maintain automation scripts and applications to deliver highly accurate, complete planograms on time each transition cycle.

  • Deliver actionable insights to help decision making via visual reporting platforms in collaboration with the advising team.

  • Management of the data flow and architecture for the category as it relates to the category level dataset.

  • Developing the skills and talent to stay ahead of the competition providing value and consistency to the customer over time.

 What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Experience with BlueYonder (JDA) and the programming process (POGs, reporting, analytics)

  • Strong technical skills in the likes of C#, SQL, Python, PBi/DAX or similar software and languages

  • Data driven with a strong commercial acumen

  • Strong communication skills

  • Understanding of retail & shopping landscape and experience working directly with customers

  • Ability to analyze large and complex data sets with proven experience in delivering recommendations to senior stakeholders.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Pay: The pay range for this position is $84,400 to $126,600. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible. Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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