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Automation & Analytics Manager

Job ID:
Customer Development
Rogers, AR
Date posted:

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Walmart Automation and Analytics Manager primary responsibility is to contribute to the achievement of the category strategy objectives by providing capability development and discovery, Category / Space Management support and in-depth analysis for the category advisor team.

Capabilities Development

  • Participate and provide technical leadership and voice of the customer in all phases of a project from discovery and planning to implementation and deliveryto enable joint value creation for Unilever and the customer

  • Leverage new data sources, gather insights, and build custom models to solve business problems that establish Unilever as a lead source for all category development needs.

  • Lead development and enhancement of modular tools to increase efficiency and accuracy of the modular process. (modular automation software, clustering, assortment tools, etc.)

  • Responsible for creating category reporting for respective category and for distribution to category teams.


  • Ability to manage and manipulate vast data sets and utilize tools and capabilities to identify insights for driving business at Walmart.

  • Understands how to combine data from disparate source appropriately and then how to manage the maintenance of the data on an ongoing basis

  • Knows how to blend data and query the information to discover patterns and anomalies for insight development.

  • Responsible for preparing customer presentations using Retail Link, ACNielsen, and Unilever consumer / shopper insights

  • Responsible for synthesis and distillation of insights into actionable recommendations.

Store of the Community Analysis

  • Responsible for preparing and presenting consumer / shopper insights with recommendations to Walmart Merchandising.

  • Responsible for conducting consumer and shopper insights analyses to identify Store of the Community opportunities that lead to appropriately clustered modulars.

  • Responsible for helping plan and execute modular line reviews with Walmart buyer

Additional skill set requirements:

  • Communication – talented in communicating across all levels of the organization and adept at presenting methodologies and science used in project work

  • Problem Solving – demonstrates keen ability to identify gaps in current tools or ways of working and creates solutions that will correct this.  Refines and streamlines current methods to produce and action more accurate and reliable solutions in a timely manner.

  • Negotiation/Influencing skills –influence the buyer in areas of assortment, product placement, and inventory allocation

  • Project management skills – enhanced skills in managing process with the advisor team and the customer

What You’ll Do

  • You’re a strategy guru: You understand the importance of the details and ensure the work is done with accuracy, but you also know that this field is changing rapidly, and the future is bright.  You anticipate the changes and have a plan to adapt.  You bring a vision of what could be and lay the groundwork to get us there.

  • You’re a fortune teller / visionary / oracle: 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 quickly understand the disparate data and underlying questions to be answered.  You look inside and outside for the insight which will bring a solution.  You’ll raise the team by teaching new ways of processing information. 

  • You’re a teacher:Everyone has unique skills and talents.  You want to share yours with the team.  You know what matters for long term success and thrive on building others.  You take your knowledge and help others understand the value of ideas and work that may be foreign to them.

  • You’re a changemaker: You are thoughtful and question the status quo.  You are continually looking at how to bring improvement to the team by taking in the whole picture and making sense of the disconnects.  You pursue the right course of action and don’t let others slow you down.

Who You Are & What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience Category Management, Insights, or Sales Strategy

  • CPG experience required; Walmart experience strongly preferred 

  • Experience strategically penetrating, persuading, and influencing internal and external touchpoints through clear, cogent, and concise communication 

  • Experience in driving business value through data by querying and blending structured and unstructured data

  • Strong understanding of category management principles shopper insights, corporate strategy, and retailer strategy, operations, and planning

  • Expertise in JDA, modular development and assortment theory and application


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.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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