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Assortment Planning Manager (Hybrid role)

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Rogers
Posted on: June 21, 2022

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Assortment Planning Manager (Hybrid role)

Job Description

Assortment Planning Manager (Family Care - Walmart Team)

Rogers Sales Office

You're not a person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we're out to create Better Care for a Better World , and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you'll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands.

As an Assortment Planning Manager (Family Care) you'll report to the VP of Family Care -Walmart and act as an extension of their role, by serving as a category management expert/liaison between our Sales and Category Teams. This role will lead and develop assortment, shelving, and distribution recommendations to achieve key business objectives. This position is not an advisorship role - rather, it's to bring category discipline to life to the sales side of the organization. You'll leverage the insights to execution framework to coordinate and develop plans based on shopper insights, brand strategies and customer strategies. You'll lead highly visible cross-functional projects and initiatives that contribute to the achievement of key objectives.

Your Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead assortment recommendations across assigned business unit(s)
  • Perform strategic assortment analyses across store clusters and traits to capture trends, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges for KC portfolio and the category.
  • Lead assortment planning sessions amongst sales, BU HQ teams and brand teams to optimize assortment priorities by section size/store format, utilizing shopper research data and insights, POS data and syndicated data for reviews.
  • Utilize 3rd party tools/resources to run potential assortment optimization scenarios to measure expected impact of changes and impact on KC investment strategy.
  • Track, analyze and summarize customer assortment shifts during modular changes. Interpret customer strategies and measure impact of key changes to the business.
  • Lead internal discussions on price leadership and work with HQ partners to ensure pricing and promotion discipline on key items in the market.
  • Translate complex metrics from multiple data sources into key insights. These sources include information from Retail Link, Nielsen Scan/Panel data, RSI, and other internal/external databases.
  • Support priority requests for data/information/presentations to drive dynamic growth. Contribute to creating persuasive presentations as a credible assortment planning expert.

    About You

    You're driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

    You also possess:
    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree
    • 3+ years Customer Development and Category Management Experience (Shopper Insights preferred)
    • Experience working for CPG company
    • Experience working with Walmart and/or Sam's Club
    • Excellent ability to translate complex data from multiple sources into key insights.
    • Knowledge of Statistics and quantitative business analysis
    • Knowledge of syndicated scan (Nielsen/IRI) data, household panel data, Geo-Demographic data, planogram analysis (JDA), shopper research and marketing concepts
    • Knowledge of Category and Space
    • Ability to travel up to 15%

      About Us

      Huggies -. Kleenex -. Cottonelle -. Scott -. Kotex -. Poise -. Depend -. 25% of the world's population uses Kimberly-Clark products every day. And it takes the right people, in the right jobs and the right places, to make that happen.

      At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform-so what can you do with that? There's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

      You love what you do, especially when the work you do makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.

      In one of our professional roles, you'll focus on winning with consumers and the market, while putting safety, mutual respect, and human dignity at the center.

      Total Benefits

      Here are a few of the benefits you'd enjoy. For a complete overview, see .

      Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options. No waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment.

      Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents.

      Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events.

      Additional programs and support to continue your education, adopt a child, relocate, or even find temporary childcare.

      To Be Considered

      Click the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our recruiting team will review your application and follow up if you seem like a great fit for this role.

      In the meantime, check out the careers website . You'll want to review this and come prepared with relevant questions if and when you pass GO and begin interviews.

      And finally, the fine print...

      The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

      For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

      This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.


      Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

      This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

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Keywords: Kimberly-Clark, Rogers , Assortment Planning Manager (Hybrid role), Executive , Rogers, Arkansas

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