Nestle Business Analyst - Arlington, VA in Arlington, Virginia

Working at Nestle:

At Nestlé, we pride ourselves in providing training programs that prepare employees for the competitive and ever-changing business world. As the largest Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company in the world, we offer an environment that is diverse, challenging and supportive, including hands-on experience and real-world responsibilities that would serve as the springboard for a successful career. It’s because of our collaborative and open business environment that we have been ranked as the number one consumer food products company, in Fortune magazine’s annual survey of the World’s Most Admired companies, for eight consecutive years. Come join our talented world class team and thrive in a dynamic and supportive culture.

Main Purpose of Job:

SUPPORTS AND ENABLES NESTLE SALES ORGANIZATION (NSO) ANALYTICS, working with the Create/Sell/Execute teams in identifying business requirements for fact-based decisions. Utilize sophisticated analytic data models to compile analysis and provide recommendations that drives positive ROI for the Nestlé Sales Organization. Assist in translating the business needs into reports/analytics functional requirements. Ensure the outputs are well understood and meet the business needs to deliver results. Identify and communicate business trends, update scorecards and produce ad-hoc reports to enable informed decisions related to improving performance. Responsible for implementing One Source of the Truth, One View of the Truth mindset. Partner with Create/Sell/Execute to assist in the creation of course-correcting actionable plans.

Category Strategy: Product / brand category objectives

  • Provide category or retail actionable insights into the Commercial Planning Process

  • Seek root-cause and implications to retail or category concerns

  • Assist with post analysis of key retail or category initiatives

  • Conduct benchmark analysis for retail or category performance on major initiatives

  • Pull internal data and or retail POS data to support the Business Planning Process with fact-based inputs and actionable insights

Customer Strategy: Forecast accuracy, sales performance targets, meeting sales goals, segmentation / resource allocation, improving customer service

  • Interface with Execute to provide customer and category selling tools (one pagers), create and communicate weekly plans, and analyze value of retail

Key Experiences:

• Minimum of 12 months of experience in retail sales required

Completion of Value added project demonstrating:

• Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

• Analytical Skills

• Presentation Skills

• Time Management Skills

• Strong analytical, critical thinking and time-management skills

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Organized with excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy

• Take initiative and ownership

• Challenge current processes, generate innovative suggestions that improve performance

• Strong customer service orientation

• Nielsen, BW, excel and powerpoint proficiency a plus

• B.S. or B.A. desired

Knowledge: Nestlé Corporate / Functional / Market / Business / Organizational

1.) Knowledge of interrelationship of key functions and their key initiatives (Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Technical and Globe & IS/IT)

2.) Demonstrated knowledge of business driving technology solutions (i.e. Nielsen, BW, Source) and internal/external industry insights and trends

3.) Knowledge of core Business Processes and Fundamentals (Sales/Distribution, Customer Planning and Managing, Financial Reporting, Training, HR Policies, Integrated Commercial Planning, Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles)

Job: Sales/Sales Services

Organization: Nestle USA

Title: Business Analyst - Arlington, VA

Location: VA-Arlington-Arlington

Requisition ID: 18008013

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.