The Coca-Cola Company Sr Category Strategic Advisory Analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio

Job ID: R-20470

Position Overview:

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.


  • Identify, articulate, and commercialize key category growth ideas and opportunities to maximize our retailers' category growth potential while creating value for the Coca-Cola Company

  • Recognize retail trends and steward back to the internal and external clients, to influence strategy and development of the category initiatives based on key growth trends

  • Commercialize key beverage category strategic initiatives focused on driving category growth, championing category viability, and defending against category erosion

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the sales and category team to identify opportunities in the areas of assortment, space, distribution, pricing and promotional strategies.

  • Present category analysis, opportunities and solutions to Kroger category managers.

  • Enable business intelligence and action-oriented insights by mining large, diverse data sets and creating dashboard-style reporting.

  • Analytical interpretation of data utilizing best in class tools such as Market 6, 84.51, Nielsen, JDA, and other industry tools.

  • Deliver standardized reporting to support category team, sales team, and Kroger.

Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience:

Minimum Required:

  • 1-2 years Analytical experience:

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong curiosity to explore various data sources to uncover hidden trends and opportunities

  • Ability to identify insights from data mining and craft into a compelling fact-based selling story

  • Advanced Excel experience

Preferred Level:

  • Prior experience in Category / Space Management or Shopper Insights

  • Experience with data visualization tools, including Tableau

  • CPG industry experience

  • Kroger experience

  • Experience with Market 6, 84.51, Nielsen, SQL

Functional Skills:

  • Information: Manage and synthesize diverse data sources to identify business trends and insights into results (Scan data, syndicated resources, custom research, store level observation, etc)

  • Interpretation: Identify opportunities to deliver category and customer growth through fact-based recommendations

  • Influence: Implement category management principles / decisions to drive tangible results. Meet with customer to influence decisions related to assortment, promotions, space, display, etc

  • Project Management: work with category manager, sales leads and customer-specific to identify project parameters. Develop scorecard to track / measure project & provide progress updates and results analysis

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

2-3 Years Experience

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.

  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.

  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.

  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.

  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.

  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.