Senior Analyst Data Strategy

Posted Date:  Sep 23, 2023
Requisition Number:  119655


Job Title:            Senior Analyst, Commercial Data Strategy



Job Location:     Hershey, PA



This position is open to 100% remote.







The Senior Analyst Commercial Data Strategy is responsible for developing and maintaining the multi-year strategic plans for data impacting Hershey’s Commercial business team. This will include translating future business needs and opportunities, developing strategic frameworks and capability roadmaps and identifying potential technology solutions.


Areas of focus include all U.S. Commercial functions – Sales, Retail, Category Management, Consumer Insights, Planning, Pricing, Marketing and Digital. They will work closely with leaders and product owners to develop an integrated data landscape that connects each function.


This role will also drive the development of strategic governance framework to address our rapidly evolving Commercial Data landscape. Partnering closely with our Commercial Strategy and Enterprise Data teams, they will create unique policies and frameworks to enable our analytics teams to move confidently with the right data, at the right time.



Major Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Strategic Planning – Develop and refine multi-year strategic plans and support pipeline of ROI-based analytical use cases for the U.S. Commercial business team. Actively manage strategies through cross-functional collaboration.
  • Opportunity Sensing – Participate in strategy sessions to identify high value opportunities to leverage our data and deliver commercial value. Support the business through engagement, research and pilot/POC work.
  • Policy and Governance – Partner with Legal, Procurement, Commercial Strategy, and the Enterprise Data team to develop comprehensive policies that cover organization, storage, and access to sensitive or confidential Commercial Data.



Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate complex technical topics with senior business management.
  • Proven track record and experience working with medium-size teams, developing, and executing strategies and ensuring operational excellence.
  • Familiarity with CPG specific data assets such as Customer/Retailer POS, Inventory, Digital, & Loyalty
  • Ability to develop requirements with key stakeholders, design new capabilities, and implement within new/existing Hershey solutions
  • Must be a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Stay current of new analytics approaches, ideas, and technologies in external environments, and bring appropriate analytic / data science innovation into Hershey
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding and dynamic environment to meet overall objectives.
  • Project management skills including experience with Agile, scheduling and resource estimation.
  • Ability to motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • High degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision.



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 





Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Strategic Development, Management of Information Systems, Finance, or related field


Required Experience:   



  • 3-5 years of experience with a combination of IS development/operations, financial analysis, commercial business, analytics and other IS jobs
  • Experience developing multi-year roadmaps for cross-functional technology/business priorities
  • Skills in project management, problem-solving, conceptual thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, storytelling, financial modeling, and process improvement.
  • Ability to analyze business processes and to recommend and implement process improvements.
  • Fluency with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with CPG-specific data & analytics, such as Customer/Retailer POS, Inventory, Digital, & Loyalty
  • Consistent ability to build relationships and leverage partners and advisors
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interactions with senior executives in a Fortune 500 company






  • Familiarity with analytical capabilities such as Power BI & Tableau
  • Familiarity with emerging technology such as predictive analytics, and/or artificial intelligence




Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg