Data Analyst - Sales Strategy & Intelligence

General Mills

General Mills

IT, Sales & Business Development, Data Science
powai, mumbai, maharashtra, india
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Job Description

India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Job Overview
The Role will be responsible to support the business teams across categories and regions in the US / International markets. The team member will complete several key responsibilities such as trade reconciliation, basic analysis and turn-key reporting.

The longer-term vision for this profile is to ultimately support a wide variety of reporting & presentation needs including building excel templates from scratch, initiating value adds and providing insights by developing a strong category & trade knowledge, proprietary tool proficiency and technical expertise – the role encompasses data mining from multiple sources/tools to data harmonization to visualization combined with robust quality audit and documentation.

Job Responsibilities

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Deliver Standard Reports

- Master and own the monthly deliverables in the form of reports & presentations and send quality output in a timely manner

- Develop business and trade knowledge to enable conceptualizing R&A and help build valuable, crisp reports from scratch - turnkey reporting with HMM

- Contribute to the execution of complex, best-in-class reports and tools

- Upgrade monthly deliverables based on business requirements, ideate complex fixes and create functional, efficient reports

- Avoid redundancy in reporting and call out best practices to the team

of Time
Delivering Adhoc Requests | Build Reports from scratch

- Build templates with dynamic dashboards and visuals and upgrade products/markets/time frames per business requirements

- Work alongside of peers and inculcate best practices and elevate the team’s ability to tackle business questions with value adds

- Support trade, merchandising & category strategies leveraging various tools to build real-time performance trackers and provide crisp insights

- Display a high sense of accountability and presence of mind when completing requests with high visibility or tight turnaround times

- Resource Pool on projects with the team and contribute to brand building

- Own end to end building & execution of tools, reports, templates & presentations

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Technical Expertise

- Actively learn and apply intermediate/advanced level of expertise in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access, Tableau, JDA/Apollo/spaceman/Nitro/Demand transfer/Retail link, BeX, BO, ECRM, FeatureVision, Nielsen etc.

- Actively learn & implement principles of trade & category management

- Build a robust audit system for all reporting activity

- Build an awareness of existing macro's in the team and re-use to make data mining, data harmonization and data audit efficient and effective

- Undergo trainings: As recommended and self-initiated refresher trainings to keep abreast of tool dynamics and their functional as well as tactical applications

- Knowledge Sharing: Gain in-depth knowledge of customer details as well as a comprehensive understanding of GMI product groups and DMSP strategies and share new learning’s with the team on a continual basis

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Continuous Improvement mindset to deliver Executional Excellence, Stakeholder and Project Management

- Ensure TAT is upheld via awareness on process requirements, meeting benchmark time estimates and through articulate expectation settings with the stakeholder

- Guarantee data quality and accuracy through thorough comprehension of request, accurate application of tools/platforms with an eye for detail and a robust data & logic check

- Eliminate Waste, Contribute to the Functional Productivity Goals

- CI Mindset: develop a lens of continuous improvement for the projects, process & larger team

- Stakeholder Management: Engage with the stakeholders to understand the requirement, explain tactical application in our reports/process, cross reference projects and present final output upon project completion

- Project Management: Juggle multiple projects seamlessly starting with project scoping, to tackling hurdles to timely communication/iterations with peers and stakeholders to high impact completion and presentation

- Mentoring & Training Executive and Associates to excel in their roles and outperform expectations

Education & Experience

Minimum Degree Requirements:
Preferred Degree Requirements:
Preferred Major Area of Study:
Any Stream (preferably Business Management, Statistics, Marketing, Retail)

Minimum years of related experience required:
2 years of relevant Business Reporting or Analytics experience in CPG (or related) industry.
Preferred years of related experience:
2 - 4 years of relevant Business Reporting and/or Analytics experience

Specific Job Experience or Skills Needed
• Attention to detail, ability to complete given tasks with accuracy

• Meet or exceed internal or external customer timelines and expectations

• Strong command over oral and written English & basic stakeholder interaction experience

• Continuous Improvement mindset

• MS Office proficiency especially Excel

• Multitasking ability - work on a host of tools/databases and softwares/platforms

• Organization and Prioritization

• Collaborate with peers to align with the team’s vision

• Ability to make optimal placement & assortment related decisions

• Experience with market data analysis tools is required (experience working with ACNielsen and IRI data preferred.)

Competencies/Behaviors required for job
• Company Values - Do the right thing all the time; Play to win; Grow and Inspire; Win as a team; Act boldly move quickly

• Self-motivated - to complete work on a timely and accurate basis

• Seeks assistance, information and resources at the right time to make good decisions

• Resilience - willingness to change mind or approach given new information

• Develops an awareness of own's strengths and development needs; seeks and learns from feedback

• Inclination to learn end-to-end project completion

• Communicate effectively with peers & stakeholders

• Proactive and the ability to handle ambiguous situations in a calm, composed manner


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.