Commercial Analyst

Do you want to be part of a small and fast learning team, working on commercial sprints of 2-3 months in our Opcos around the world?

ACE (Agile Commercial Execution) is the Commercial Transformation program of Consumer Dairy (and Specialized Nutrition). The FUA (Fighting Unit Acceleration) Team, and in the larger markets with Consultancy (Bain) support, conducts extensive data driven analysis of a Fighting Unit’s performance across 12 pre-defined commercial performance levers.

The team works closely with multiple internal & external stakeholders to collect the data required for the analysis, perform the analysis itself and derives the insights and hypothesis for improvement in conjunction with the Opco’s Senior Management.


At the end of an ACE Deep-dive (after 2-3 months), the FUA team leaves the Opco with clear imperative charters for the prioritized improvement areas, including a detailed plan for execution

Commercial Analyst

What we ask

The ideal candidate should

  • have completed commercial or IT related studies

  • have High analytical skills and be well versed in Excel and Power Point; knowledge of Power BI and Tableau are an advantage

  • enjoy digging into data, churn out analysis and draw insights, as well as see the bigger picture and drive an emerging storyline

  • have good have communication skills and enjoy to deploy them in stakeholder engagements in the Opco and th Business Group

  • enjoy working together in sprints in a team setting

  • be hard working, so work well under time pressure and deadlines

  • be internationally mobile (stay away from home for ~4 weeks when travel resumes) so we can work on location together with our Opcos

  • You ideally have ~2 years of work experience in a commercial, Finance or Data analytics function, take responsibility for your work and are continuously looking for new opportunities to make a change

What we offer

  • Fast learning curve on a broad set of commercial topics

  • Daily coaching by professional experts

  • Good exposure to (senior) management

  • Work experience abroad for a solid number of weeks a year (when Corona gets under Control)

  • Working in a high performance team

  • (from experience) a good choice of roles after ACE

Vacancy description

The ACE FUA Analyst will work closely with the Brand and/ or Cusomer scaler lead and conduct the recommended data analyses along the ACE commercial model along Mental Availability, Relevant Portfolio, Physical Availability and Customer Preference to identify improvement opportunities for the scope put forward by the Fighting Unit/ Opco;

The ACE FUA Analyst will engage with the Opco teams to share analyses and emerging insights and validate hypotheses.

He/ she will support the leads to craft an emerging storyline and propose imperatives /solutions that are able to deliver the acceleration of the business.

You will be working in a small high oerforming team of 6-8 people in a flat hierarchy.

THe ACE FUA team consists of one brand- and one customer scaler lead, as well as 4 analysts.

THe team is managed by a FUA lead during a Deep-dive and reports into the Programme Director.

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JOB-ID: 43190 | Commercial Analyst, Netherlands
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