Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Military encouraged to apply.

Job Description

As the Sr. Manager Space Planning & Insights, this job is to provide leadership and strategic direction overseeing capability implementation (processes, systems, and analytics) to provide merchandising cross functional team with opportunities to drive the business in alignment with company vision for Pilot.

  1. Partnering with cross-functional teams to develop and execute a comprehensive merchandising strategy aligned with company’s financial goals and objectives.
  2. Partner with merchandise category teams to develop and implement a balanced investment strategy by category and store type.
  3. Responsible for the development of business intelligence reporting and analytics to understand business performance, uncover root causes, and provide visibilities to leadership to drive sales.
  4. Responsible for the development of processes, reporting, and management of team members to build new and optimize existing programs/site capabilities to drive revenue and reduce costs. 
  5. Review and analyze consumer demographics characteristics, sales trends, retail landscape and other relevant data to interpret, financially plan for and react to emerging market trends and conditions.
  6. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive integrated merchandising initiatives and achieve business objectives.
  7. Process-oriented, with ability to flex from high-level strategy to fine attention to detail.
  8. Model behaviors that support Pilot Flying J’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level.
  9. Ensure all activities follow rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  10. Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in retail, business, or category management.
  • 5+ years in an analytical role required.
  • 5+ years of experience in Blue Yonder solutions.
  • 5+ years customer interaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams.

Specialized Knowledge

  • Knowledge of retail concepts and merchandising.
  • Knowledge to industry data and software (i.e., IRI, Tableau)
  • Advanced knowledge of retail software (i.e., Blue Yonder).


  • Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work based on immediate or long-term needs of the department.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new processes and technology solutions.
  • Ability to organize data and provide value-driven recommendations from analysis.
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to scope, plan and execute projects. 
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and situational analysis skills to troubleshoot and come up with efficient solutions to problems.
Additional Information


  • Travel required less than 5%

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Office work that requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Application Instructions

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