Job Order Number: 7764
Job Title: Category Analyst
Industry: Convenience/Retail
Postion Reports To:: Category Manager
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business
Experience: 2 + years of data analyst experience including specific experience working with large scale data and customer segmentation analysis
Location: Texas
Recruiter: Rick Cosmer
Recruiter Direct Line: 239-302-3588

Scope:

The Category Analyst is an integral member of the Marketing and Merchandising Category team and is responsible for conducting strategic advanced data analytics and visualization along with the creation/maintenance of business reporting.  This position will support a variety of projects within the Category Management team.

Responsibilities:

  • Using all available resources to analyze and interpret consumer and sales insights to identify consumer trends and identify potential marketing opportunities for our customers and stores
    • Research and analyze data and other category-related information to identify trends, category performance, competitive threats, opportunities, etc. to support business decisions 
    • Use data sources to develop regular and ad hoc reports to include out of stock, opportunity gap, SKU rationalization, plan-o-gram analysis, promotion analysis, item tracking, pricing studies, financial performance, sales and movement.
    • Provide internal business management with accurate and pertinent information that enhances and guides effective decision making
    • Consult with internal business teams to provide analysis and insights designed to support key business decisions
    • Project management which will include developing project plans, processes, and timelines
    • Leverage analytical insights to develop actionable items for improvement
    • Conduct field analysis to make recommendations for improvement
    • Design, manage, and run customized reports for category managers, directors, and executives
    • Liaison with IT to ensure necessary data requirements and increase knowledgebase of how data flows, where it is stored, and how to access it in our enterprise system 
    • Determine market needs and/or gaps and assist in creating a strategy to capture new growth in the assigned areas
    • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned
    • Employee must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Accounting, or related discipline
  • 2 + years of data analyst experience, including specific experience working with large scale data and customer segmentation analysis
  • Strong analytic skills with a high attention to detail
  • Strong skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledgeable in Data Visualization products such as Tableau, Micro Strategy, or Spotfire
  • Solution based analytics and report development
  • Methods for effectively planning project scope, creating processes and timelines accordingly
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and interpret data
  • Effective presentation of findings, insights and strategic recommendations
  • Back Injury Prevention Safety Training
  • Emergency Preparedness Safety Training
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training
  • Other training and seminars as required
  • Training may vary by store and state
    • Able to work a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the business; the typical workweek will be Monday through Friday, starting as early as 8 a.m. The typical work hours will be 48 per week.  During new store openings, those hours may be extended beyond the normal workday and may, on limited occasions require weekend work
    • Some travel required, including overnights

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