27 days old

Category Analyst

Mars Incorporated
Newark, NJ 07102
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Category Analyst

Newark, NJ

The Category Analyst is responsible for providing analytics, scalable solutions, and scope appropriate decisions for the Category Leadership Team (Customer Facing and Internal Facing) for assigned Channel/geography. This will enable the broader team to deliver objectives and required KPIs for both company and Customer(s). Responsibilities could range from reporting, decision making, problem solving, project management, and turning information into actionable customer insights that shape the business.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 1 year of experience in Sales or Category Management
  • 1 year of business analytics experience
  • Experience working with syndicated data software (i.e., IRI or Nielsen AOD)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office programs specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in Sales or Category Management in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
  • 2+ years of business Analytics experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
  • Complete understanding of the Category Management process

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide analysis and make decisions on a variety of projects within the Category Leadership team:
    • Shelving excellence strategies that drive total category performance
    • Development of JDA POGs; IC/FC, across multiple channels depending on project scope
    • Assortment optimization and incrementality
    • Price/Promotion efficiencies
    • Merchandising effectiveness
  • The expectation of this role is to leverage, where appropriate, solutions/tools such as:
    • Space management initiatives such as Prospace (JDA), Apollo for merchandising visualization
    • Nielsen/IRI/Syndicated Data sources for analyses
    • Forecasting tools, both seasonal and everyday based on price/promotion/distribution
    • Incrementality tools to optimize the merchandise assortment
  • Create and maintain scale templates, including but not limited to:
    • Opportunity Gap, Pack Opportunity, Confectionery Quarterly Review Template and Panel Data Templates
  • Analyze syndicated and attitudinal data for trends, and decide which opportunities to pursue
  • Prioritization of workload and field stakeholder management
  • Functional and technical expertise and primarily deliver results through themselves. Achieve goals by applying expert knowledge to make decisions and to influence others.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we are striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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