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Category Merch Analyst

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JOB TITLE:

Category Merch Analyst

JOB TYPE:

JOB SKILLS:

JOB LOCATION:

Eden Prairie Minnesota / United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Overview:

The Category Merchandising Analyst will use financial targets and competitive data to provide business insights and recommendations to improve sales, operations and profitability for markets and categories. Communicates analysis using comprehensive, easy to digest methods that will translate into impactful and actionable reports for category leadership.

Job Responsibilities:

Provides business, customer insights and competitor intelligence to support the development of category strategies, forecasts and performance reporting
Identifies and validates opportunities within a given category, market or division using category roles, competitive pricing, frequency reports, elasticity reports, market data and many other sources
Provides analytical and quantitative secondary research support to the business by accessing, verifying and organizing market trend, competitive intelligence and sales data using a variety of sources such as Data Warehouse, Nielsen and IRI syndicated data
Plans and executes data mining, trend analysis, and ad hoc data analysis activities, which will include a strong focus on operations and sales studies to identify alternatives of doing business to improve business practices, efficiencies, and profitability.
Collaborates with merchandising team to develop and implement base pricing strategies, rules, and parameters.
Interpret trends and spot opportunities to improve sales and profitability.
Conducts special merchandising and business-related research and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of analysis
Monitors and tracks vendor decisions, compliance, and performance. Works with vendors to identify category opportunities and track performance against category business plans and store execution opportunities
Reviews and analyzes processes and contributes to making them efficient to reduce costs
Compiles, develops and prepares reports, graphs and charts of findings
Maintains pricing/sales system information to ensure that performance reporting contains accurate information
Develops tools to provide forecasts and projections for sales and margin management and utilizes the tools to identify opportunities to improve margin and track margin performance to annual operating plan targets
Updates and reviews all key promotional pricing metrics and prepares recommendations for action as needed
Provides data, support, reporting and analysis for trimester planning
Tracks results at end of each promotion in terms of sales, profit and share growth or contribution
Maintains weekly, quarterly and yearly scorecards to track sales, gross profit dollars and share of each category
Coordinates promotional plans (ads and displays), and merchandising messages within department as assigned by management
Maintains regular scorecards to track sales, gross profit dollars, expense reduction or other projected benefits of implemented improvement initiatives
As an ongoing effort, will work with management and IS on automating performance metrics, audit reports, and pricing programs that currently are managed and maintained manually.
Performs other relevant job duties as required.
Job Requirements:

Education/Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Accounting or related field.
Experience:

3+ years of analytical experience in category management, retail or wholesale general business or financial analysis experience required
Knowledge:

SQL, VBA, Alteryx knowledge is a plus!
Knowledge of Nielsen and IRI data sources and their application a plus
Skilled with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
Skills/ Abilities:

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work across vast amounts of data from different data sources
Strong quantitative skills, with the ability to compile and analyze data
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong math and analytical skills
Must be systems-oriented, enjoy work with new tools, and be a self-motivated and detail-oriented learner
Ability to present results of analysis, data models, and other projects to management in a concise and professional manner
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Position Details

POSTED:

Oct 14, 2022

EMPLOYMENT:

INDUSTRY:

Accounting and Clerical

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S1660244406796174

LOCATION:

Minnesota / United States

CITY:

Eden Prairie

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Job Overview:

The Category Merchandising Analyst will use financial targets and competitive data to provide business insights and recommendations to improve sales, operations and profitability for markets and categories. Communicates analysis using comprehensive, easy to digest methods that will translate into impactful and actionable reports for category leadership.

Job Responsibilities:

Provides business, customer insights and competitor intelligence to support the development of category strategies, forecasts and performance reporting
Identifies and validates opportunities within a given category, market or division using category roles, competitive pricing, frequency reports, elasticity reports, market data and many other sources
Provides analytical and quantitative secondary research support to the business by accessing, verifying and organizing market trend, competitive intelligence and sales data using a variety of sources such as Data Warehouse, Nielsen and IRI syndicated data
Plans and executes data mining, trend analysis, and ad hoc data analysis activities, which will include a strong focus on operations and sales studies to identify alternatives of doing business to improve business practices, efficiencies, and profitability.
Collaborates with merchandising team to develop and implement base pricing strategies, rules, and parameters.
Interpret trends and spot opportunities to improve sales and profitability.
Conducts special merchandising and business-related research and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of analysis
Monitors and tracks vendor decisions, compliance, and performance. Works with vendors to identify category opportunities and track performance against category business plans and store execution opportunities
Reviews and analyzes processes and contributes to making them efficient to reduce costs
Compiles, develops and prepares reports, graphs and charts of findings
Maintains pricing/sales system information to ensure that performance reporting contains accurate information
Develops tools to provide forecasts and projections for sales and margin management and utilizes the tools to identify opportunities to improve margin and track margin performance to annual operating plan targets
Updates and reviews all key promotional pricing metrics and prepares recommendations for action as needed
Provides data, support, reporting and analysis for trimester planning
Tracks results at end of each promotion in terms of sales, profit and share growth or contribution
Maintains weekly, quarterly and yearly scorecards to track sales, gross profit dollars and share of each category
Coordinates promotional plans (ads and displays), and merchandising messages within department as assigned by management
Maintains regular scorecards to track sales, gross profit dollars, expense reduction or other projected benefits of implemented improvement initiatives
As an ongoing effort, will work with management and IS on automating performance metrics, audit reports, and pricing programs that currently are managed and maintained manually.
Performs other relevant job duties as required.
Job Requirements:

Education/Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Accounting or related field.
Experience:

3+ years of analytical experience in category management, retail or wholesale general business or financial analysis experience required
Knowledge:

SQL, VBA, Alteryx knowledge is a plus!
Knowledge of Nielsen and IRI data sources and their application a plus
Skilled with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
Skills/ Abilities:

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work across vast amounts of data from different data sources
Strong quantitative skills, with the ability to compile and analyze data
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong math and analytical skills
Must be systems-oriented, enjoy work with new tools, and be a self-motivated and detail-oriented learner
Ability to present results of analysis, data models, and other projects to management in a concise and professional manner
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



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