Category Analyst

Kent, Tonbridge
Excellent + Great Benefits
14 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Samir Islam
Sales, Technology
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for that next challenge working within a company with an exceptional reputation in their industry? Do you have strong analytical and relationship building skills? Do you want to be a part of an organisation with maximum employee satisfaction with great salary, employee benefits and great working atmosphere?

Our client established over 40 years ago and has since become the UK's leading organisations in their industry who, due to continued business expansion, are now looking for a Category Analyst to strengthen their team.

This role involves collating and analysing customer data to provide insight for the category. This insight is used within the company as well as being sent to their retailers as recommendations to ensure commercial growth.

As the Category Analyst, you will be responsible for:
*Building relationships with category buyers and merchandisers across the company's retailers.
*Taking analysed customer data and providing retailers with appropriate recommendations in merchandising, ranges, and price promotion.
*Delivering effective in store planograms and refresh category drivers online and content
*Analyse insight data and monitor performance for the category both internally and externally.
To be a successful Category Analyst:
*Previously worked in an insight agency or have experience using insight data (Kantar/IRI/Dunnhumby/Nielsen)
*Love insight and have a strong growth mind-set.
*Ability to interpret data.
*Strong relationship building to create convincing selling stories for their brands.
*To support the Category Manager and sales team by communicating appropriate recommendations based on accurate data analysis, both internally and externally and to company timescales to drive sales performance and build strong retailer relationships.
*Weekly demand forecasting for the marketing meeting, taking into account market trends, retail prices, promotions and BG volume share by retailer.
*Detailed analysis of market share data (Kantar). Creating summary reports from raw data for circulation within the business and to the customer base highlighting and explaining key findings.
*Bespoke EPOS data analysis to explain Kantar reports for M&S and Sainsbury's.
*Preparing in depth retailer review content, analysing retailer performance and market share movements, and presenting findings confidently and with authority at external meetings.
*Compiling EPOS data accurately and methodically into analysis spreadsheets.
*Promotion and retail pricing analysis. Analysing effects of in-store promotions and provide data to support future planned activity.
*British Summer Fruit data analysis tracking BG volume share and communicating internally.
*Compiling monthly board statistics showing total market volumes and BG volume share.
*Store visits as required - to review and obtain evidence of product display and marketing techniques in operation. Address ranging problems and measure availability. Feedback findings internally and to customer base.
*Help to run research projects to ascertain opportunities for the category. Bring these opportunities to life with recommendations to increase category sales.
*Increase industry knowledge by attending IGD / Kantar / FPJ / Organic conferences etc
*Ensuring effective communication with trading managers and Sales Director in the appropriate tone and manner.
*Regular project work which will extensively involve the use of Excel and data analysis.
*Other ad hoc duties as required.
*Evidence of experience working in a comparable role.
*Very strong IT skills, including Excel
*High level of accuracy, and someone who always checks their work
*Analytical and numerical skills
*Very good organisational skills, prioritisation and time management to meet deadlines
*Good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to others and be a positive influence.
*Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
*Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
*Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
*Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
*Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
*Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
*Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions

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