Category Management Analyst Job Description

Category Management Analyst Job Description

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Category management analyst provides recommendations following the 8-step Category Management process including category definition, category role, market assessment, scorecarding, strategy, tactics, category plan and implementation.

Category Management Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Your intermediate level skills in MS Project, MS Visio, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel
Conduct spend analysis for all packaging category
Analyze PPV report on a monthly basis
Support SI&CS Manger to conduct range reviews when applicable for all brands for retail partners with recommendation for SKU deletion
Work with brands on range analysis when required, provided specific recommendations for how to increase the productivity of the range
Provide monthly reports both for internal sales team retailer reports and scorecards
Design databases, data models, ETL processes, and data warehouse applications in order to collect and audit large data sets from internal and external sources to provide data for strategic sourcing, business users, and strategic partners
Identify, plan and implement improvements in business systems and the data warehouse with the understanding of Category Management and Corporate objectives
Develop, create and monitor data visualizations and performance dashboards for multiple levels of management
Identify opportunities to enhance business performance through improved analytics and reporting

Category Management Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Category Management Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the category management analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Finance, Business, Business/Management, Business/Administration, Marketing, Computer Science, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Management

Skills for Category Management Analyst

Desired skills for category management analyst include:

Standard Category Management process and principles
Category management processes and application
Understands impact to the business
Basic accounting and business finance principles
Marketing and sales processes
Category Management concepts and techniques
Marketing concepts
Microsoft Office
Access
Ariba

Desired experience for category management analyst includes:

Demonstrated expertise in sourcing, category management or relevant experience
Strong analytical ability and competence with Excel and other MS Office tools
Ability to understand and process consumer demographic data, space management/plan-o-gram, sales and forecast data
Analyze data to identify business trends and their effects on Category and Front End performance
Create intuitive views of complex data sourced from various business systems
Produce reporting and ad hoc analysis to quantify lift of promotions risk and exposure of retail markdowns

Category Management Analyst Examples

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Category Management Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of category management analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for category management analyst
  • Plan, design and execute functional and technical system test scenarios against requirements to validate new features, business processes and user work flows to assess system performance
  • Provide references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation, providing help desk support and training users regarding the usage of our internal data warehouse and other internal business systems
  • Serve as subject matter expert regarding the internal data warehouse
  • Conduct product profitability analysis, space/sales
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS, or Math plus 2 year of Sales, at a District Manager level, Category Management, Business Systems Analysis, or Market Research experience reflecting increasing levels or responsibility
  • Working knowledge of SQL query language and relational database design
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Math, Engineering or Business Administration plus 2 year of sales experience at a District Manager level, Category Management, business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels or responsibility to include document preparation
  • Supports the formation of category and sourcing strategies, working closely with the Sr
  • Facilitates all formal activities related to competitive bidding events
  • Develops strategies, prepares for, and leads supplier negotiations
Qualifications for category management analyst
  • Degree qualified, preferably specialising in business, economics or statistics
  • Some traveling required (about 10%)
  • Technical expertise with space management software
  • This role can be located in White Plains, NY
  • Well versed in Japanese and English are Must
  • Five (5) years' of experience in collection and administration of data required
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Category Management Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a category management analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for category management analyst
  • Compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative information related to the IT Security market to determine strategic initiatives to improve government-wide procurement of products and services
  • Utilize preconfigured Tableau dashboards to analyze IT Security market dynamics
  • Assist with IT Security Category market research and acquisition planning, including compiling and analyzing Request for Information (RFI) responses
  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection
  • Perform ethical procurement practices of contracted goods and services which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures federal, state and local regulations
  • The Category Manager will work closely with the buyer on key initiatives such as planning cycles, line reviews, to develop and grow total category sales
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Math, Engineering or Business Administration plus 2 years of business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility to include document preparation
  • Your SQL and VBA skills
  • Generates category, SKU, segment, supplier, brand, and other specified performance reports and assess the financial performance of retail categories
  • Obtains product samples from suppliers and competitors to analyze if company products are competitive
Qualifications for category management analyst
  • Basic Gemstone knowledge
  • Three (3) years' of experience in retail experience preferred
  • Preference for Advanced competency of IRI/Nielsen/SPINS syndicated and panel data, Customer and Shopper Insights/Consumer Analytics experience
  • 4 year college in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Business related field is preferred
  • Work closely with IT and other data teams in the office to integrate systems and reporting
  • Utilize Excel and Power Suite of tools to prepare and analyze data sets (Syndicated, Space, VIP, Panel, Retailer Scan, and other sources)
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Category Management Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a category management analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for category management analyst
  • Ensures that brand standards are adhered to on all product packaging by reviewing logos and colors
  • Provide analytics to enable execution of various Category Management activities
  • Assist in development, maintenance, and enhancement of analytical tools
  • Complete varied complex and non complex tasks in assigned category/categories
  • Resolve all contractor and supplier management related issues and escalations
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions, some of which may be complex in nature, that affect actions and outcomes within their area of responsibility
  • Identify, assess and resolve complex issues/problems within own area of responsibility
  • Use interpretive judgment as needed to deliver defined end results for their work activities and outputs
  • Work and/or deliver against clearly defined budget and category parameters and targets
  • Use sourcing knowledge to analyze existing processes to define standards and reusable approaches within assigned Category/Categories
Qualifications for category management analyst
  • Knowledgeable on data cleansing and prep modeling techniques to efficiently drive insights from larger sets of information
  • Draw Schematics, mock ups, and supply analysis to support and demonstrate reasoning used in schematic design
  • At least 5 years equivalent industry work experience is required
  • Functional knowledge of either merchandising, sourcing, category management, procurement, or supply chain
  • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and general computer knowledge
  • Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively
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Category Management Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of category management analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for category management analyst
  • Required to maintain and develop market knowledge within assigned Category/Categories to provide business value to the team and assigned projects
  • Provide guidance and share knowledge with onshore and offshore colleagues relating to own specialization
  • Be accountable for ongoing maintenance of effective client service relationships and act as first point of contact for clients
  • Encourage and implement continuous improvement measures on a day to day basis with area of responsibility
  • Be willing to work with customers in different geographies as requested by the Category Manager
  • Conduct spend & contract analysis through gathering high level spend data, developing standard analysis, contract reporting, provide cross–client project reports and invoice review, liaising with offshore team analysts as necessary to support this activity
  • Provide training and mentoring to the analysts enabling the execution of various Category Management activities
  • Collect, process and analyze digital and physical industry and retailer data
  • Support the CM in the development, monitoring and distribution of recurrent and ad-hoc reports
  • Stay in touch with retail partners and keep them updated on market and category trends
Qualifications for category management analyst
  • Adapt leadership/communication style to the situation and audience
  • Able to establish and attain high standards for self
  • Experience in an IT Category Management environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in contract formulation
  • Prior experience in negotiating and analyzing complex contracts along with knowledge of vendor performance metrics preferred
  • Ability to influence others, be a key contributor or leader on IT core teams
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Category Management Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of category management analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for category management analyst
  • Understand and keep abreast of current and future trends regarding markets and retailers
  • Within the Channel and Category Management / Trade Marketing you develop customer and category
  • Analysis and trackings in order to trigger business opportunities
  • Manage standard reports for the Sales organization based on main data ressources
  • Develop and track 4P management concepts to drive in-store compliance and excellence in execution
  • Leads system and content management of Nielsen household panel tool
  • Owns knowledge management and data accuracy for layout software Spaceman
  • Perform administrative duties as part of category captainship/advisorship
  • Working closely with Director of specific product categories to analyze product assortment, spend profile, profitability and trends
  • Assist Category Management Team with key vendor activities such as vendor and item setup, pricing updates, change communication and building reports
Qualifications for category management analyst
  • Contract negotiation and excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Ideal candidate will have four plus years’ experience in a vendor management environment
  • IT environment is preferred
  • Related experience in a third party outsourcing function that included accountability for complex tasks and/or projects required for successful execution
  • Experience documenting vendor management procedures and identifying process risks
  • Experience researching contracts for possible business and compliance risks

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