Newell Brands Category Analyst in Bentonville, Arkansas
Position Title: Category Management Analyst
Location: Bentonville, AR
Reports to: Category Advisor
The Category Management Analyst supports assigned customer, categories and brands through providing data analysis and support on customers, merchandising, opportunity and operations. The position requires extensive sales analysis and will interact with many groups across the organization and customer. The Category Management Analyst will coordinate and lead monthly update meetings with relevant teams.
Run customized customer reports to support Category Captain in analyzing current business to including weekly, monthly and Year To Date POS, Market Basket Data
Maintain standard reports to track business (POG Productivity, Contribution, etc.)
Identify opportunities and improve business with Customer Category Manager/Buyer
Diagnose success of promotional activities
Forecasting – comparison of forecasts in customer system vs. customer sales,
Mine and develop insights that provide proactive view of the category and shopper trends.
Customer Account Support
Attend buyer meetings
Back-up for Category Captain, as secondary contact to personnel such as Buyers, Buyer’s Assistants, POG Development, and Analysts etc.
Assist Category Captain as required, such as create New Item and assortment review, buyer preparation for Category Line Reviews, POG Development etc.
Conduct regular store walks to:
Monitor Integrity of planogram
Investigate competitive pressures in store
Assess promotional execution
Conduct regular competitive retailer store walks to:
Compile/maintain pricing information
Assess promotional activity
Minimum Bachelor's degree
2 years of category management experience demonstrating steadily increasing responsibilities
Strong analytical skills
Strong negotiation skills and persuasive selling skills
Proven track record of results
Superior communication, presentation and people skills
Strong conflict management/composure skills
Strong ProSpace and POG skills
Proficient in Windows Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint. Powe BI a plus
Experience with Retail Link is a plus
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.