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Category Analyst

Company: KeHE Distributors
Location: Naperville
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Why Work for KeHE?Full-time
Pay Range: $57,708.00/Yr. - $75,000.00/Yr.
Shift Days: , Shift Time:
Benefits on Day 1
Health/Rx
Dental
Vision
Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
Supplemental life insurance
401(k)
Paid time off
Paid sick time
Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
Holiday pay for company designated holidays OverviewGood people, working with good people, for our common good.Sound good?KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about \"good\" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you! Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Category Analyst is a key asset to KeHE's Merchandising Team. This position is responsible for supporting the Category Manager in the development of customer presentations. This position will also engage and coordinate the efforts of key stakeholders and subject matter experts to meet the scope & deadlines of projects. As with all positions at KeHE, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision and Values. Essential FunctionsDUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Identify product trends specific to chain retailers by analyzing:Syndicated data (SPINS, IRI)KeHE dataPanel data (CSIA)Demographic data (ShopperSights)Consumer data (Mintel)Research quantitative information to support innovative merchandising solutionsCompile actionable qualitative information to develop customer solutionsUtilize syndicated data portals to mine and extract information for customer presentationsCreate demographic clustering to determine highest potential customer store opportunitiesAnalyze customer assortment to determine voids & establish a priority rankingManage project to ensure timelines, progress & deliverables are clearly communicated & completedAssemble & proof final presentations for accuracy & consistencyEvaluate past performance of presentations & projects to ensure ROI potential is maximizedSupport other functional groups within marketing department on an as needed basis (e.g. Our Brands and Events & Publications teams) Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, AptitudeSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:Experience with grocery category management, the consumer package goods industry, and/or the grocery industry are a plus.Experience with query writing and/or IBM Cognos Connection a plus.Willingness to take initiative on projects with minimal supervision.Ability to effectively communicate findings & recommendations in writing to internal audiences as well as external manufacturers, brokers & conventional & natural customers.Demonstrated skill & competency with all Microsoft Office software.Ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced business environment.Capacity to learn & process quickly.Proven record of fact-based decision making using Nielsen, IRI, Spins, Spectra, & other syndicated purchased data.Possess a sense of urgency & attention to accuracy & detail.Ability to effectively manage a wide variety of tasks simultaneously & often with time conflicting pressures.Demonstrated ability & willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.Ability & willingness to travel (about 10-15%).EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:4-year Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field of study preferred; or equivalent of work experienceA minimum of two years of relative experience in quantitative sales & general business analysis.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Requisition ID2024-22543 Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, Naperville , Category Analyst, Professions , Naperville, Illinois

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