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Category Analysts provide their expertise to companies to help develop category management strategies. These professionals are found in multiple industries and liaise between business development, sales, marketing, business analytics, and market research to develop strategic solutions that drive company profitability. Based on our collection of sample resumes, essential job requirements are business acumen, analytical skills, strategic planning, organization, change management expertise, leadership, and excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Training in business or finance can be observed on most resume examples.

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Category Analyst

Applied project management and process improvement backgrounds to streamline efficiencies between Centura sites, Vendor Services team and Accounts Payable. Also worked to scrub the existing vendor master list, and develop training and standard operating procedures for Vendor Service team.

  • Lead on 2016 1099misc project; development/execution of project plan, data aggregation and analysis; partnering with sites, IT, Controllers and trust officers to ensure successful implementation; successfully completed project two weeks ahead of deadline
  • Functional area (Accounts Payable/ Vendor Services) team member on hospital/ ambulatory integration teams
  • Development of project management process and tools specifically for corporate and site supply chain teams; implementation slated for May 2017
  • Managed vendor master analysis, communication, change management and training processes for outsourcing of check printing to Viewpost; $750K savings annually
  • Oversight of ~240 corporate procurement cards; developed new policy and procedure for card use, and conducted monthly audits to ensure user compliance to program rules. Compliance has risen from ~40% to 73% according to recent internal audit
  • Provided support at various sites in supply chain as needed
  • Acted as backup support for Vendor Services team (maintenance, setup, employee expense)
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Journalism And Public Relations
2

Category Analyst

  • Developed customer selling stories improving regional category sales by 4.4% through detailed analysis in product and package assortment, feature ad activity, score carding, shopper insights, and syndicated data
  • Created ad lift tool that helped facilitate pricing decisions, forecasting volume, and determining overlaps resulting in incremental ad weeks
  • Developed store level tool to identify store level trends and match planograms to store preferences
  • Automated national beverage analyzer tools resulting in 90% increased productivity
  • Received awards for “Category Management Excellence” and “Category Data and Insights”
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Business Administration
3

Category Analyst - Drug Channel

  • Utilized Nielsen syndicated data and retailer point of sale data to determine drivers of category business results
  • Identified an opportunity and spearheaded an initiative to add four feet of linear space for 140 stores, which resulted in an $850,000 sales gain
  • Optimized coffee category for all my accounts in the drug channels. Those results help drive us to winning the "2004 Division of the Year" award
  • Worked to create and implement all Convenience Food planograms for the third largest drug retailer
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Marketing
4

Category Analyst

Category analytics supporting [company name]'s and Target's Cookie and Cracker and Fresh Bakery categories. Supported CSC's beverage (V8) and sauces (Prego, Pace) categories prior to move to snacks desk.

  • Fall 2014 Graduate, Campbell's Breakthrough Leadership program
  • Supported category managers and Target Snacks buyer with fact-based analysis and recommendations to grow Target's categories
  • Developed monthly forecasts for Snacks buyer achieving variance within +/- 1% of actual results
  • Supported internal teams with ad hoc sales and marketplace trends analysis
  • Planogram validation and development
  • Guest behavior analysis utilizing syndicated panel data and Target's Shopper Insights information
  • Guest and store segmentation analysis
  • Managed [company name]'s SOLYS database used by category and sales teams to analyze and develop insights about the business.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accountancy
5

Category Analyst

  • Shared the same responsibilities as the Category Manager and Leader Category Buyer for $210 million of dairy products in assortment, promotional planning, inventory/slot management, procurement, and product development.
  • Oversaw the RFP process for vendor purchase agreements and negotiated an additional $2.4 million dollars in COGS savings. Also negotiated promotional allowances, slotting fees, DC expansions funds, payment terms, reclamations allowances and food show fees.
  • Managed vendor contract fill rates, consolidated vendor damage billings, milk crates returns/credits, food show activities and missed vendor income billings.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Finance
6

Category Analyst

Provide analytical support to the Category Management function. Conduct and maintain historical research on item performance for given categories.

  • Collect, analyze, manipulate and format cost, price, margin, and other related product item data.
  • Review and analyze information such as item movement, SKU assortment, sell-through; Report assessment of data and trends to Category Manager.
  • Assist the Category Manager in the Category Review process by gathering, sorting and formatting internal, external Collaborate with Pricing as needed to ensure cost, price and other item information is correct within the various automated and data base systems.
  • Review reports from the retail support centers and analyze information regarding service levels, inventory turns, and days of supply available. Inform Category Manager of any significant issues or potential supply problems.
  • Compare trends within the category to the category's defined plan and goals.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Bilingual Administrative Assistant
Communicatons
Microsoft Office 2013 (word, Excel, Power Point) & Quick Books
7

Category Analyst

I am employed through Advantage Solutions and is the dedicated resource sitting in the [company name] office.

  • I am responsible for building and maintaining an ongoing relationships with Walmart buyers and directors to provide them with category sales information to grow the business by choosing the right items for their modular assortment
  • Work closely with Category Managers and Walmart buying team
  • Draw modular planograms using ProSpace for the spirit category yearly, for the Walmart modular relay
  • Effective time management to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Created and maintained the trait monitoring and trait movement within stores at Walmart, for the spirits department
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
8

Category Analyst

  • Responsible for accurate data and analysis in monthly and quarterly Channel/Category reports to support the Channel and Category Sales Development (CCSD) team in monitoring market, category and competitor performance.
  • To highlight with summary areas of performance, rationale & potential future opportunities for growth.
  • Proactively monitor and analyze performance and trends within category in order to identify, highlight issue and opportunities that supports the business to Sales team.
  • Responsible to prepare accurate Category, Channel, Shopper, Customer data and analysis that will assist CCSD teams to develop shopper based "selling stories" for customers.
  • Responsible to clean specific scan data to support the efficient uploading into the Browser.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
Undergraduate Studies
9

Category Analyst

  • Coordinate with the category manager to implement strategic plans developed by sales and marketing for the market, client & customer team.
  • Analyze and create marketing presentations for assigned clients
  • Provide the integration of syndicated scanning data and/or demographic information into graphical presentations and/or category management business reviews
  • Strategic thinking to accommodate various audiences
  • Utilize syndicated data such as Nielson, IRI, & 84.51 to help tell the customer's story
  • Collaborate with several teams to achieve vision
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Philosophy
10

Category Analyst

  • Partner with buyer of a national account in distribution, price, promotion, assortment, & space that drive sales of a $40+ million beer category through analysis syndicated data (IRI), Store level data, & depletion data.
  • Analyze market trends that lead to recommendations of new strategies during store reset processes which increase distribution of [company name] by at least 10% in sales annually.
  • Create weekly SWOT presentations of beer category where I collaborate with buyer to develop strategies to address any opportunities and/or obstacles of national account.
  • Conducts post-analysis of promotions & features of beer category to assure the decrease in price during time period contributed to increased unit sales compared to off promotion and/or feature of brand(s) in category.
  • Prepare Weekly, Monthly, & Ad Hoc high quality customized reports that reflect depletions, ACV, & Opportunity dollars for beer category, in addition to, monitor the productivity of [company name] across total convenience class of trade.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Accounting

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