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Marketing Analyst - *Marketing Analyst - Assistant Category Specialist

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Posted: 03/02/24 Employment Type: 6 months contract Industry: Other Job Number: CVSJP00094967

Job Description


*This is a safety sensitive role

**Hybrid. On-site T-TH. Candidate should be local to Woonsocket HQ

This position is responsible for interpreting and providing the analytical detail of category and product performance, tracking product sales trends, reviewing margin, inventory turns and service level, building queries, supervising the preparation.

Interpret and provide the analytical detail of category and product performance.
Use internal data to track, analyze and communicate category/brand dynamics and sales trends.
Review margin, inventory turns and service levels.
Build queries and supervise the preparation.
Interpret and provide the analytical detail of category and product performance.
Identify opportunities and recommend changes to drive improvements in sales forecast accuracy, in-stock, inventory levels and product flow.

Minimum 2 years experience interpreting and recommending promotional strategies. Bachelor s Degree in Finance or Business Administration or its equivalent. Advanced level Access proficiency (able to create/run database queries, summarize and utilize data). Must have excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills and able to develop his/her own oral and visual presentations, spread sheets and general correspondence. Must have effective communication skills. Detailed oriented and organized. Proven experience using and analyzing data to make decisions and recommendations that will maximize profitability.

Responsibilities of the CATEGORY SPECIALIST
Contribute directly to sales and margin goals in assigned category.
Analyze profit and loss information for the category, develop sales and margin projections, and assist Category Manager in P&L reconciliation.
Analyze relevant data and incorporate findings and recommendations into Category Plans (i.e., optimal SKU mix; Extracare loyalty program; promotional programs) for merchandising programs from 1 to 3 years.
Drive tactical execution of day-to- day plan activities (e.g., builds off-shelf plans, tracks promotional period and performs post appraisal to take corrective action if necessary).
Collaborate with an internal team of Client professionals in Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations.
Analyze sales records and inventory levels of current stock; seek new, alternative foreign and domestic suppliers.
Develop and maintain a strong understanding of current competition; search out new competitive opportunities and make recommendations.
Keep abreast of changes in the market.
Research customer product preferences, supplier prices and the competitive environment.
Requirements of the CATEGORY SPECIALIST

2 to 5 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position
Strong working knowledge of retail math concepts and demonstrated application
Proven ability to implement strategies and use negotiation tactics to grow sales
Technical experience in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; some Access or other database knowledge
Category Specialist
Rhode Island
Currently seeking a CATEGORY SPECIALIST to fill a position with a Fortune 10 company in Rhode Island. The ideal candidate will possess 2 to 5 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position. This individual will be responsible for contributing to budgeted sales, gross margin, and growing market share within assigned categories.



Communications, Marketing or similar bachelors degree

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