Role: Category Analyst
Salary & Benefits: £30k to £34K plus bonus and great benefits
Location: Waltham in the Wolds, Leicestershire
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
In this role you will:
This is a highly analytical role which will provide important/critical reporting and analysis to help make better business and category decisions. This role will also co-ordinate and collate key pieces of category data that enable us to make efficient business decisions and keep us on track; such as range optimisation, priority lists, risks and opportunities and KPI tracking.
Analyse the customer EPOS and data, working closely with the customer Category Manager to deliver customer specific insights
Deliver category foresight to shape our plan
Respond to internal category insight requests to shape our plan
Update scorecards that track progress against key category KPIs
This role requires out of hours working – Sunday evenings (or early Monday morning) and early mornings (before 8am) on Wednesday and Friday.
To do this role you’ll need:
· Ability to assimilate multiple data sources to provide compelling insight, and make efficient and effective use of data.
· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, tailoring for different audiences e.g internal teams through to third party sales agencies.
· Previous insight/category management experience (preferred)
In return we offer:
· Great career progression
· Range of in-house training
· Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits
We know its important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.
Closing date: 24 th August 2019
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