Marketing Analyst - Assistant Category Specialist - Other Areas

Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Months
Status Freelance
Rate Up to $31/hr (DOE)
Our CPG client is hiring a Marketing Analyst to work on a 12 month gig!

As Marketing Analyst , you'll:
- 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 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

The ideal Marketing Analyst for this role has:
- 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

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