Merchandising Analyst - WFH during Covid-19

Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration 12 Months
Status Freelance
Rate Up to $30.30/hr DOE
Our CPG client is hiring a Merchandising Analyst to work on a 12 month gig!

As Merchandising 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 analysis to take corrective action if necessary).
• Collaborate with an internal team of CVS professionals in Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations.
• Analyze sales records and inventory levels of current stock
• Program administration including vendor and item setup, product disposition plans, merchandising in select CVS/Pharmacy locations, as well as other tasks, as needed
• Develop and maintain a strong understanding of current competition; search out new competitive opportunities and make recommendations.

The ideal Merchandising Analyst for this role has:
- A minimum of three to five years analytical experience in a business environment. Ability to multi-task several concurrent requests and quickly pull together data
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 1 to 3 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position
• 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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