Category Analyst at Nestlé (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Position Summary
It takes ALL of us to do what we do at a world-class level, but it's the insights, data, and subject matter expertise our Category Analysts bring to the table that makes us a long-standing leader in the larger Pet Care Category. We give you the high charge of helping develop customer business plans, providing financial analysis, leveraging analytical data/insights, and developing category plans to achieve overall category growth around sales, market share, and profit objectives. You'll partner closely with a Category Manager to grow the category in ways that will challenge you to think outside of what sits on the retail shelf. Your collective experiences at Purina will far surpass your achievements in growing category sales.
We offer opportunities at the global scale and cross-functional experiences that will diversify your knowledge, insight, and your background. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the mix?

  • Deliver consistent, detailed, and accurate category analysis (4P) overview
  • Provide timely, value-added insights, and recommendations to the customer that develops proper relations, rapport, and helps achieve category and customer objectives
  • Utilize syndicated data, consumer data (loyalty and point of sale), internal data, and shopper data to uncover opportunities and provide analytical recommendations
  • Supports work on setting the visual store set recommendation (set room or digital)
  • Works directly with the Category Development Team on special projects and day to day requests for insights
  • Will have some responsibility for Modular (plan-o-gram) development, production, & item maintenance to ensure data integrity
  • Presents category insights to customers
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic omnichannel category business plans, including business, market, competitive, and shopper trends
  • Perform distribution opportunity analysis
  • Leverage analytical insights to develop actionable stories
  • Partner with Category Managers to perform omnichannel category/brand analysis for the retail customer

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • 1+ years' of experience in category development, business analytics, store/merchandising/distribution, or marketing
  • Experience with syndicated and shopper data (Nielsen, IRI, Retail Link, MADRID, PowerBI) is preferred
  • Experience working with larger retailers is preferred
  • Apollo/JDA (or other space management) skills
  • Must be able to travel up to 15%, or as business needs require


Requisition ID
168629

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.
The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [email protected] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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More Information on Nestlé
Nestlé operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Nestlé was founded in 2022. It has 201754 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 28 open jobs at Nestlé, click here.
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