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Category Analyst

Category Analyst

Posted 4 April by Per-scent Easy Apply Featured Ended

Job Title : Category Analyst

Department : Category Department / Sales

Location : Manchester

Reporting to : Head of Merchandise Planning


This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join an established, market leading FMCG distribution business operating in the prestigious branded fragrance industry. Per-Scent is constantly exploiting new opportunities that require enthusiastic, passionate and capable people to support them in this growth.


The ideal candidate will have broad commercial experience, ideally with a mixed merchandising and analytical background. Experience in the following areas preferred;

  • Demand / forecast analysis
  • Analysis of In Season Trading utilising customer stock & sales models
  • Range analysis & planning
  • Sales account management and/or coordination
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, including data modelling, lookups and pivot tables


  • Workflow mapping and influencing supply chain metrics
  • Grocery supplier portals
  • E-Commerce


  • Analysis of customer retail sales data with appropriate recommendations on sales patterns, stock and forecasts.
  • Support for the preparation of presentations and bids.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reporting related to sales business metrics, workflow, planning, forecasting and KPI performance.


  • Can do attitude, with an appetite for continuous learning.
  • Ability to influence people at all levels.
  • Strong team work.
  • The ability to operate independently against prioritised requirements.
  • The ability to be able to manage simultaneously a number of complex issues and continue to support driving the operation in the right direction.
  • Someone who can work well under pressure in a calm manner, and doesn’t get distracted from the end goal.
  • To be a self-starter with energy who is able to consistently deliver a high quality of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Someone who has the ability to operate and communicate with both customers, internal colleagues and senior directors in the business.

Required skills

  • Merchandising
  • Analytical Background

Reference: 34825908

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