Category Analyst

Posted 4 April by Per-scent Easy Apply Featured

Job Title : Category Analyst

Department : Category Department / Sales

Location : Manchester

Reporting to : Head of Merchandise Planning

COMPANY OVERVIEW

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.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

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

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • 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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