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Category Space Analyst

Chicago, IL 60632

Posted: 05/29/2024 Industry: CRM Job Number: 143320

Job Description

Job Description
We are looking for a Category Space Analyst with a passion for the Industry. This position will work in a team environment with a focus on developing insights, identifying opportunities and communicating recommendations to lead future industry growth to our internal partners and external retail customers.  Searching for an individual who takes ownership of their work and always pushes themselves and others to reach higher and achieve more.

  • Build strong relationship with retailer as trusted Category advisor across all areas of the business
  • Develop impactful category analyses and consumer insights using a range of syndicated and non-syndicated data sources
  • Synthesize learnings from various sources to create clear and impactful selling stories in a visually appealing manner using PowerPoint
  • Effectively educate internal teammates and external customers on growth opportunities through clear and impactful communications
  • Partner with Sales team to engage external retailer buying team in defined territories with goal of identifying opportunities to grow the category
  • Use space planning software to effectively merchandise the department according to category and retailer strategy

Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong passion for the industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Management, Engineering, Mathematics or similar field
  • Moderate to Advanced proficiency utilizing Microsoft Excel to manipulate and organize data
  • Moderate to Advanced proficiency utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint to organize and visualize the story line for presentations
  • Ability to understand information, develop insights and identify opportunities when analyzing large data sets
  • Ability to translate findings and recommendations into a concise and effective selling story
  • Ability to confidently present insights, opportunities and recommendations to internal or external stakeholders in a persuasive manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Category Management or Sales experience in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Shelf management and planogram creation experience (JDA, Apollo, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with syndicated data, software, and measures (IRI, Nielsen, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with shopper panel information data, software and measures (IRI, Nielsen, Numerator, Retailer Loyalty data, etc.)
  • Experience with dash boarding software such as PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau, or Spotfire

Desired Traits:
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self-starter who will take ownership of work and drive results
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Team-Oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

Envision, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kim Zarinelli
Senior CPG Recruiter

Hello, My name is Kim Zarinelli and I have been working for Envision LLC. for 16 years. I really enjoy the company I work for and I truly enjoy meeting the people I help locate new career opportunities for. I am a Senior Recruiter focused on the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. I am always looking for solid  candidates with 2 to 5 years of Category Space Planning, Category Manager, Category Analyst, Sales Analyst, and Category Analytics experience. Feel free to send me your resume at I would love to meet you and help you locate your next career opportunity! 

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