Category Insight Analyst

Source 4 Personnel Solutions
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A forward thinking and premium supplier of fresh fish and raw ready to eat fish, who work with all of UK’s major retailers are looking for a Category Insight Analyst to join their team in Chessington!
In return, you will receive 20 (+8) days holiday, staff sales, life assurance and pension!
Your duties will include-Utilizing own analytical thinking and other recognized analytical tools and techniques to deliver insightful, robust and helpful analysis -Meeting Category Insight, Sales and other business requirements for timely, accurate and comprehensive Category analysis and subsequent reporting -Understanding then meeting and delivering against existing or emerging reporting (and business planning) cycles and deadlines -Creating imaginative, influential and well-structured business presentations and infographics for internal and external audiences (including retail customers) -Supporting promotional calendars and creating a range review calendar
Data Management -Maintaining (to 100% accuracy) continuous market research databases -Resolving any areas of conflict and managing then concluding all data reconciliation between agencies -Harnessing i2c knowledge to provide clear Category and shopper insight, becoming the go to person for shopper-related queries -Managing (and challenging) expectations around data delivery and reporting (internal customers and external providers)
Category Management -Supporting the Head of Category Insight (delivering in-depth analysis, insights, recommendations and thought leadership):-Range reviews, ad-hoc category reviews and NPD briefs -Gaining NPD listings through compelling story telling -Refreshing the current Category drivers enabling the business to become more format (online, convenience) focused and led
Space Planning -Understanding and implementing creative ways of bringing to life planograms, although currently no space planning software is available -Delivering relevant Category analysis, reporting and insights to meet pre-determined and ad-hoc deadlines -Excellent numerical and verbal reasoning capability
Experience required-Significant experience of managing, comparing and understanding multiple data point then trouble-shooting obvious disconnects -Good communication (including formal presentation), relationship-building and stakeholder management skills gained in a fast-paced commercial environment -Proven influencing and selling skills an aptitude for compelling report writing -Successful project/activity management of multiple, often conflicting, requirements and deadlines -Commercial insight, particularly when recommending new approaches or investment in new data sources -Some understanding of retail, sales and how organisations work -A solid track record of delivery -Microsoft Office especially Excel and PowerPoint to advanced level
Desirable -It would be helpful if candidates are able to demonstrate: -FMCG or previous food production/food retail exposure -Previous data agency experience e.g. Nielsen, IRI, Kantar or similar

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Please note: As you can appreciate we are currently overwhelmed with applications of individuals looking for both short term and permanent work and we can therefore only contact those applications that have relevant skills for positions that we currently have available. Should you not hear from us within a week, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Source4 are an equal opportunities employer and complies with all relevant UK legislation. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to attend a full registration with one of our Consultants which will involve you providing a current passport, any relevant visas, a proof of address and completing relevant tests and a full competency based interview.
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