Analyst, Category Development in Florham Park, NJ at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

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Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products. 

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.
 



Job Description

The Category Development Analyst performs a valuable role in building a strong partnership with key retailers by analyzing and providing actionable insights around specific programs that deliver against category and customer priorities.  This position is responsible for working on the analysis and reporting of category management foundations and directives throughout the organization for the Drug and Convenience channels. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Category Management team and the directives based on Industry Trends & Consumer Insights by collaborating with various third party data sources and constructing dynamic presentations around key consumer trends that are driving the category dynamics.
  • Work as strong internal resource for accessing internal knowledge and translating it into action to identify opportunities in the assigned retailer and facilitating solution development with the account team and other team members.
  • Leverage data an established guidelines to deliver best-in-class merchandising recommendations at the retailer level.
  • Develop standardized category review templates to help drive actionable insights.
  • Optimization of category management tools – assortment and space management
  • Develop and employ standardized processes for SKU rationalization and new item projections.
  • Sales projections methodology and communication.
  • Assist with any research and lead projects to deliver category solutions benefitting both the customer and the category

Job Requirements

  • 2+ years of Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience, preferably FMCG, primarily Category Management driven
  • Prior experience working with IRI/Nielsen syndicated and panel data required
  • Advanced Consumer Data (Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel Data, Nielsen Data Retrieval/Analysis, JDA) knowledge
  • Prior experience working directly with account teams preferred
  • This person must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Microsoft Office (very strong Excel/PowerPoint), IRI, Customer and Syndicated Data
  • JDA Space Management Skills 
  • Ability to build relationships and senior level engagement
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task and follow-up when responses are needed
  • Problem solver with a solutions oriented mindset
  • Understand the value of listening to customers, gaining insights and moving objectives forward
  • Must be an articulate communicator who can quickly synthesize data

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-200-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.



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