Analyst, Category Development in Bentonville, AR at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

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Company Description

The Nature's Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and powders, and ethical beauty products, our purpose is to create a happier, healthier world using the power of science and nature. The brands of The Nature's Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Nature’s Bounty Co.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer 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 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 The Nature's Bounty Co.'s internal functions 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 assigned categories and retailers. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Developing and running weekly/monthly category and brand reports to help the team understand trends and analytics.
  • Leveraging data and analytics to deliver best-in-class merchandising recommendations at the retailer level. 
  • Presenting analytical findings to internal teams and our customer buyers.
  • Assisting with any research and lead projects to deliver category solutions benefitting both the customer and the category
  • Developing standardized category review templates to help drive actionable insights. 
  • Optimizing category management tools – assortment and space management.
  • Developing and employing standardized processes for SKU rationalization and new item projections.
  • Providing sales projections and communication leveraging advanced consumer data (Market Research, Consumer Decision Tree, Household Panel Data, Nielsen Data Retrieval/Analysis, JDA).
  • Supporting the Category Management team and its 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.
  • Working as a 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. 

Job Requirements

  • 2+ years of category management focused Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry experience required
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry strongly preferred
  • 2 + years of extensive experience working with Nielsen/IRI syndicated and panel data
  • Experience with CPG customer analytics and presenting these findings to internal teams and customer buyers preferably with Walmart
  • Experience working directly with account teams 
  • 2+ years of experience interacting directly with CPG industry customers
  • Microsoft Office, inclusive of strong Excel and PowerPoint
  • JDA Space Management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; must be an articulate communicator who can quickly synthesize data
  • Demonstrated ability to provide concise brand and category findings to drive distribution
  • Ability to build relationships and senior level engagement
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Must work well in a team environment and have a demonstrated ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Flexible to travel as needed
  • Bachelor's degree required

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 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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