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Category Analyst - GM/HBC

Company: Raley's Supermarkets
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWho We Are The Raleys Companies is a private, family-owned, and purpose-driven retail company headquartered in West Sacramento, CA. Since our founding in 1935, our store operations have grown to include more than 235 locations across four states and four Tribal Nations under eight well-known banners: Raleys, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, Raleys O-N-E Market, Bashas, Food City, AJs Fine Foods and Bashas Din Market. In addition, The Raleys Companies bridges the divide between the physical and digital retail experiences through the operation of Apium Logistics, Fieldera and FieldTRUE. Built on a higher purpose, the organization and our over 21,000 employees are committed to quality offerings, exceptional service and doing right by our team members, communities, and planet. -Today, -the Raleys, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Raleys O-N-E Market banners carry -on Toms -legacy of -innovation -by serving as more than grocery stores. -Our purpose of changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time, -has made -Raleys -a trusted source for nutrition and wellness. -We strive to enhance transparency and education in the food system to help customers make more informed, healthy food choices. We also serve as -the destination for the best fresh products, affordable offerings, and personalized service. -Perks & Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, paid weekly
  • Eligible for annual incentive bonus
  • Flexible, hybrid, and remote work options based upon location and the needs of the business (must reside in CA or NV)
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 401(k) including company contributions and matching funds
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualified courses
  • Scholarship opportunities for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off
  • Family leave and time off
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness Programs (Raleys Healthy Lifestyles)
  • Flexible Spending Account (pre-tax - commuter, childcare, and medical expenses)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Corporate store and discount programs (10% off groceries, free items)
  • Discounts to amusement parks, gym memberships, mobile phone plans, etc. -
  • Employee Assistance Program (free financial, legal, and mental health services)
  • Charitable contribution opportunity and volunteer time off and community events
  • Full onsite fitness center
  • Pop up grocery market
  • All you can eat fruit bar
  • Laptop and mobile device (Mac is an option!) -ResponsibilitiesWhat You Will DoAs a Category Analyst you are responsible for compiling research data, analyzing and interpreting the research information, and creating recommendations on achieving category development objectives. - The Category Analyst also supports the development of a comprehensive marketing plan that will improve the performance of a category. - Team Members in this position provide analytical and resource support to Category Managers. - This job classification requires retail, inventory, and pricing knowledge with the proven ability to formulate marketing plans that support department objectives and goals. - -How You will Make a Difference
    • You will be responsible for conducting research, producing analyses, and recommending actions to optimize category sales and margin performance. -
    • You will use state-of-the-art computer systems to conduct effective research and analysis of category performance including forecasting category sales targets, product placement, assortment, and promotional lift analysis. -
    • You will gather and analyze category performance across a variety of indicators, including sales, gross profit, margins, and market share. Obtaining data from a variety of internal and external sources, including internal databases, syndicated sales data software (AC Nielsen tools) and from vendors and manufacturers. -
    • You will analyze item assortment, create recommendations for efficient assortment, develop solutions for product promotion, pricing, and shelf-placement, and analyze current pricing structure to assist in the development of pricing strategies by monitoring the impact of current strategies, new competition, and market trends. -
    • You will perform shelf management analyses to monitor equitable sales performance and space allocation. -
    • You will develop recommendations on promotional items and develops post-event performance analyses by item within the category.
    • You will support the development of the category marketing plans, writing evaluations of category marketing plans in order to measure implementation success, compliance and results. -
    • You will produce weekly category metrics reporting and create ad hoc reports as requested. -
    • You will tracks consumer and product trends, evaluating the competitive changes in the different markets we serve.
    • You will establish and maintain effective business relations with vendors, brokers, manufacturer representatives and professional trade groups. -QualificationsWho You Are
      • You like to work in a fast-paced environment
      • You take initiative -
      • You are detail-oriented and value accuracy
      • You demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
      • You have the ability to gain alignment across a diverse stakeholder group around priorities and plans in support of key business objectivesHow you align with our FAMILY valuesFearless: Youre -passionate about solving complex problems.Accountable: Your work shows you -care, -and you care as much as your passion for people.Memorable: -You make lasting impressions and connections.Inspiring: Youre not afraid to THINK BIG!Learning: You are consistently learning and staying up to date -with -current business and professional trends.YOU: -You make an immediate and lasting impact -in -everything you do. -Must Haves
        • Bachelors degree in business, marketing, finance or a related field and a minimum of two or more (2+) years of related analytical or retail sales/merchandising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of category management.
        • Knows and applies financial/analytical skills as evidenced by successful college coursework or practical experience.
        • Knows the fundamental concepts of sales and merchandising, promotion planning and category performance analysis.
        • Understands consumer research methodologies and techniques.
        • Understands competitor, brand, and supplier strategies along with thorough understanding of the supply chain.
        • Proven understanding of the retail method of accounting.
        • Experience with data analysis utilizing sales data (REDS), customer retail scan data, as well as syndicated market data (AC Nielsen tools) -
        • Ability to write queries. -Physical Demands - Employees may occasionally experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
          • Work is performed in a business office environment.
          • Occasional travel to outside locations or meetings may be required. -Permanent residency in California or Nevada is a condition of employment for this position. This means a job offer may be denied or rescinded and, if employed, employment may be terminated if an applicant/team member ceases to reside in California or Nevada. -Internal Applicants: No disciplinary action during the past 6 months. Your current leader must recommend that you apply for this position and provide endorsement upon request from HR. You must upload a resume and answer all application questions

Keywords: Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento , Category Analyst - GM/HBC, Professions , West Sacramento, California

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