Provide dedicated analytical, presentation, and forecasting support to assigned customers/sales managers to maximize business opportunities and best serve key customers. Lead, execute, and manage customer marketing related promotional opportunities which support company goals and growth objectives.

Managerial Responsibilities:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Category Business Analyst

Area of Employment

Chicago, USA

Area of employment



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Your main responsibilities
  • Initiate and perform business analyses, identify issues and opportunities and make recommendations to Customer Strategy & Planning Manager with respect to:

  • Product Distribution & Pricing

  • Customer and Class-of-Trade Performance

  • Promotion Analysis

  • Competitive/Category Analysis

  • Forecasting Accuracy & Analysis

  • Merchandising Effectiveness & Shelf Placement

  • Partner and support Sales Managers to effectively serve trade customers by:

  • Mining consumer and category insights to identify customer opportunities

  • Developing and presenting category research findings/implications to our trade customers and make recommendations based on sales/research analysis

  • In conjunction with assigned Sales team members, develop annual volume and promotional plans and key monthly forecasting perspective

  • Represent Sales’ monthly forecast in Pre-Consensus/production meetings

  • Engaging with our trade partners to build knowledge of how information we provide can be consistently useful and impactful to sales

  • Providing field support during key calls

  • Serve as the internal Team Lead for several strategic accounts by developing consistent and compelling in-market programs designed to attain leading edge competitive positions with customers. Including:

  • Serve as an 'internal consultant' providing strategic thinking and perspective

  • Lead, facilitate, and develop overall strategic objectives and category management goals for account responsibility serving as the liaison between internal and external team members

  • Become internal expert on competitive activity and competitive analysis.

  • Develop and maintain competitor profiles

  • Customer marketing program design, material and promotion development

  • Evaluation of flexible, customized programs and packs to assigned customers

  • Ensure all communication, reports, analysis performance for accounts are accurate, timely, and consistent.

  • Support budgeting process for internal funds and expectations.

  • Fulfill Storck Company Values; Passion, Belonging, and Growth

  • Other duties as assigned

Your qualifications
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Strong teamwork, problem solving and communication skills

  • Knowledge of either IRI, or Nielsen data and software

  • Energetic and action oriented individual sought

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)

  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business curriculum

  • 1-3 years of category management, customer/shopper marketing, or sales planning experience; preferably with a CPG company.

What we offer

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions for an office environment in downtown Chicago, IL

Travel: Position may require up to 20% travel, including International

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