Senior Category Analyst Remote

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This is a REMOTE (work from home) Position, Must live on the East Coast


Do you have IRI/Nielsen and Excel Experience?  Do you have experience in the CPG Industry?  If so, this could be a great opportunity for you!  Check it Out!


Our award-winning environment is high-energy, team-oriented and committed to providing world-class service to our customers.  We foster a winning culture by leveraging your skills, enthusiasm and creativity! 


As the category expert you will drive sales by creating and designing top level presentations incorporating retailer or syndicated data and utilizing various research materials & tools available through our internal teams.  You will partner with Sales and Business Intelligence team members to present key findings, along with actionable insights, to recommend changes, create effective planograms and drive results for our clients and customers.  




Essential Functions:

  • Provide analytical support for Space and Category Management projects utilizing retailer and/or syndicated data, industry-standard reports and Acosta’s proprietary Space analysis tools
  • Use Space-related insights to develop and maintain Best in Class planograms; implement approved recommendations, clients’ shelving standards and customer-specific objectives
  • Partner with Business Managers and other Business Intelligence (BI) associates to create sales presentations addressing client or customer business issues; ensure quality results of final deliverables
  • Identify category space optimization opportunities, gain support for proposed changes and follow through on implementation
  • Create client-specific reports measuring performance against strategic initiatives and objectives; update and refresh weekly and monthly dashboards for assigned clients
  • Keep abreast of clients’ Key Performance Indices (KPIs), strategies and innovation; share information with BI and Sales partners
  • Engage with data/tool vendors to manage quality control of data sources, ensuring accuracy of all reports/deliverables



Education Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience, including a minimum of three (3) year in the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) industry
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience utilizing Apollo, Spaceman or JDA Space Management software, including advanced expertise in Space Analytics
  • Demonstrate an advanced degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications, including Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Power BI preferable
  • Effectively and independently conduct data mining operations utilizing retailer or syndicated data (IRI/Nielsen), CPG math concepts and standard analytical tools
  • Self starter; identify and leverage relevant data to diagnose situations, identify potential solutions and drive results
  • Clearly and concisely communicate relevant information and present to business partners, clients and customers
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects


The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:

People Minded – Must show dignity and respect to all people
Integrity – Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior
Results Oriented – Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed
Trust – Must be honest, sincere and confident
Teamwork – Must build trusting relationships
Innovation – Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision
Balance – Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life


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