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Merchandising Category Analyst | Talent500 | 2 - 4 Years | T978-1387

Role Objective: Merchandising strategy, pricing, and promotion are essential to driving consumer perception and operational execution for Giant Eagles retail outlets. Each of these functions is important to the categories within our merchandising teams. The goal of this role is to provide support to the category management in a variety of areas that will be important to the success of the team and the organization. The primary function of the role is to become the key point of analytical contact between the merchandising analytics team and category management on all aspects of the category including strategic thought partnership and managing day-to-day ad hoc requests.
Essential Responsibilities: Analyze data needed to support the category management team on a strategic-basis and ad hoc-basic. Interpret findings and act as an analytical "thought partner" for category teams to assist in making decisions on assortment, space, pricing, promotion, displays and marketing tactics. Participate in monitoring regular prices vs competition, strategic objectives, and provide recommendations along with "what-if" scenarios to category teams to ensure items prices are aligned with pricing strategy and financial goals. Build and maintain in-depth knowledge on customer behavior, market trends, and price and promotions for assigned categories, including Giant Eagle and competitive market. Become an expert user and key developer of Merchandising Analytics, Pricing and Promotions tools and provide feedback on future enhancements Lead and execute key projects as needed, ensuring timely and accurate deliverables. Ensure productivity and efficiency by setting goals that meet the needs of the business
Essential / Technologies: Microsoft Office Teams Proficient with Microsoft Excel functionality Experience working with large sets of data SQL, SAS or other Programming Language a plus
Good to Have Skills / Technologies: Merchandising Experience: Price, Promotion, Display Planning, Inventory or Space Management
Bangalore, KA, IN