Analyst - Purchasing (Promotions)

Analyst - Purchasing (Promotions)

Lidl US | Arlington, VA, US
Salary Range:$55,000 – $90,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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3500 S Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
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The Analyst - Purchasing (Food Promotions) is responsible for supporting the managers with tasks to profitably plan for all weekly and seasonal food promotions, based on market analysis and company objectives. This individual assists in proposing promotional items, planning sales, and setting retail prices for assigned promotional product categories as well as carrying out support functions for managers.

**Telework Policy allows for up to 5 days of work from home a week depending on business needs and manager discretion.**

What You’ll Do

• Support in planning and forecasting weekly and seasonal promotional assortments by the necessary deadlines
• Prepare promotional market analysis and propose new promotional products and strategy initiatives for assigned categories
• Analyze past sales to adapt and improve future planning
• Prepare weekly market pricing research for promotional items
• Accurately maintain item planning in the promotional planning system (APT)
• Review/confirm/maintain order data in German ordering system (FAP)
• Collaborate cross-functionally with supply chain, marketing, and purchasing administration departments to troubleshoot potential issues and ensure deadlines are met
• Proof and ensure information accuracy of items in the promotional leaflet and other marketing materials
• Monitor new product development timelines to ensure items can be planned for desired weeks
• Handle, respond to, and direct incoming correspondence and calls with corporate and international teams in a timely manner
• Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
• In lieu of a bachelors degree, 5 years of experience in a related field is required
• 1-2 years of experience in a related field.

• Strong communication skills
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Visio
• Strong financial acumen to help plan and achieve profitable promotions
• Strong time management skills to achieve deadlines
• Strong attention to detail

• Advanced German language skills
• This position commutes between stores, regional offices and/or distribution centers less than 25% of the time

What You’ll Receive

At Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That’s why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.

All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:

Medical | Dental | Vision coverage
Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)
401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)
And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates

In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave – 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.%3603454%