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Category Analyst

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A global leader in premium chocolate is seeking a Category Analyst with a track record in working with planogram development systems and a track record of agency management, project management and brief writing. If you have what it takes apply now!


  • Support the creation of a channel and category strategy and vision for the UK business
  • Support and lead Sales and Marketing departments in the areas of business information, category management, channel visibility materials and trade presentations
  • Initiate and manage category management projects with retailers
  • Work on key strategic projects with retailers, aiming to influence purchasing behaviour, drive in-store activity for the brand portfolio, and support the sales effort in the creation and implementation of innovative and effective trade support activities
  • Identify and monitor competitors, researching market conditions
  • Perform ad hoc analyses, shopper research projects and trade communications
  • Independently develop and initiate space management projects
  • Track the POS promotional execution
  • Conduct assortment and range reviews and provide planogram guidelines for selected Key Accounts


  • BCom Degree or suitable tertiary qualification
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Trade Marketing in FMCG industry
  • Previous experience in an analytical role
  • Prerequisites include a working knowledge of external market data software, with preference given to candidates who have mastered the use of IRI / Nielsen
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous track record in coordinating and managing trade related activities with marketing and sales, supporting category development, NPD launches, delivering tools and presentation materials for customer meetings
  • Track record in analysing market and customer data, building insights, and utilizing data systems, preferably IRI / Nielsen, Insights, systems
  • Track record in working with planogram development systems i.e. Dot Active
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity in delivering shop-floor activities (e.g. promotions and POS) to add value in line with brand objectives
  • Ability to display initiative and interpersonal skills, and able to work with cross-functional groups across multiple levels of the organization to deliver results
  • Track record of agency management, project management and brief writing
  • Track record in clearly articulating marketing strategies and goals to the sales organization to influence sales tactics and strategies
  • High level of personal organization
  • Skills in Data analysis, data interpretation and data management
  • Good Excel skills

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful

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Western Cape