Position Summary: The Associate Data Analyst supports key organizational projects and initiatives that are essential to achieving short and long term business objectives. This position will consolidate data and build traditional statistical models such as linear regression as well as robust data sets. Support the Category reporting team through building continuous improvement into reporting.
Assist planner group in development of key recurring reports and processes utilizing tools such as Microstrategy, Tableau and Excel.
Support planner group on key category initiatives and evaluation of business cases through consolidation of data, building statistical models and creation of data sets.
Develop statistical modeling to support the decision making in areas of Marketing including campaigns/promotions, forecasting, budgeting and innovation.
Identify industry trends. Perform competitive analysis and financial benchmarks. Coordinate competitive price surveys. Procure and analyze samples as needed.
Audit databases (SAP ERP, JDA Assortment and Space Planning) to ensure accuracy of cost, retail, unit of measures and hierarchies.
Support the Category Planning and Development team on strategic projects and initiatives, including but not limited to:
Finance and Marketing joint business discovery on key areas of opportunity.
Enterprise Productivity and Marketing process improvement.
Ability to work well individually as well as in a team environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work with little or no supervision
Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven self-starter with demonstrated ability to make decisions
Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics, Statistics or Quantitative concentration preferred
1 to 2 years of experience preferred in business analysis, preferably in consumer goods or foodservice setting
Advanced Excel skills
MicroStrategy and IRI/Unify experience preferred
SAP and Tableau experience preferred
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data
Conceptual ability to develop robust models for forecasting and pricing
Ability to use statistical techniques such as regression analysis