Job ID 2019-15494

Category Support Analyst


Marketing/Category Management

1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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Our BCI Category Support Analyst leads and manages the Brand Cost Indexing (BCI) process in support of key stakeholders on the Merchandising & Marketing Service Center (MMSC) Category Teams with the goal of executing strategies for achieving optimized pricing and margin of private branded goods.

You will be involved in: 

Communication & Relationship Building

  • Communicating key BCI KPIs and Reporting across MMSC Category Teams
  • Maintaining regular contact with Category stakeholders to understand shifting pricing strategies and rule changes, as well as communicate BCI progress and concerns
  • Collaborating with Category stakeholders and the Cost Team to Implement approved pricing changes


Category & Vendor Management

  • Identifying new Gordon Food Service branded products for entry into the application.
  • Using actionable item list and historical/predictive reporting to develop product match recommendations for Category stakeholder review
  • Implementing approved products, matches, and indexing rules
  • Collaborating with the Cost Team to make approved pricing changes using required forms and including appropriate detail and timing
  • Creating and managing standardized reporting to support both new item identification and current item/rule status  
  • Utilizing tolerance-based reporting to identify actionable items (items out of tolerance, items with suboptimal rules
  • Developing a strategy for Following - Leading item price change synchronization
  • Improving ranges/rules for items using Cost data and syndicated benchmarks so that our brands can be much more aligned with and responsive to local market changes


Business Analytics

  • Collecting, analyzing, summarizing, and presenting KPIs and financial performance data to improve and optimize Following Item margin performance
  • Acquisition, accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of BCI Leading and Following Item core product data information
  • Collaborating with technical experts to develop and maintain process and reporting automation 


What we need from you:

  • At least 5 years of product/category knowledge or previous marketing experience preferred as typically obtained through a bachelor’s prepared education or a combination of applicable on-the-job experience and education, or an internship
  • Business Acumen - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Data Analysis / Analytics Skills - Proficiency in analyzing information; able to use analytics and associated tools (e.g., Google Suite, Excel, Microstrategy) in creative ways to tell the product story, garner buy-in, provide insights and to support decision-making



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