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Category Analyst

Hain Daniels Group
Post Date: 10/23/2018
End Date:  01/23/2019
Recruiter: Hain Daniels Group
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire East Midlands
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: Sales/Commercial
Employment type: Full time
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Category Analyst
Job reference: 677~

The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we currently recruiting for a Category Analyst. 4 days a week will be based at our client in London and 1 day a week you'll work from the Fruit site in Corby.

This role acts as the link between Orchard and M&S, helping todevelop and maintain strong, professional relationships whilst deliveringtowards daily and strategic commercial objectives.

Working across categories : Prep fruit, Drinks, Desserts

On a day to day basis you will monitor and analyse sales performance,developing recommendations with the aim of increasing forecast accuracy, drivingsales, minimising waste, and maximising product availability. You will identifytrends and seek opportunities to drive the category forward and continually addvalue to both the supplier, retailer and customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review performance and build an accurate and robust forecast based on customer demand, historic sales, event uplifts, seasonality etc.

  • Continual analysis of product area ranges to establish opportunities within trading areas to drive sales growth

  • Post event analysis to assess the success of promotions and work with M&S teams to determine which is the most effective mechanic by growth metric

  • Work closely with planning to ensure they aware of any changes to forecasts, orders, etc. in good time
  • Propose initiatives around new business ways of working to drive optimisation and benefits within the retail supply chain

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Competent with Excel (pivot tablets, generating reports, VLOOKUP’s, etc.)

  • Ability to analyse and interpret large amounts of data

  • Strong IT skills to develop templates and tools for all to use

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

About Us / what we do:  

At our Corby site we manufacture freshly prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and fresh fruit patisserie and fruit jellies for the retail channel. For over 30 years, Orchard House Foods have remained the UK’s market leader in ready-to-eat fresh fruit products, fresh fruit patisserie and drinks for leading UK retailers. Our commitment to innovation and NPD is renowned, as is our investment in our people. Our manufacturing sites and processes are some of the best invested and cutting-edge in the industry and are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturing, Grade A.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.

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