PPG is hiring a Category Analyst to partner with our Menards
account, based at the Menards Eau Claire, WI Headquarters! As a
Category Analyst, you will work extensively with point-of-sale
data, inventory and forecasting systems to support our Account Team
operations. Key areas of responsibility include pulling, organizing
and analyzing data to generate business reports. As well as analyze
promotional performance, manage inventory, build volume buys and
forecast sales. You will work intimately with several functional
areas including the Account Sales Team, Marketing, Supply Chain and
- Work with Menards inventory system and Supply Chain to
effectively manage inventory and forecasting.
- Analyze and generate reports on sales data. Included are weekly
tracking reports, productivity reports and ad hoc reports. Ability
to continually improve and refine these reports over time by
proactively talking to account and marketing team members to assess
- Serve as the primary contact for data and analysis support for
all requested Menards reports. Collect and organize intelligence on
rebates, pricing adjustments, product and category tests, new
product introductions, and promotions.
- Serve as the primary data support person for line reviews,
generating presentation slides and content to support the
continuation and expansion of sales programs.
- Use point-of-sale data combined with syndicated market research
data to assess the effectiveness of existing programs and to
recommend possible changes.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 2 to 3 years of experience in business or related field
preferred. Retail experience in home center channel preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of applications (Excel, PowerPoint,
Microsoft Office) required.
- Proven experience in business data analytics with a strong
understanding of correlation and causality.
- Ability to balance multiple projects with tight deadlines,
desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and ability to learn
quickly on the job.
- Experience with problem-solving and strong relational skills to
communicate effectively with internal customers to define, analyze,
solve, and implement solutions for current problems.
- Ability to build long term customer relationships, as well as
possess capabilities to influence others.
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