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Category Analyst

Company: PPG Industries, Inc.
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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 the Customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 their needs.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

ABOUT US:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday - everyday.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are "One PPG" to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday - everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Keywords: PPG Industries, Inc., Eau Claire , Category Analyst, Other , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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