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(Archived) Category Analyst- PetSmart

Last Updated: 2/22/21

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Category Analyst- PetSmart Job Description

It takes ALL of us to do what we do at a world-class level, but it’s the insights, data and subject matter expertise our Category Analysts bring to the table that makes us a long-standing leader in the larger Pet Care Category. We give you the high charge of helping develop customer business plans, providing financial analysis, leveraging analytical data/insights and developing category plans to achieve overall category growth around sales, market share and profit objectives. You’ll partner closely with a Category Manager to grow the category in ways that will challenge you to think outside of what sits on the retail shelf. Your collective experiences at Purina will far surpass your achievements in growing category sales.

We offer opportunities at the global scale and cross-functional experiences that will diversify your knowledge, insight and your background. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the mix?


  • Deliver consistent, detailed and accurate category analysis (4P) overview
  • Provide timely, value-added insights and recommendations to the customer that develops proper relations, rapport, and helps achieve category and customer objectives
  • Utilize syndicated data, consumer data (loyalty and point of sale), internal data and shopper data to uncover opportunities and provide analytical recommendations
  • Leads work on setting the visual store set recommendation (set room or digital)
  • Works directly with the buyers on special projects and day to day merchandising needs
  • Owns Modular (plan-o-gram) item maintenance to ensure data integrity
  • Present category insights to customers
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic category business plans, including business, market, competitive and shopper trends
  • Perform distribution opportunity analysis
  • Leverage analytical insights to develop actionable stories
  • Partner with Category Manager to develop category plans and perform category/brand analysis for the retail customer

Travel up to 15% or as business needs require.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

Experience (Years/Type):

  • 1+ years’ of experience in category development, business analytics, store/merchandising/distribution or marketing.
  • Experience with syndicated and shopper data (Nielsen, IRI, Retail Link, PowerBI) is preferred.

Skills: Project Management / Resource Allocation skills

  • Strong Presentation and Delivery of Insight skills
  • JDA Space Planning (or other space management) skills
  • Business Development and Financial Management skills
  • Database Management and Analytics skills
  • PC skills (in-depth knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

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Company Details

Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...