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Category Specialist

  • Location: Woonsocket, 02895
  • Salary: 40.92
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 days ago

Interested in getting into the high-in-demand healthcare field? Check out this opportunity!
Position: Category Specialist 
Location: Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hourly Rate: $ 40.92/hr.
Term: 6 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Contribute directly to sales and margin goals for Facial Care
  • Analyze relevant data and incorporate findings and recommendations into category strategies.
  • Drive tactical execution of day-to-day plan activities (i.e. build off-shelf plans, track promotional period and perform post appraisal to take corrective action if necessary).
  • Collaborate with an internal team of client professionals in Pricing, Promotion, Marketing, Loyalty and Personalization, Visual Merchandising, and Finance
  • Contribute to planogram reset process (strategy and execution)
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers to collaborate on effective promotional offers, events, and off shelf opportunities. Manage all promotional ad plans from strategy development to adjustments and display programs.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of current competition. Search out new competitive opportunities and make recommendations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the market. Research customer product preferences, supplier prices and the competitive environment.
  • Always looking for new white space opportunities.
  • Become an expert in all internal tools and reporting databases
  • Thoroughly review all monthly promotional offers to ensure accurate data is submitted
  • Track effectiveness of promotional plans, continually adjust plans as the business changes to ensure accurate forecasting
  • Key support in the planogram reset process by working with the suppliers to get their new items set up at client stores, analyzing data to identify insights and planogram recommendations, and supporting manager in senior level presentations.

Is it a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Candidates need to have 2 to 3 years of experience with Retail or Consumer Product Goods.
  • Bachelors Degree preferred

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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