Category Analyst – Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA

Full time @Clark Associates posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Salary: $55,000 to $75,000+

Job Description
Category Analysts report on category growth, research market trends, and strategically set pricing for their product lines. They also source and onboard new products and brands and implement marketing strategies. While a Category Analyst will be an out-of-the-box thinker, they must also be analytically minded and able to compellingly present their data findings to stakeholders of their category. Candidates should be confident, creative, and desire to make an immediate impact on a busy and growing company. This position is full-time and located in Lancaster, PA, but is remote-friendly/hybrid-friendly for those within a 2-hour driving radius.

Category Analysts serve Clark’s procurement division, which buys products for our various distribution channels (industry leading Ecommerce platform WebstaurantStore.com, The Restaurant Stores, Clark National Accounts, Clark Food Service Equipment, and 11400, Inc.). In 2021, we did $2.5B in sales from a catalog of 400K+ SKUs.

Job Responsibilities

Research and add new items and brands
Collaborating with marketing teams to creatively promote product lines
Researching and strategizing growing market trends to maximize profitability
Enhancing effectiveness and shop-ability of our Ecommerce sales platform
Monitoring and reporting category sales growth
Creating and executing projects to increase sales and gross profit
Product testing to ensure quality and consistency

Skills & Requirements

Clear, confident, and persuasive communication
Creative and innovative thinker
Accurate data reporting and analysis skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Strong computer skills; emphasis in Excel
We consider applicants with diverse majors and work history; however, applicants frequently have education in Business Management, Supply Chain, Business Logistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing, or a related field. Relevant positions include Buyer, Procurement Analyst, Vendor Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Brand Analyst, and Marketing Analyst.

About Us
Clark Associates is the largest food service equipment and supplies dealer in the country. We are consistently recognized as one of Central Pennsylvania’s fastest growing companies! Our success comes from hiring only the best talent and keeping a strong focus on company culture and core values. Click here to learn more.

What We Offer

Market-competitive compensation package and yearly performance bonus
Great benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401k with company match, generous PTO, paid maternity and parental leave and more
Support for career growth and advancement including professional development and leadership courses, ongoing education and trainings, mentorships, company library and more
Flexible hours and remote-friendly/hybrid-friendly for those within a 2-hour driving radius
Work-life balance and wellness focused employer with on-site fitness Center and local gym discounts, free strength and yoga classes, standing desks, yearly BMI bonus and more
Thoughtful community support through the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation that donates over $3M to the local community annually, time off for monthly volunteer opportunities, charitable gifts to organizations you care about
Dog-friendly Office

Hiring Process
Qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview and then may be passed on to 1 or 2 rounds of in person interviews.

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