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Sr Category Profit Improvement Analyst Job

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.

The Category Profit Improvement (CPI) team is looking for an analytical, strategically-minded Senior Analyst to drive projects that enhance margin by providing fact-based and data-driven guidance. The Senior Analyst will work with the Manager of Category Profit Improvement and Merchandise leaders in selecting vendors, brands, and SKU’s that result in increased sales and profit. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as strategic partner for the merchants by using data to make informed business decisions.
  • Conduct rigorous analysis and research, including: competitive benchmarking (space, brands, SKUs), market insights, customer insights (eg, surveys, loyalty analysis), vendor insight (cost structures) and extensive SKU/brand/vendor-level analysis (relative productivity, profitability, brand loyalty, SKU transferability, etc.).
  • Identify opportunities to enhance our assortment while improving costs and member value
  • Work with the Category Review team to develop "Ask" materials to be shared with vendors during negotiations.
  • Value savings opportunities during negotiations to support decision-making.
  • Track deals over time to ensure vendors and BJ’s are meeting their deal obligations.
  • Protect against claw-back, ensuring that vendors do not find ways to pull back the value over time.

 

 Requirements:

  • Understanding of retail merchandising basics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create and work through robust Excel models
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to effectively convey insights from analyses to merchant leaders
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with all levels of Merchandise leadership
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing work priorities
  • The candidate selected for this position will be a self-motivated, intellectually curious, and high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment.
  • Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent experience; Finance and/or other quantitative analytical degree a strong plus
  • Experience: 3+ years of relevant analytical experience with strong merchandise profitability understanding
  • Software: Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


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