Category Manager

Are you good with analytics and technology? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of AI implementation? This is the job for you.

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Job Description

Position Description:

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team building the next generation of cognitive computing and big data analytics capabilities. These new capabilities will drive a state-of-the-art platform and services which will provide customers and business partners with actionable insights and analytics to improve performance, reduce risks and provide measurable competitive advantages, across domains such as supply chain management, sales strategy, and consumer marketing. This company has distinguished itself as an early thought leader within the Cognitive Computing space and has built an impressive client list of top companies implementing innovative solutions. This position will be on-site for a multi-year agreement in the DC area. 


  • Work with other Business Analysts and client personnel to:
    • Understand and document clients current and future Trade Promotion business functions and processes
    • Understand and document the interconnections between Trade Promotion and other business functions and processes
    • Understand and document the key KPIs and measurements involved in the processes
    • Understand and document the key challenges faced by client personnel in the course of implementing the processes
    • Derive and document any specific business requirements for the implementation
    • Understand and model the benefits to be gained from the system implementation (this includes creating cost-benefit analysis (CBA) models)
    • While accomplishing project tasks provide guidance to other Business Analysts, as needed
  • Work with Technical Analysts and client personnel to:
    • Derive, specify, and document data requirements for the engagement from the process knowledge
    • Derive, specify, and document appropriate integration constraints with respect to implementation in the clients’ ecosystem e.g., to integrate with client’s Trade Promotion Management systems or with Visualization systems such as Power BI and Tableau
  • Work with Technical Analysts and Engineering team to:
    • Describe the client business processes and system requirements
    • Answer questions from the team – this may require obtaining supplemental information from the client
    • Review and refine the overall system approach
    • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Work with all project participants to:
    • Test the solution and assist in debugging issues

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years hands on experience as a business analyst
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an external client-facing role
  • Minimum of 5 years of Consumer Products & Goods (CPG) industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience within Trade Promotion Management and Optimization
  • Knowledge of other related Category Management functions including Assortment and Pricing
  • Strong documentation skills especially in documenting requirements using different approaches such as use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and state charts, data dictionaries, class or entity relationship diagrams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to clearly communicate with business and technical personnel both internally and externally (this includes documentation, presentations and individual analysis sessions)
  • High comfort level with multiple technology areas such as Business Intelligence, ERP systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Able to make (and defend) informed decisions on a wide range of complex business and technical issues
  • Possess distinct problem-solving and analytical skills, combined with strong business sense
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools including Visio

Desired Skills:  

  • Experience with BI, Data Mining, and Data Visualization tools
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets

(Excel, R, Python, etc.)



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