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Our founder, Bob Evans, often said, "Everybody is somebody at Bob Evans." Our team could not have learned from a better farmer, neighbor, or visionary. When you join the Bob Evans Farms family, you're joining employees who embody the values of hard work, honesty, and teamwork.Our founder, Bob Evans, often said, "Everybody is somebody at Bob Evans." Our team could not have learned from a better farmer, neighbor, or visionary. When you join the Bob Evans Farms family, you're joining employees who embody the values of hard work, honesty, and teamwork.

There's a re-awakening that's talking place at Bob Evans Farms, and we know that people make it all happen. Be it at our corporate headquarters, in a production plant, or in our Transportation division, you'll have opportunity to grow with the BEST. Join us as we revolutionize what should be the happiest time of the day - mealtime!

Business Analyst - Category Management

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Statement of Purpose

The Category Analyst plays a pivotal role in developing Bob Evans Foods retail business. This individual is primarily responsible for analyzing customer, market and consumer data in order to build sound business recommendations and develop high quality supporting presentations. This individual’s primary responsibility is to supply relevant and necessary insights (solutions/recommendations), which are gathered from consumption data (IRI & AC Nielsen), shipment data, spending, and consumer insights for improved decision making capabilities.

The majority of the analysis completed will be ad hoc or project based, with a significant emphasis on whether our trade promotion funds are being “maximized” and our pricing strategies effective. This position will work closely with the Sales, Marketing and Leadership team; all in the spirit of equipping our internal and external teams with actionable insights to positively impact our categories and brands.

Accountabilities

1. Provide regular consumption updates with an assessment of brand, category, and competitive issues/opportunities.
2. Fact Based Sales Support - Integrates information from many sources and develops actionable insights and recommendations in support of category and team initiatives. This work includes, but is not limited to, new product introductions, pricing analyses, seasonal reviews and programs, promotional planning and evaluation.
3. Specifically own process and necessary analytics to evaluate post event information and draw conclusions – focus on the objective of “maximization of funds”.
4. Track progress and impact of Retail Pricing strategies and work with the teams to assess and propose future pricing actions.
5. Provide assessment of Competitive Trade Marketing strategies (Assortment, Pricing, Promotions).
6. Manage ad hoc projects as defined by the team.
7. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge

• Ability to research, build, and deliver fact-based business reviews and market analysis
• Ability to manage multiple projects, work within tight timelines; retailer understanding in CPG environment a plus
• Strong quantitative, analytical and organizational skills
• Solid PC knowledge including Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Demonstrated strengths in analysis and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with enthusiasm and impact both verbally and written.
• Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
• Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Education/Experience
• College degree (BA, in business with graduate degree preferred) or equivalent experience
•1- 3 years of experience in an analyst role supporting category/sales for a major organization, preferred
• Experience within syndicated data (IRI, AC Nielsen, etc) databases a plus
• Experience with research and statistics a plus.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires approximately 20% travel.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Bob Evans Farms is constantly improving our sustainability and reducing our environmental impact at our manufacturing facilities, transportation center, and corporate campus. We partner with our suppliers to purchase products that are energy efficient, sustainably manufactured, and environmentally safe.

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History and Legacy

For more than 60 years, Bob Evans Farms has been delivering farm-fresh goodness — delicious, quick-to-table farm-fresh foods that are sold in grocery stores all over the country.

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