Category Management Analyst
Philips Consumer Lifestyle - Connecticut

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Philips Consumer Lifestyle is one of our three sectors whose primary goal is to meet consumer's most important needs in a progressive and futuristic way. As an integral part of the insight-led business, you will be working in a collaborative culture on some of the top consumer brands such as Sonicare, Norelco and AVENT, to enhance experiences and well-being for consumers around the world. If you are interested in an array of development and growth opportunities to demonstrate your impact both personally and professionally, come create your legacy here.

Category Management Analyst:
This is an essential role providing category expertise enhancing retail partnerships by increasing category sales and aiding in fact based selling. Contribution leveraging shopper insights and trends to uncover sales opportunities for retail accounts, sales teams and internal departments.

Manage syndicated data and reporting at the HQ level (Nielsen and NPD reporting)

Increase category leadership by providing analytical support to Field Sales and Marketing on category management projects.

Co-own assortment and lead planograming activities. Present account specific category plans providing analysis, interpretation and recommendations improving total category performance

Support creation and presentation of account specific category reviews providing unbiased analysis, interpretation and recommendations to improve an accounts category performance.

Analyze syndicated data and shopper information

Manage category development toolkit: .

Syndicated data (Nielsen and/or NPD), retailer POS, and shopper insight

Shelf planning software and images

Turnkey presentations that sales teams can customize for use as part of their own account meetings

Provide actionable category analysis to Senior Management.

Assist with shopper insights projects driving improved merchandising and buyer conversion opportunities. Work closely with Category Managers and Shopper Insights Managers

Key challenges include

Further immersing candidate into the category management process and learning the methods of category management

Helping foster and understanding of category management with the broader Philips CLNA organization

Helping Philips category development penetrate into accounts where current levels of influence and interaction are low


Candidates must possess technical and analytical and reporting skills

Microsoft Office, ability with Excel and Powerpoint,

Experience preparing and presenting, fact based recommendations

Exposure to- IRI, Nielsen or NPD prefered

General experience analyzing information/data

Space Management software knowledge a plus (ProSpace/Intercept, Apollo or Spaceman)

Experience in a consumer packaged goods company or category management preferred

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Market Research or related field and typically requires 1-2 years of related experience in Sales, Marketing, or Marketing Research

Philips is an equal opportunity employer.

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