Pinnacle Foods

Category Analyst

US-OH-Cincinnati | US-OH-Cincinnati
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Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at  


Category Leadership Analyst - Kroger


The Category Analyst, will report to the Director of Category Leadership (“DCL”) and will provide on-going support critical to effectively manage Pinnacle’s total portfolio of brands, providing analytical support for Kroger, as well as National support as needed. Utilize multiple data sources including syndicated data (IRI), retailer POS data (Market6), and loyalty data (84.51) to develop and maintain monthly reports, glean deeper category insights, and develop and co-deliver fact-based category presentations to support our customer selling strategies.




Includes the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop and maintain weekly/monthly management reports recapping IRI and POS.
  • Develop compelling fact-based presentations for customer and internal audiences.
  • Support shelving, merchandising, assortment and retail pricing (SMART) objectives.
  • Provide the Category and Sales Team with post promotional analysis in support of display, feature and price point compliance, and forecasting to improve future event effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Shopper, Marketing, and Space Management resources to develop insights led, efficient and differentiated “Customer First” solutions at shelf.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below 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.


  • Adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
  • Able to work effectively with Cross Functional Teams
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – independent thinker, decisive, nimble.





  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or Marketing required




  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in consumer products industry preferred
  • Detail oriented, organized, and strong analytical thinker
  • Highly motivated, reliable and resourceful professional with practical sales experience
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, multi-task and prioritize under pressure
  • Additional understanding of customer specific systems is a plus
  • Syndicated data experience a plus (IRI/Nielsen)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Expertise in Excel/ databases required






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Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.



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