Pinnacle Foods

  • Category Analyst

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At 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.



    The Category Analyst, will report to the Headquarter Senior Manager of Category Leadership and will provide on-going support critical to effectively manage Pinnacle’s total portfolio of brands, providing metrics and analytical support for Headquarter Category Leadership, as well as key cross functional headquarter teams as needed.



    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

    • Reporting against the performance of key business initiatives (“Big Bets”) and opportunity areas across the portfolio (share/sales trends, Inventory, ad hoc administrative support)
    • Utilize IRI data to glean category / consumer insights to assist in building Consumer and Shopper centric category selling stories. Insights focused against shelving, merchandising, assortment, and retail pricing (SMART) objectives
    • Utilize key insights from household panel, custom studies, and general market research findings (i.e. Mintel), etc., to build compelling category selling stories and uncover opportunities for our brands and retail partners
    • Develop additional inspiring sales presentations as necessary to support departmental initiatives, Sales Leadership and Executive Leadership as needed



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to excel in this role.


    • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
    • Strong analytical skill set (ability to analyze data from numerous sources, draw conclusions and make recommendations)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Able to work effectively with Cross Functional Teams
    • Entrepreneurial spirit




    • 1-2 years professional experience preferred (including internships and/or co-ops) within packaging/consumer products industry, but not required
    • 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 (like Wakefern’s PPI or EYC) is a plus
    • Syndicated data experience a plus (IRI/Nielsen) 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel; Expertise in Excel preferred



    Bachelor’s Degree in Business required. Master’s degree preferred.






    Less than 10%



    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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