Pinnacle Foods

  • Sr Trade Analyst

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job ID
  • Overview

    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   



    Work collaboratively in support of business analytics team primary as relates to Business performance, Trade investment and pricing strategies.  This information will be used extensively by HQ sales / Field sales and marketing organizations.  Knowledge of Syndicated data, trade Investment and general business acumen are critical to succeed in this role.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned.

    • Deliver analytic insights to support the Trade investment against annual team’s goals and objectives. These will have focus against customer based trade investments that drive both Retailer and pinnacle sales through driving greater trade spending efficiency
    • Takes ownership of selected customers in our trade optimization initiatives. This will entail utilizing existing tools and processes in close coordination with the business planners to evaluate sales and spending across our promoted product group’s at assigned customers
    • Support Headquarter Sales & Field Customer teams with continuous assessment of category and Pinnacle performance. This will have focus against Customer-level performance to identify risk and opportunities to growth and/or market share
    • Support cross-functional teams with analysis of business issues and develops recommendations to address. This will have a focus against pricing and customer investment.
    • Working with analytics team continues to evolve the trade optimization process established at Pinnacle. This will include model support and improvements, data integration as well reporting.
    • Collaborate and build relationships with cross-functional groups to help educate and influence behaviors as relates to trade investment optimization
    • With guidance from manager, define business issue & develop volume and profit implications with appropriate analytic information plan. Focus on pricing (price points, gaps) and trade by customer by brand.
    • Strengthen ability to effectively and appropriately communicate to peers, clients, and management while developing written and oral presentation skills.
    • Support senior managers’ efforts to lead business situation assessment fundamentals within the BU and customers on an on-going basis inclusive of ad hoc analytics and presentation development. (e.g., selling stories)



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

    • 2 - 3 years’ experience in Consumer Packaged goods industry with demonstrated ability with consumption based analytics and/or trade investment
    • Consumer packaged goods background with demonstrated ability to assume higher levels of responsibility
    • Strong analytic mindset, detail orientation and problem solving skills are necessary
    • Adaptable to changing environment and ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Strong background with syndicated Data and Excel. Trade Planning software and financial knowledge  (e.g. P/L) a plus
    • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
    • Driven for results with ability to work (at times) independently
    • Adaptable to changing circumstances (team orientation to be flexible to efficiently address changing priorities)
    • Building future skills (especially communication; business savvy; influencing) within team environment
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Preferred knowledge of industry tools such as IRI/Nielsen; Spectra; NPD; Trade planning software
    • Consumer/Shopper insights experience/knowledge base a plus
    • Financial knowledge (e.g., P&L) a plus



    Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA is preferred






    5% travel





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