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Category Analyst

Company: Topco Associates LLC
Location: Quincy
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Topco Associates is currently seeking a Category Analyst for the Indirect Spend Marketing team in Quincy, MA. We are currently operating in a primarily remote-work setting as we continue to prioritize the wellbeing and safety of our associates. In the future, this position will convert to a hybrid role, with the successful candidate conducting work in our Quincy office and virtually. Our offices remain open now for associates to use on a voluntary basis.

The Category Analyst is responsible for leading both the short term (day to day) and long term strategic sourcing strategy and execution for their categories. They are responsible for ensuring that their categories are purchased at a total lowest cost of ownership, achieve maximum member participation, and enhance the competitive position and profitability of Topco member companies. The Category Analyst is responsible for achieving department goals, building and maintaining strong relationships with both members and vendors, working with Program Management to drive value add category results, implementing best practices and deliver overall excellent customer service to our members. A Category Analysts approximate threshold of category spend responsibility is

Determine Categories to Source
Conduct Market Supply Analysis
Conduct Member Surveys
Set Sourcing Strategy
Participate on Topco Teams
Evaluate Suppliers
Negotiate Contracts
Maintain Supplier Relationships
Manage Commodity and Other Risk
Drive Cost Savings
Drive timely, successful category reviews and actionable recommendations for members

Member (Relationship/Requests)
Resolve Supplier Issues (Service and Quality)
Respond to Member Requests
Quote on new items

Forecasting or planning Sales volume
Resolving Invoice issues/inquiries
Input/Manage Cost Pages
Input/Manage Item Level Detail
All other duties as assigned

Four-year college degree preferred in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Business Administration or equivalent.

Previous Experience:
2-4 years of experience in a business environment.
1-2 years (minimum) purchasing, procurement, retail operations, and/or related industry experience
Other Qualifications:
Able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with people at all levels, including member personnel.
Proven ability to manage others, inspire confidence and interact with others at all levels.
Able to interpret industry data and make business decisions under supervision, and to perform basic mathematical calculations on a regular basis.
Ability to negotiate successfully in marketing/buying situations.
Familiarity with major product sources, industry practices, quality levels, packaging and logistics.
Ability to speak publicly and make presentations to group of various sizes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel.
Ability to use, or learn to use, Topco business systems.
Public speaking/presentation training skills desirable.

Keywords: Topco Associates LLC, Quincy , Category Analyst, Professions , Quincy, Massachusetts

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