Job Description

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3900 East Camelback Rd
Supply Chain
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Summary and Essential Duties

The Category Analyst position is responsible for developing data-driven, actionable insights that contribute to the category and business needs. This position requires the ability to draw conclusions from imperfect and incomplete data and apply various statistical techniques. Above all, you will help shape the strategic direction of the category by ensuring best analytical practices and techniques are used. The Category Analyst works as a strategic thought partner, sharing knowledge of the category to drive profitable business results.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify favorable and unfavorable data trends; Assist in discussions with business leaders and staff members, providing analytic results and recommendations for improved performance
  • Develop analytics on categories that are highly deviated and underperforming for a dependable pricing review
  • Assist category management in developing detailed project analysis for model development
  • Work with business leaders and staff members on the communication of rollout strategies to the Branches
  • The individual must be able to interface with business leaders and staff members regularly in order to deliver timely and accurate recommendations
  • Support business partners in vendor negotiations and cost increase justifications
  • Perform regular, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reporting/analysis
  • Understand data resources and know-how to utilize respective resources to improve efficiency and performance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Four-year college degree in business or related field or equivalent experience required
  • Proven ability to take complex business analyses and projects from concept to completion and make the results accessible and relevant to business users at all levels
  • Self-directed, innovative thinker with strong attention to detail and commitment to consistently meeting timelines and operating from a sense of urgency
  • Creative problem-solving skills, maturity to handle ambiguity, flexibility to perform in a dynamic environment, and ability to multitask across projects simultaneously
  • Utilize analytical thinking skills and intuitive sense to efficiently maintain data quality
  • Intellectual and analytical curiosity, initiative to dig into the 'why' of various results
  • Effectively translate complex data and analyses into a presentation of findings, insights, and strategic recommendations
  • Formulate business recommendations and alternative solutions based on prepared and analyzed statistical data
  • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which may be subject to evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Corporate Summary

At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first – our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately held, family-owned, and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922.

Our Mission: At Shamrock Foods Company, we live by our founding family’s motto to “treat associates like family and customers like friends.”

Why work for us?

Benefits are a major part of your overall compensation, and we believe offering them at an affordable cost is not only the right thing to do, but it helps keep you and your family healthy. That’s why Shamrock Foods pays for the majority of your health insurance, allowing you to take home more of your paycheck. And it doesn’t stop there - our associates also enjoy additional benefits such as 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, as well as our incredible growth opportunities, continued education, wellness programs, and much more!

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Shamrock Foods Co all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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Application Instructions

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