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Senior Category Analyst

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Job Location: Remote - Remote, Remote, USA

Salary Range: Undisclosed


CHEERS! Founded in 1981, Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits markets quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. With our headquarters in Stamford, CT, DFWS is the 4th largest wine company with one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios. With our family values and unique culture, DFWS was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in the U.S. in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits seeks a Senior Category Analyst. The Senior Category Analyst will play a pivotal role in shaping our company's success by providing strategic insights and data-driven recommendations. Expertise in market analysis, consumer behavior, and category management will drive growth and optimize sales strategies within our strategic convenience chain accounts. The position will also leverage data tools and insights to develop syndicated national selling stories for our award-winning brands and initiatives.

Location is flexible but must be in the Eastern or Central time zone.

  • Category Management: Optimize product assortment, pricing, and promotional strategies for Military and Convenience. Integrates data from multiple resources (syndicated data, panel, depletions, COGNOS, primary & secondary research) to develop actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Utilize data analysis techniques to extract actionable insights. Make informed recommendations for product selection and placement. Create fact-based selling stories for presentations to buyers.
  • Reporting and Communication: Prepare regular reports on category performance, market trends and KPIs. Present findings to key stakeholders, including retailers and internal senior management. Collaborate with marketing and sales team to align on selling stories and strategies.
  • Market Research and Analysis: Conduct thorough research on product markets, competitors, and industry trends. Analyze consumer behavior patterns, purchasing preferences, and market dynamics. Identify growth opportunities and potential areas for improvement.
  • Syndicated National Selling Stories: Build and deliver best-in-class selling stories for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits brands and initiatives utilizing fact-based selling and storytelling. Leverage data insights and research to uncover opportunities and utilize multiple resources to build selling materials.
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development: Stay updated on industry best practices, tools, and technologies. Upskill in data analytics, category management, and market research. Foster culture of innovation and excellence within the team.

  • 2-5 years as a Category Analyst with experience in CPG
  • Location flexible - Eastern or Central time zone required
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Understanding of Circana/Nielsen syndicated data and Consumer Panel data
  • Expert in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook required
  • Experience with convenience channel and/or center of excellence role highly preferred
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication, math and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in data extraction, analysis, and presentation creation/delivery is a must
  • Ability to leverage data and insights to tell compelling fact-based selling stories
  • Comfortable presenting ideas and concepts; ability to actively participate and contribute to a cross-functional team environment
  • Tendency to be a proactive self-starter and with drive to take ownership of projects and see through to completion
  • Knowledge of Beverage Alcohol Industry a plus
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% of the time

What We Offer:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Career development opportunities
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, PTO
  • 401 (k) match
  • Product allowance to enjoy on DFWS products
  • Tuition Reimbursement and a Pot Secondary education scholarship program for employees' children
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

We Value Diversity

At DFWS, we believe that our differences are our strengths. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our team members, our customers, and our communities. We strive to create a work environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and collaboration. We are constantly learning and growing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. Inclusion and diversity are not just goals for us, but the core of all we do. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates as we foster a culture of inclusion that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.

About Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Initially called W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., the company was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009, it announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a Spirits Portfolio. Today the company is renowned for its brand-building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill's son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirits industry.

The portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [ yellow tail ], [ yellow tail ] Pure Bright; California: Bellacosa, Girard Winery, Force & Grace, Josh Cellars, Josh Cellars Reserve, Layer Cake, The Calling; France: Andre Lurton, Beau Joie, Cave de Lugny, Fleurs de Prairie, Hob Nob Vineyards, Sauvion et Fils; Italy: Barone Fini, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Argentina: Clos de los Siete; and award-winning spirits: Redemption Whiskey, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye, Gray Whale Gin, Luksusowa Vodka and Cantera Negra Tequilla.

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