Retail Analyst

Short Job Description: 

Research company requires a Retail Analyst that has experience in Retail and FMCG environment, specifically knowledge in grocery products. Must be able to start February 2019.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Durban, office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - in office
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Buying & Procurement - Retail
Other - Retail
Required Qualification: 
Relevant degree - Retail Analyst/FMCG
Required computer program skills: 
Ms Office Suite, CRM systems reports
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
45 hours per week
Hourly rate /Project fee/ Salary: 
R30 000 per month + bonus incentives negotiable depending on experience
Job posting date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Full Job Description: 

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  • Must have research experience if the FMCG industry (grocery...not fashion etc.) – we will not consider candidates without this experience
  • Must have a relevant degree
  • Must have experience in managing a team – project deliverables and target/financial deliverables

Retail Analyst: Corporate Retail (Pod Lead)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements Job Function Research

  • A passion for retail and the experience of working in the food and grocery Industry Job Type Consumer Packaged Goods Industry (FMCG)
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently if required Location Travel Requirements
  • Local, regional travel of approximately 4-5 days per quarter are required to execute in-store visits, regional retailer and manufacturer interviews
  • Resourceful problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisation and management skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage own and team deliverables
  • Ability to take information and extract the trends, and comment on their
  • Strong team ethos and the ability to work cross-functionally or across project teams in a flexible and collaborative way

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to write in a clear, concise and relevant reader-friendly style
  • To produce an accurate, current and relevant core report library that is relevant
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word to client need and profitable to company
  • Second language desirable
  • Enhance thought-leadership positioning and entrench FMCG connectivity
  • Translate Research content into effective and relevant School of Retail and Consulting materials

Retail Analyst: Corporate Retail (Pod Lead)

  • Key Performance Areas Key Performance Indicators
  • Work with the allocated Researcher, to ensure that you receive relevant the weekly news coverage for the applicable Thought leadership channel and its retailers and wholesalers insights to inform channel
  • Gather, analyse, consolidate, update and manage retailer. Source Original Content for Retail Analysis specific information and identify key supplier implications (so what's) for inclusion across all report formats research content and marketing material

Daily/Weekly News extraction and reporting

  • Continually scan across available news and information sources to keep up to speed with industry trends and developments to inform your report and analysis
  • Attend flagship new store openings and establish a regular schedule of store visits, covering all relevant channel outlets
  • Extract relevant insights, trends, questions for further investigation to populate your report content

Production, quality and delivery of the Company Retail Research Reports set

  • Provide thought leadership insights to build companies credibility as an expert source in global and local relevant trends within your assigned channel, and use this insight to contribute to research content and social media messaging
  • Work closely with the marketing team to inform report sponsorship and report sales and marketing material
  • Channel and Retailer Key Contact and Relationship Management Build and maintain a network of contacts which will benefit research quality
  • Build, manage and maintain the Company Research Connect Calendar to enable relationships with key stakeholders across the SA FMCG Industry to ensure access to retail data, knowledge and first-hand understanding required to build Ti client relevant reports
  • Know who the critical Key Stakeholders are including
  • Using the Company Research report production methodology IP, produce the assigned company Channel and Retailer annual retailers, suppliers, industry representatives, trade bodies, CGI service providers, academia etc.

Report set : - Annual global and local trend report (PPT presentation

+ 300-400 word thought leadership article

  • Continual product and - Bi-annual FMCG Retail in SA Report service improvements - Monthly FMCG Retail Trading Landscape Report - Corporate Retail Channel Report - Corporate Retailer Trade Profiles - Corporate Retailer Fact Sheets - X3 Executive Reports p.a - X4 Quarterly store visits photo feature report
  • Translate Research content into effective, relevant School of Retail and Consulting materials
  • Manage and provide support and guidance to the Pod Team regarding delivery and quality of reports
  • Continually look for ways to upgrade the quality of company analyst team products and services through improvements to report content, design, ‘packaging’ and presentation
  • Keep up to speed with global and local best practice retail business reporting to inform continuous company products improvements

Management of Pod Team Deliverables and P&L

  • Establish, manage and record report production costs (direct and indirect) for own and Pod Team reports, working in partnership with the appointed sales lead, to ensure that profit margins are maintained
  • Respond to current client requests for information regarding report content and scope and design bespoke client reports in partnership with the appointed client contact, within project budget
  • Deliver weekly and monthly production and budget report for company Research Pod
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is not too brief and that the roles and responsibilities reflect your capabilities rather than a list of tasks. You have up to 6 places of previous employment to demonstrate your worth to the client. Use all of them if possible. Write a strong motivational email reflecting why you should be considered for the role. Before the employer sees your CV, they will see your motivational email. For your own privacy of data do not include contact details in the motivational email, the client requests these from RecruitMyMom.

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