Solaris Paper

Category / Business Analyst (CBA) (CBA03212022)

Orange, California

The Category Analyst is responsible for providing analytical support to retailers and internal account teams. Success will be achieved by developing and delivering category and shopper insights while maintaining a focus on volume generation opportunities. This position leads and manages the category management partnership with the retailer by providing preeminent category management practices and insights as well as internal business analytics which drive strategies and tactics for account teams at Solaris Paper.

Main areas of expertise

  • Shopper, category and consumer insights generation.
  • To the retailer, provide industry leading analytical and category expertise, including analyses, insights and recommendations around the four P’s.
  • Conduct internal account business volume decomposition analyses and recommend actions by the account team.
  • Implement agreed solutions; track, measure and communicate results.
  • With the account sales team, develop and deliver effective customer presentations.


  • Bachelors degree required.
  • CPG data analysis / category analytics experience.
  • Strong analytical skills, proven ability to use data and analytics to develop insights.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Proven knowledge of CPG category management processes and application, and understands impact to the business is a positive.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with CPG data sources, such as Nielsen / IRI retail scan data metrics, consumer panel data and shopper data (i.e. Nielsen Homescan, Spectra, Retailer Loyalty card data).
  • Understands chain sales, retail and distributor operations.
  • Ability to travel 30% - 40% of the time.
  • Work for a CPG manufacturer or supporting sales broker is a positive

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