Category Insights Analyst
Burnsville, MN 
Posted 24 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Northern Tool + Equipment is family-owned retailer. We are currently seeking a talented Category Insights Analyst who wishes to share their resourcefulness, ideas, and expertise to build lasting relationships by providing the right solution to our customers. We are a growing company with plans to expand into new markets and our looking to build our team with great leaders who are focused on developing and supporting their team to success.


To facilitate merchandising insights for product categories and serve as the point of contact for analytical inquiry for a division of merchandising. To review, execute, and manage promotional pricing strategies in alignment with the Company's goals and business initiatives.


  1. Provide insights and recommendations for key business opportunities in areas like SKU rationalization, product margin mix, inventory investment, promotional price and product offerings.
  2. Provides in depth analysis of internal and external data for recommendations and implementation.
  3. Communicates with merchant teams to share knowledge and findings. Presents results in a manner that merchandising partners can understand, ensuring usability.
  4. Manages the execution of promotional pricing data quality during the ad planning lifecycle.
  5. Creates and validates promotional pricing recommendations for accuracy and alignment to category strategy by analyzing data from external and internal sources
  6. Tracks and analyzes results of promotional price and product adjustments and works with manager on adjusting promotional strategies related to market dynamic changes, pricing trends, and market opportunities.
  7. Provides training and assistance to peers to help them better understand promotional opportunities, outcomes, and capabilities.
  8. Ensures the accuracy of promotional forecasting in partnership with category teams.
  9. Leads the execution of end of life and seasonal markdowns for products categories assigned.
  10. Identifies and resolves issues around pricing and margin through working with peers, category teams and manager.
  11. Serves as the point of contact with Retail Operations for all promotional pricing issues within category assignment.
  12. Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinates and communicates plans and activities with others, as appropriate to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
  13. Performs related work as apparent or assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required with a concentration in Business, Economics, or Mathematics preferred.
  • At least 3 year of related Merchandising, Finance, Marketing or Analyst experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to provide follow-up research when necessary.
  • Ability to effectively gather and manage information from a variety of internal and external sources.
  • Strong math aptitude including understanding components of financial analysis and the ability to work accurately with numbers.
  • Ability to be flexible and react quickly to change.
  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to effectively work with the Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, SQL Server Management Studio, PowerBI
  • Experience working with Revenue Optimization and Competitive Pricing software.
  • Ability to travel on at least on a quarterly basis.
  • Strong organizational skills in order to effectively manage a variety of responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of company and vendor personnel.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment's 12 Core Competencies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle objects and talk or hear.
  • Frequent wrist and/or hand movement is required.
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision and the ability to adjust focus.

At Northern Tool & Equipment We Offer:

  • A fast-growing nationwide brand - over 121 locations in 22 states.
  • Competitive wages plus commission.
  • Clean and organized work environment.
  • Supplied tools and uniforms.
  • A defined training program to support your success.
  • Competitive benefits package: health, retirement, employee assistance and more!
  • Generous employee discount at all of the Kotula family of companies - Northern Tool & Equipment,, Great Northern Equipment.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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