Yankee Candle Assistant Manager, Trade Strategy in Whately, Massachusetts

DEERFIELD Job Summary: The Assistant Manager, Trade Strategy provides the wholesale division with analytics that support the sales organization and wholesale leadership team's ability to measure and drive strategic initiatives. Has a thorough knowledge of business analytics and data reporting best practices, creates and maintains the data reporting tools that facilitate the wholesale organization to deliver against customer targets. Works closely with POS data providers and IT to better mine our currently available data, while continually looking for new data sources. In addition, but not limited to: Proactively manage POS data systems including SKY IT and IRI syndicated data, including monitoring data integrity, data cleansing and repairs, and system improvements Builds and maintains a library of wholesale scorecards and dashboards built around customer KPOs, continually looks to improve the insights available as well as the communication/training of the available reports to the sales staff and leadership team Provide analytical support data gathering, analysis, insights generation, presentation for use by sales, marketing, and brand teams to develop growth strategies Assist Sales Managers, Customer Marketing Managers, and Category Sales Managers in promotional analysis to measure effectiveness and ROI of promotions Assist technology initiatives-present and future. Create and disseminate actionable information based on reports Actively support sales teams in the annual financial planning process (F process), with specific responsibility for providing data and insight Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business or related area 2 - 3 years of relevant experience in category, forecast, or financial analytics in a retail or wholesale environment, POS or Syndicated Data within Consumer Products industry Candidate must possess the following competencies: strong analytical skills, attention to detail, problem solving, critical thinking, good business judgment, and be a high energy self-starter as well as a collaborative team player Ability to follow outlined processes and make recommendations for increased efficiency where appropriate Demonstrated proficiency in Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, BI tools such as Oracle, Tableau, QuikView, and syndicated or customer POS data Flexibility in work schedule is also required for possible overtime, work on holidays, weekends and extended hours with minimal notice and as required by operational need. Notice: This position is subject to a criminal background check and potentially and an education verification as part of the application process. At the time of interview, internal and external applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the company to conduct criminal background check and/or education verification