A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to
being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And
the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take
what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the
planet. What you get here is challenging,
interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to
have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same
time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it
yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened
business and drive sustainability.
Because it’s never just about a single person, a single
project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within
your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having
ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of
success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and
ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is
always about more than just a job.
Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six
business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks,
Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its
Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®,
WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®;
Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®;
Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and
STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®,
DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA
COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience –
COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business
known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded
products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare,
Chocolate and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food
experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles:
Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these
principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the
planet, through our performance.
The Category Development Analyst (Senior Analyst) is
accountable for the understanding and analysis of the Confectionery category
and to support their Category Development Leader in providing objective
strategic and tactical category insights and advice. They will be actively
involved in identifying opportunities for their customer, including sales
performance, promotional activities, item assortment and shelving strategy and
execution. They will also be responsible
for some strategic project work and for assisting in the learning and
development of other Analyst(s) supporting the team.
The Category Development Analyst (Senior Analyst) is
accountable for Category Management expertise and analysis and works closely
with the Category Development Leader to drive category insights and delivery
strategies and solutions with the customer. They will lead the planogram
process for the team, recommending timelines, delegating and reviewing for
consistency and accuracy.
- Ongoing analysis of category and customer trends and
tactics. Develops recommendations to
support category growth principles.
Leads and coaches other analyst(s) in category account scorecard
reporting process and category top-line understanding.
- Developing and presenting analysis and insights to help
drive sales growth at customers.
- Working with Category Development Leader and team in
developing planograms for store formats and sizes to drive “Quality” of shelf
and Excellence in Availability.
- Some heavy physical work is required to set up planograms
- Utilize industry tools to create weekly reporting for total
category – identify the key promotional drivers across all retailers in Canada.
- Store visits to review in market conditions (vehicle
- Participate in meetings at customer’s offices to present
reports and reviews
- Responsible for leading special projects as assigned
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned
- Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety
Policies and applicable procedures
- Mars Category Management team
- Mars Strategic Demand Leadership team
Key Experience and
Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Superior ability to build effective customer relations and
influence decisions, having the confidence to lead and use date to reinforce
- Expert analytical skills and the ability to interpret data
from a mix of data sources and translate insights into relevant strategies and
tactics (actions / initiatives) and execute with our customers in a clear,
simple and engaging way.
- In-store and/or Customer experience and understanding of how
to develop engaging and actionable category solutions for the customer.
- Advanced Excel skills and PowerPoint skills
- Shelf Management software (JDA ProSpace) knowledge an asset
- Nielsen data analysis and Nielsen Answers experience
- Category Management experience an asset
- University degree or college diploma in related field
- 2-4 years of CPG industry experience with knowledge of
grocery/drug/mass channels and with category management experience an asset
A criminal records
check will be required for this position.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or
an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is
available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and
no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and
diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment
process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario
Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
(AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process,
please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please
review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that
policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility@effem.com.