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
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 its performance.
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 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
The Category Development Analyst is a
developmental role which will allow the incumbent the opportunity to further
develop skills in Nielsen and retail sales analysis, category management
process, and planogram strategy and development. The role works closely
with the Category Development Leader to drive category insights and
understanding, as well as supporting the execution of customer planograms.
- Ongoing analysis of category and customer
trends and tactics. Develops recommendations to support category
growth principles. Leads category account scorecard reporting
process and category top-line understanding.
- Assist in developing and presenting analysis
and insights to help drive sales growth at customers.
- Responsible for updating shelf management
software product and image library.
- Assist in developing planograms for store
formats and sizes to drive “Quality” of shelf and Excellence in
- Some heavy physical work is required to set up
- Utilize industry toolsto create weekly
reporting for total category – identify the key promotional drivers across
all retailers in Canada.
- Store visits to review in market conditions
& Admin :
- Responsible for updating weekly or monthly
- Responsible for preparing and presenting
monthly/quarterly Nielsen reviews
- Participate in meetings at customer’s offices
- May be responsible for supporting special
projects as assigned
- All other duties and responsibilities as
- Responsible for following all Quality and Food
Safety Policies and applicable procedures
- Mars Category Management team
- Mars Strategic Demand Leadership team
Experience and Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent 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.
- Ability to build effective relations and
influence decisions, having the confidence to lead and use data to
reinforce your opinions.
- 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 an asset
- Category Management experience an asset
- University degree or college diploma in
- 1-3 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'sAccessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy