PB CAREERS: Private Brand Category Analyst: Family Dollar/MMI

Private Brand Category Analyst: Family Dollar/MMI
Charlotte, North Carolina

Primary Function
Support the customer team with data and recommendations, covering all facets of account support, sales, merchandising, marketing, and planning information. Assist with category and supplier reviews utilizing various analytical tools and sources. Drive integration with the customers merchandising, analytics, and space management teams with best-in-class analytical and merchandising solutions.

Specific Duties

  • Assist with category reviews that include competitor item selection, retail pricing merchandising strategy, etc.
  • Provide analysis to support development of category specific strategies to maximize sales and build market share
  • Assist Business Managers in developing annual category business plans and supplier reviews utilizing Microsoft Excel and other analytical tools and sources
  • Support the Category Business Managers Buyer/Merchants with data and recommendations, covering all facets of account support, sales, merchandising, marketing, product development and planning information
  • Assist Marketing Manager and the entire team with analytical support as called upon Facilitate and take part in knowledge sharing processes with associates throughout the organization and bring this knowledge to customer.
  • Maintain promotional calendar of approved promotions. Analyze sales history and provide forecasts for promotional planning. Assist suppliers with forecasts.
  • Assist with the completion of retailer new item forms
  • Assist with packaging development process
  • Category review support using syndicated data

Prefer a Bachelor’s degree or at least 2-4 years of experience in grocery industry. Should demonstrate proven analytical abilities which would include being capable of analyzing business reports to determine trends. Should have excellent computer and communication skills along with strong organization and time management skills. Working knowledge of syndicated data is preferred.


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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.