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Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Senior Analyst - Purchasing (Food & Non-Food Promotions)



Role Information

Job Title: Senior Analyst - Purchasing (Food & Non-Food Promotions)

Department: Promotions

Business Unit: Purchasing

Reports To: Manager - Purchasing (Promotions)

Supervisory Role: No

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary

The Senior Analyst - Purchasing (Food & Non-Food Promotions) is responsible for supporting the managers with tasks to profitably plan for all weekly and seasonal food promotions, based on market analysis and company objectives. This individual assists in proposing promotional items, planning sales, and setting retail prices for assigned promotional product categories.

Essential Functions
  • Support in planning and forecasting weekly and seasonal promotional assortments by the necessary deadlines
  • Prepare promotional market analysis and propose new promotional products and strategy initiatives for assigned categories
  • Analyze past sales to adapt and improve future planning
  • Prepare weekly market pricing research for promotional items
  • Accurately maintain item planning in the promotional planning system (APT)
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with supply chain, marketing, and purchasing administration departments to troubleshoot potential issues and ensure deadlines are met
  • Proof and ensure information accuracy of items in the promotional leaflet and other marketing materials
  • Monitor new product development timelines to ensure items can be planned for desired weeks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the competitive landscape and market strategies for grocery promotions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Visio
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills to achieve deadlines with overlapping processes and tasks
  • Strong financial acumen to effectively plan profitable promotions and sales plans
  • Ability to work with ambiguity with a strong attention to detail


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in a related field


Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Merchandise planning experience


Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time


Travel Requirements

  • This position requires overnight international travel less than 25% of the time




Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  16658

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