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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Bentonville, AR
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Central Garden & Pet is hiring a Category Analyst on our Walmart Business Development Team located in Bentonville, AR to support our Garden business. This role will be responsible for supporting the Walmart buyers by evaluating item performance, assortment planning and developing store clustering through the modular process. This position will report to the Senior Category Manager. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. For additional company information, please visit our website at www.central.com.


  • Responsible for supplying category level analytical support to Walmart Buyers, Replenishment Managers and Planners for various lawn and garden categories

  • Develop strategies to maximize Walmart's sales in the supported categories

  • Develop strong relationship with Walmart Buyer, Planner and Replenishment Manager

  • Develop numerous weekly performance recaps for Buyer, Planner and Replenishment Manager

  • Assist Buyer in the modular development process

  • Develop market share analysis and highlight opportunities for Walmart to increase share within the category

  • Develop category insights and trend analysis

  • Develop competitive ad tracking recaps


  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in Supply Chain, Business Administration or category-related field
  • 1+ years' experience with Walmart's Retail Link platform

  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word (Windows 7), and Power Point

  • Space management software experience is a plus

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must be very detail-oriented, analytical, self-motivated, possess drive and initiative

  • Ability to analyze data, possess strong math skills, as well as learning new skills as needed

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment

  • Ability to develop relationships across internal functional groups

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

    We are 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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