Category Analyst Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Category Analyst position where I can effectively utilize my skills and expertise.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Experience in making sense of a wide range of complex data and creating actionable findings
  • Skilled in report writing, presentation preparation and delivery
  • Working knowledge of syndicate data and applications
  • Ability to analyzing data, formulating recommendations, developing presentations
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interpret the analysis results
  • Sound knowledge of syndicated data tools such as Xlerate and Nitro
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Power point, and Word

Professional Experience:

Category Analyst, August 2005 – Present

Mattel, Inc., Seattle, WA

  • Provided category insights and analytics using RetailLink, IRI and ACNielsen syndicated data.
  • Responsible for data extraction, cleaning and analyzing from a wide variety of data systems.
  • Identified and communicated the insights and opportunities to the category team.
  • Maintained internal databases and data warehouse on a regular basis.
  • Provided shelf-schematic expertise by creating and maintaining modulars (POGs).
  • Efficiently developed financial, sales and costing analysis and reports.
  • Maintained and developed customer’s ad-hoc, weekly, and monthly reports.

Category Analyst, May 2000 – July 2005

Wal-Mart, Seattle, WA

  • Generated reports with syndicated and hh panel data sources.
  • Manned for reporting updates, both weekly and monthly.
  • Worked effectively with Category Development Managers and defined data standards.
  • Created templates and executive summaries and analyzed market trends.
  • Identified opportunity gaps in pricing, promotion, shelf space and product distribution.
  • Consistently provided backup to HQ Category Development Manager.
  • Provided support to team by responding to ad-hoc data requests and basic technical support and analysis.


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, University of California, Berkeley, CA