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Category Analyst

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Chadstone, VIC, AU, 3148

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

An exciting opportunity exists for a customer oriented, commercially savvy operator to join the Omnichannel Commercial team in a full time capacity at our Chadstone Head Office.  Reporting into the Category Manager, this role will provide hands on experience supporting all aspects of category and channel management including: assortment and range planning, product forecasting, price management, promotion planning and tracking, new product launches and stakeholder engagement.

You will work closely with the Category Managers to develop and implement strategies aimed at growing their categories and channels, as well as meeting company goals, all whilst learning about the local and international Retail beauty business!

More about the role

  • Support the implementation of event plan and business growth through quality reporting and analysis

  • Supporting Category Managers to forecast business with accuracy

  • Managing administrative & operational functions for the Omnichannel team

  • Accurate and timely data input/management with ability to self-audit

  • Assisting the development of category analysis and insights such as; product assortment, pricing, promotions, new products, consumer behaviour and industry trends

  • Track, monitor, evaluate and analyse events through post mortem reporting

  • Supporting the timely and effective communication of the Omnichannel business unit.

  • Collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders including Channel Business Units, Brand & Activism, Supply Chain and Finance, both local and global.

What we look for

  • 2+ years of experience in Category Analyst role, or a similar role in Buying, Merchandise Planning, or Product Management, within a retail environment
  • A tertiary qualification in Business, Marketing, Commerce or related field will be highly desirable
  • Strong analytical abilities with a high level attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Proactive and proven problem solving skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication
  • A passion for learning and taking initiative
  • Must have experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience in SAP and BW would be advantageous

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