Merrick Pet Care
  • 17-Aug-2021 to 16-Oct-2021 (CST)
  • Sales
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time


At Merrick PetCare, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare, you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight-knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

It takes ALL of us to do what we do at a world-class level, but it's the insights, data, and subject matter expertise our Business Analysts bring to the table that makes us a leader in natural and organic pet food. We give you the high charge of integrating customer business plans, providing internal and external promotional analysis, leveraging analytical data/insights and developing portfolio recommendations to achieve overall sales, market share and profit objectives.


  • Owns 4P analytics and Merrick portfolio recommendations to drive growth within customer
    • Provides data and recommendations around 4P strategy for line review process and new distribution (shelf recommendation, promotion strategy, pricing) using market and customer data available
    • Partner with Account Manager to deliver promotional recommendations to maximize market impact
    • Audit physical and digital shelf to assess opportunities
  • Provide insights and analytics to support JBP development objectives and initiatives
  • Assess competitive market activity and provide analytics around risks/opportunities to the Merrick portfolio
  • Maintain data and develop reports and business updates with a focus on Shipment, POS/Consumption, Share, etc.
  • Expert on customer data capabilities and support ad hoc requests from organizational stakeholders
  • Provides ad-hoc reporting and tracking around customer initiatives

Location: Evanston, IL (Travel up to 20% or as business requires once we're able to travel). Additionally, open to St. Louis, MO or Phoenix, AZ based candidates.


Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution required.

Experience (Years/Type):

  • 1+ years of experience in category development, business analytics, sales or marketing required.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel required.
  • Familiarity with Syndicated Data, Space Planning Software, and SAP BusinessObjects preferred.

Skills & Expertise:

  • Project management/resource allocation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Business development skills
  • Change management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Data analysis and PC Skills (in-depth knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Merrick Pet Care. The skills you have gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you will consider sharing in our values--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Pet Care home.

Merrick is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looks for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify us of any needs related to completing the job application.

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