**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**

The Category Business Analyst, Insights and Analytics is responsible for leading analytical support of all Category Management business partners. Analytical support includes conducting and delivering analyses, development and delivery of ad hoc and regular reports, and developing analytics and processes to support business partners’ strategies.


Analytics and Solution Development

+ Lead analyses for business partners to enhance goals of their program(s). Analyses includes gathering data, cleansing data, applying mathematical and statistical analyses, and developing insights from analyses.
+ Synthesize analyses and develop clear and concise communications and presentations to business partners. Present analyses to business partners with extremely limited oversight and supervision.
+ Own relationships with all business partners including Directors, Managers, and Leads of Category Management and other business partners
+ Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and thought leader of applicable analytics for Category Management, including applicable analytics, appropriate applications today and in the future

Tools and Reports Development

+ Provide thought leadership in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
+ Lead development of tools and reports for end users, including developing requirements, reviewing user stories, evaluating IT development progress, managing User Acceptance Testing, and training end users
+ Serve as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rdparty applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
+ Collaborates with IT, consultants, and end users
+ Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of applicable tools, databases, and systems

Strategy, Process and Tools

+ Identify and develop analytics to support and measure strategies for business partners
+ Influence and evangelize analytical methodologies to support business partners’ needs
+ Identify opportunities to standardize processes through analytics and tools
+ Support integration of strategies, analytics, processes, and tools
+ Develop and refine core best practices to enhance the influence of Insights & Analytics across the organization
+ Serve as SME on processes and tools


Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)



# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status


Education / Training

+ Bachelor’s degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations or related quantitative field required

Related Experience

+ 3-5 years demonstrated successful experience in Category Management or related roles
+ 3-5 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles
+ 3-5 years demonstrated successful experience in food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

+ Business Strategy and Analytics

+ Strong business acumen
+ Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
+ Ability to think logically and analytically
+ Detail oriented
+ Able to take complex, ambiguous problems, break them down into smaller parts, and problem solve to come up with a whole, integrated, and strategic solution
+ Creative problem solver

+ Self-direction and Team Work

+ High degree of motivation
+ Ability to work independently and within a team
+ Very consistent ability to build consensus and lead work streams
+ Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads

+ Communication

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Strong presentation skills
+ Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
+ Ability to influence change within complex organizations
+ Ability to relate to others
+ Strong knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies

+ Proficiency in the following required:

+ Microsoft Outlook
+ MS Office Suite, including:

+ Microsoft Excel (e.g., Pivot tables; Slicer; Vlookup, Hlookup; Formulas; If then statements)
+ Microsoft PowerPoint (e.g., Update presentations; Create graphs, tables and other data visualization techniques)
+ Microsoft Word

+ Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)
+ Tableau or related visual presentation/reporting tool

+ Proficiency in at least two of the following a plus:

+ Alteryx
+ Snowflake
+ Python
+ R
+ MS Access
+ eCommerce, various platforms

**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL

**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job

**Job Function:** Category Management

**Job Level:** Individual Contributor

**Travel:** No

About US Foods

Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.