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Marketing / Merchandising
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Job Overview:

The Retail Planogram Analyst is responsible for handling all space planning projects including requesting images, gathering necessary set size requirements, and processing projects in a timely manner. This role gathers data from internal and external sources, interprets the data, and creates optimum planograms from that data. In addition, the Retail Planogram Analyst will adhere to the responsibilities and merchandising directive provided by the retailer they are assigned to. All guidelines the retailer communicates must be followed while managing category responsibilities. The Retail Planogram Analyst must have the ability to learn and utilize the space planning software that the retailer specifies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update custom planograms for retailer as required. Exercise independent judgement with regards to product flow, brand representation and pack out to increase sales and minimize restocking costs for retailer. Provide optimum planograms based on item rank, availability, and active item status.
  • Creative in the absence of guidelines and/or direction from retailer.  Ability to draw conclusions and make assortment and/or planogram recommendations.  Capable of creating planograms from scratch for entire center store, grocery, frozen, dairy and GMHBC, while considering regional trends.
  • Provides merchandising plans including layouts, product selection and presentation for new stores, expansions and resets & other cycle work as described by the retailer.
  • Responsible for identifying correct channel and warehouse data and producing planograms that adhere to UNFI’s merchandising standards/shelving principles for optimizing sales.
  • Maintains core planograms of top sellers for each product category for a variety of store sizes for use as a presentation tool.
  • Communicate effectively with sales & other departments as needed on timelines for project completion. Works with Sales Reps to develop opening orders and/or orders for resets.
  • Utilize, analyze, interpret and edit data into the necessary format to create best planograms by geographic region.
  • Is comfortable in autonomy and ambiguity, while also having the ability to collaborate and innovate with others to quickly bring solutions to life in our ever-changing environment.
  • Learn new software or tools as preferred by assigned retailer.
  • Performs other relevant job duties as required.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Certifications:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Retail Operations Management, or related field preferred.


  • 1-2 years category management, operations and/or merchandising experience required.
  • 2-3 years space management software applications and/or related technology is preferred.
  • Store operations and set crew experience a plus.
  • Experience in planogram software or ability to learn software.


  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of the food industry including trends happening.
  • Fundamental understanding of merchandising principles & placement on the shelf

Skills/ Abilities:

  • Good interpersonal skills needed to facilitate cross-functional work between multiple parties.
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and accurately.
  • Experienced in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Adobe.
  • Action orientated and continuous improvement driven.
  • Detailed and well organized.
  • Ability to be flexible based on retailer needs.
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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