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Product & Category Planning Analyst

Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Position Summary

Making the future is everyday life at Samsung. Were seeking innovators who are called to not just change the world, but build a better one. We enable the best technology hardware on the planet, but our best is always a prototype for something better and our people thrive with a driven mindset better builds on better. We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We aim to create a global team where everyone belongs and has equal opportunities, inspiring our talent to be their true selves. Together, we are building a better tomorrow for our customers, partners and communities.

Position Overview
The Product and Category Planning Analyst, reports to the Sr. Manager of Category Management and owns the analysis of consumer mobile product categories, provides an alerting function for achieving category performance targets, and supports development of targeted short to mid-term category strategies essential to achieving Samsungs continued growth with a major U.S. carrier customer. The candidate is responsible for monitoring and analyzing product performance, conducting thorough analysis of numerous product categories to determine optimal portfolio and approach (proactive and reactive) to drive the category success. The analyst will recommend new products & features as well as sales & marketing initiatives based on market, customer and category inputs and trends. This versatile contributor must also understand the carriers device & network roadmap and how it impacts Samsungs portfolio. The candidate will apply both sales and product knowledge to develop strong business proposals to support multiple categories growth within the company.

Role and Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate and establish effective cross-functional working relationships with business planning, sales, marketing, SEA North America product/category management along with global product planning at headquarters.
  • Responsible for developing regular analysis, sales projections and ad-hoc business modeling synthesizing market, share, revenue and profit data to evaluate scenarios for new products and existing portfolio performance in various categories.
  • Generate strategy, recommendations and actions to drive continued growth in product category(ies). Identify opportunity areas for new business and areas of category performance improvement.
  • Establish device marketing relationships with carrier partner to execute category and portfolio planning initiatives.
  • Oversee data collection, performance analysis, problem identification, and associated recommendations in support of exceeding quarterly and annual revenue, profit, and market share goals for assigned category(ies) and customer(s).

Background/Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in General Business, Business Administration, Sales Operations management, Finance, Supply Chain management or a related field.
  • Must have 2-5 years of related work experience in Business Planning, Supply Chain, Product Development, Product/Category Management, Consulting or Product Marketing.
  • Experience in the telecommunications and/or wireless industry finance, program management, and/or business planning, or equivalent work experience in planning, analytics, or operations.
  • Must have understanding of consumer mobile products (across smartphone, tablet, productivity and/or wearables).
  • Demonstrated success in developing business models and financial analysis.

Skills and Qualifications

Necessary Skills & Attributes

  • The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and collaborate with all appropriate levels within and outside the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct financial analysis and develop business recommendations.
  • Proven ability to communicate in numbers and articulate strategy/recommendations to internal Director level audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects or initiatives. Proven success in a highly dynamic, deadline-driven environment.
  • Should have advanced MS Excel and MS PowerPoint knowledge and skills. Experience with tableau or similar modeling technologies preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in both oral/presentation and written communications.
  • Must have a passion for asking questions understanding why and what you can do to differently, getting things done ahead of schedule, going the extra mile and WINNING

Physical/Mental Demands:

Work is generally performed in an office environment. Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal between more than 50% of work time, including prolonged periods of time. Requires considerable work utilizing high visual acuity / detail, numeric / character distinction and moderate hand / finger dexterity. The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time is under 25 pounds. Performs work under time schedules and stress which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive deadlines, intellectual challenges and project management deadlines. Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids include PCs, printers, copiers, faxes and other equipment commonly associated with an office work area. May require working additional hours beyond normal schedule. Travel varies depending on position.

In order to comply with the federal vaccine mandate, Samsung requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption, or an exemption required under state/local law, is approved. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof that a candidate is fully vaccinated or qualify for an exemption.


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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

In order to comply with the federal vaccine mandate, Samsung Electronics America requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption, or an exemption required under state/local law, is approved. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof that a candidate is fully vaccinated or qualifies for an exemption. More details on how to apply for an exemption are provided after the application process is complete.

Reasonable Accommodations for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities During the Application Process

Samsung Electronics America is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process.If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Reasonable Accommodation Team (855-557-3247) or SEA_Accommodations_Ext@sea.samsung.com for assistance. This number is for accommodation requests only and is not intended for general employment inquiries.

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Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, and network systems, and the entire semiconductor industry with our memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the development of the Internet of Things through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.

Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the worlds leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our official newsroom at (https://news.samsung.com/global/).


Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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