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Salary: $55,000 to $85,000+

Job Description

Category Analysts report on category growth, research market trends, and strategically set pricing for their product lines. They also source and onboard new products and brands and implement marketing strategies. While a Category Analyst will be an out-of-the-box thinker, they must also be analytically minded and able to compellingly present their data findings to stakeholders of their category. Candidates should be confident, creative, and desire to make an immediate impact on a busy and growing company. This position is full-time and located in Lancaster, PA, but is hybrid-friendly for those within a 2-hour driving radius.

Category Analysts serve Clark’s procurement division, which buys products for our various distribution channels (industry leading Ecommerce platform, The Restaurant Stores, Clark National Accounts, Clark Food Service Equipment, and 11400, Inc.). In 2022, we reached $3.2B in sales from a catalog of 400K+ SKUs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research and add new items and brands
  • Collaborating with marketing teams to creatively promote product lines
  • Researching and strategizing growing market trends to maximize profitability
  • Enhancing effectiveness and shop-ability of our Ecommerce sales platform
  • Monitoring and reporting category sales growth
  • Creating and executing projects to increase sales and gross profit
  • Product testing to ensure quality and consistency

Skills & Requirements

  • Clear, confident, and persuasive communication
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Accurate data reporting and analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills; emphasis in Excel
  • We consider applicants with diverse majors and work history; however, applicants frequently have education in Business Management, Supply Chain, Business Logistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing, or a related field. Relevant positions include Buyer, Procurement Analyst, Vendor Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Brand Analyst, and Marketing Analyst.

Ideal Applicants for this position:

  • Commute from within a 2-hour driving radius of our headquarters in Lancaster, PA
  • Accepting W-2 candidates only. H-1B sponsorship not available.

Who We Are

Clark Associates is the largest food service equipment and supplies dealer in the country and has been recognized as one of Central Pennsylvania’s fastest growing companies! We credit our success to hiring only the very best talent and keeping a strong focus on company culture, and employee engagement and development. People are at the core of everything we do. If you’re looking for a career, and not just a job, Clark Associates is the right fit for you. Click here to learn more.

What We Offer

  • Market-competitive compensation package and yearly performance bonus
  • Great benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401k with company match, generous PTO, paid maternity and parental leave and more
  • Support for career growth and advancement including professional development and leadership courses, ongoing education and trainings, mentorships, company library and more
  • Flexible hours and hybrid-friendly for those within a 2-hour driving radius. Our hybrid remote option generally consists of a combination of weekly in-office and work from home days. This benefit is determined at a department level, and left to the discretion of your manager.
  • Work-life balance and wellness focused employer with on-site fitness Center and local gym discounts, free strength and yoga classes, standing desks, yearly wellness check incentive and more
  • Thoughtful community support through the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation that donates over $3M to the local community annually, time off for monthly volunteer opportunities, charitable gifts to organizations you care about
  • Dog-friendly Office

Hiring Process 

  • Please submit your resume and a cover letter
  • If your application matches the qualities we’re looking for in an employee, you will receive a request for an interview


For Everyone
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • PTO
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Company Discounts
  • AT&T & Verizon Discount
  • Bonus Opportunities
For Everyone
  • On-Site Fitness Centers
  • Dog-friendly Offices