Assortment Optimization Analyst

Ahold Delhaize USA

Ahold Delhaize USA

Carlisle, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Address: USA-PA-Carlisle-1149 Harrisburg Pike
Store Code: Assortment Services (5139442)

Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of global food retailer Ahold Delhaize, is part of the U.S. family of brands, which also includes five leading omnichannel grocery brands – Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Ahold Delhaize USA associates support the brands with a wide range of services, including Finance, Legal, Sustainability, Commercial, Digital and E-commerce, Technology and more.

Primary Purpose
This analyst drives the Assortment Optimization process for one of the major category groups across the ADUSA network, facilitating collaboration, tool and process adoption and integration, and analysis efforts for internal partners and for our great local brands, related to both macro and micro space. This individual works as part of a team of Assortment Analysts, working together to drive the Assortment Optimization process for categories within their category group across the local brands.

This position will support the development of future macro and micro space tools that will be utilized by all ADUSA brands in support of the 110,000+ in-store planograms and the Ecommerce facilities.

Our flexible/ hybrid work schedule includes 3 in-person days at one of our core locations and 2 remote days.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver assortment optimization for all category groups, providing detailed analysis and assortment recommendations to the category teams across ADUSA through the Assortment Optimization Tool, working in concert with the Aligned Cycle Assortment Review Calendar; provide strategic insights to business-relevant questions using the same data driven approach based on category role and desired KPIs for each assortment review.
  • Translate category strategy and insights into the assortment optimization process for each category review. Customer decision trees, cannibalization groups, multiple scenario modeling, and store clustering are all deliverables through the process.
  • Create assortment scenarios, including projected KPIs through the optimization process for off-cycle strategic requests that originate from internal partners, working closely with the area manager to deliver strategic insights and supporting data.
  • Deliver the optimization of assortment for select category groups in wareroom and Ecommerce Fulfillment Centers leveraging software that drives efficiency in Ecommerce order fulfillment.
  • Responsible for producing pre and post optimization reporting and analysis. Rest of market opportunity analysis, click and collect item rankings and post reset waterfall reporting to measure the efficacy of the reset activity.
  • Leads/participates in the intake process with Category to understand brand strategies to incorporate into the assortment optimization process. Collaborating with the manager to make sure all strategic inputs were recorded and are similarly understood. As needed, able to independently lead and document the meetings.
  • Work with Category analysts to develop item and product group attributes for a given category groups. Review and understand the impact those attributes will have on customer decision tree, cannibalization groups and final item utility scores, and communicate these implications to the category teams. Partnering with the manager for upload into the central repository and therefore creating future efficiencies.
  • Embrace a continuous improvement and collaboration mindset, looking for opportunities to enhance existing processes while delivering the same or better results.
  • Model a delivery mindset as it relates to targets, process, and development goals; taking concrete steps to deliver on targets.
  • Additional job duties may be assigned as needed to meet the needs of the business and support our Values.


  • 2+ years in Retail, Business, or Technology related roles required; 1+ years related specifically to advancing technology and business systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office usage
  • Demonstrated history of delivering on impacts and results on a wide range of responsibilities.
  • Exhibit leadership behaviors to effectively lead self.
  • Key skills: effective communicator, value-based decision making, customer focused.

Preferred Qualifications
Some knowledge of following systems: JDA / Blue Yonder space management, IRI / Circana

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Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of global food retailer Ahold Delhaize, is part of the U.S. family of brands, which also includes five leading omnichannel grocery brands – Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. When considered together, the companies of Ahold Delhaize USA comprise the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast and the fourth largest grocery retail group in the nation, serving millions of omnichannel customers each week.

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