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Professional, Category Management Analyst

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Irvine, CA, United States
Job ID: 59787



Ingram Micro is the business behind the world’s brands, providing more ways to realize the promise of technology®. We are an integral part of the technology ecosystem, helping our partners grow and thrive through the creation and delivery of Information Technology, Cloud solutions and Lifecycle services. With more than $54 billion in revenue and the ability to reach 90% of the global population, we are one of the world’s largest technology distributors, serving our partners through operations in 61 countries with 29,000 associates.


Ingram Micro has earned Great Place to Work Certification™ for 2022-2023 in the United States! This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to our people and our culture.


Come join our team where you’ll make technology happen in surprising ways. Let’s shape tomorrow - it’ll be a fun journey!

From day one, you’ll see why so many team members love coming to work at Ingram Micro, with a hybrid work schedule, highly competitive salary and great opportunities for advancement.

Ideal Candidate Profile:
A professional with a strong desire to partner with internal and external customers, focused on inventory optimization, sku rationalization, category management and backorder management. The new hire will be mentored by senior leadership and will have the ability to work with every department within our company. The Ideal candidate will feel comfortable collaborating with internal stakeholders to optimization inventory.


We offer a hybrid working environment, the employee has the flexibility to split their week between working remote and in our corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA.  Expected to work 3 days in office per week.

Position Summary:

  • Provide reporting and analytics support for category management, inventory optimization and backorder management.
  • Support Request for Proposal process which includes data gathering, category & assortment analysis, vendor selection, RFQ coordination, bid analysis, contract negotiation and execution.
  • Support implementation of category management and backorder management processes and tools.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to support the needs of the business.
  • Support the department’s efforts in achieving set annual objectives and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and identify trends that impact category through sales, inventory, competitive landscape, and customer data.
  • Leverage data analytics tools to organize, summarize and visualize data into meaningful insights that drive category initiatives and decision process.
  • Coordinate and manage RFP sourcing process for category sourcing events.
  • Participate in assortment planning process and support allocation strategies. Provide analysis and research to support the creation of the assortment and buy plans.
  • Work collaboratively across other departments on inventory optimization and assortment planning to drive category results.
  • Provide other ad hoc duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates technical competence to grasp new concepts and applications quickly
  • Ability to work independently with strong mentorship
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient within Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI) & Qlik Sense
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Driven and motivated individual who is eager to learn


This is not a complete listing of the job duties.  It’s a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all these duties.


Please be prepared to pass a drug test and successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check that includes verification of vaccination status.


Ingram Micro requires all new associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, this position requires applicants to submit proof, prior to start date, that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Ingram Micro will comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.  Applicants will be notified of the requirements of Ingram Micro’s COVID-19 policy and process for verification of vaccination status prior to the start of employment. 


Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination, or racism. As a company we do not – and will not – tolerate these actions.


Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.  



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