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Category Specialist

Miami, FL


Placement Type:


Salary/Pay Rate:

$55-60,000 + benefits

Start Date:


Category Support Specialist

This is a Salaried Consultant role with Aquent Studios. Must be in the Miami area and will work 3 days on-site at our client’s location in Miami and 2 days remotely.

As a Salaried Consultant with Aquent Studios, you receive an annual salary plus full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k w/Match and PTO/Vacation.

The salary range for this position is 55-60k.  The range provided is our reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location.



Summary of Qualifications:

  • Retail/Merchandise experience
  • Good skills in data analysis/reporting, presentations and administrative support

As a Category Support Specialist you will support the Merchandising Team and Director.  

You will be collaborating with internal and external partners, Category Managers/ ACM/ Leader, Promo and advertising teams, Inventory Planners, finance and analytics team, Store Operations, Planogram Designers, Directors, suppliers and others to achieve the assigned tasks.

• Perform weekly and ad-hoc reporting as needed on category sales, inventory, trends and other parameters

• Analyze data or insights to provide ACM/ CM with opportunities and recommendations.

• Provide support and follow up with new item setups, cost and retail changes, miscellaneous item and vendor maintenance, new store set ups, etc.

• Provide support with seasonal and planogram process as needed

• Support with Ad process that may include presentations, meeting notes, follow ups, file consolidation, schedule management, etc.

• Complete tasks and projects in timely manner, act with minimum supervision, balance multiple demands and priorities in fast paced environment while meeting deadlines and maintaining high performance and efficiency

• Ability to research Department processes by meeting with all individuals in the department and gather information to write formal processes for others to use and follow

• Independently and with direction from Category Managers, draft and deliver category and promotional communications such as emails, event calendar messages, updates, etc.

• Provide support with market research, vendor relationships and communication as assigned.

• You may be assigned smaller planograms or categories to manage them under CM/ACM guidance.

• Support with other projects or tasks assigned by Director(s) or CM team.


High school diploma/GED with a preference for a bachelor’s degree or Equal work experience

Required Qualifications

2+ years of experience working in an analytical role.

2+ years of advanced Excel experience

Strong organizational and process documentation skills

Attention to detail and ability to prioritize workload

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel & PowerPoint

Strong team player with the eagerness & aptitude to grow

Strong customer service orientation

Strong analytical and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

2+ years of experience in a retail organization working in an analytical or inventory role.

Familiarity with concepts and practices within a Retail Merchandising department

At least 3 years’ experience providing coordination or administrative support

At least a 2-year degree in Business or related field preferred

Bilingual (English- Spanish) is helpful but not require

Excellent technical skills: knowledge of spreadsheet and database software

Experience or working knowledge of IRI or Nielsen market data a plus

SQL, Tableau, Power BI experience a plus

Excellent presentation skills


Client Description

Aquent Studios is a global creative studio that delivers scale, speed and efficiency to the world’s most recognized brands.  We create the work that matters the most to them—work that has a real impact on their business. As an Aquent Studio team member, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the largest and most influential companies in the world, solving design challenges and extending their brands across tactic types and platforms, including digital design, UI/UX, video, motion, content, print design, web development, and more. If you want to do work that matters in a collaborative setting that values ingenuity and personal growth, you have found the right place!