Category Analyst

Position Summary

The Category Analyst is focused on leading projects to ensure that the Tools and Supplies Department increase efficiency and productivity. The role requires strong analytical and research skills to take relevant data (sales/inventory/shipping, external competitive lines, etc) and distill them into solutions. This is a Full-time salary position based in Albion, ME. 2/3 hybrid after probationary period.


  • You provide category analyses and consumer insights using a range of data sources, including competitor assortments and pricing, product, and sales.
  • Collect and organize disparate pieces of information into clear and concise business cases, presenting internally and to customers.
  • You access relevant information, interpret results, and draw conclusions to support the business case for each project.
  • You will be responsible for mining data.
  • You partner with the marketing team to accurately track the performance of marketing programs, new item introductions, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or IT.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.

Qualifications & Skills

  • You are highly analytical with solid Excel skills, and Excel dashboard experience, including building pivot tables.
  • Comfortable working with customers and vendors and has a broad understanding of products and customer needs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self-manage, and seek help when necessary.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Punctuality and able to hit concrete deadlines.
  • Ability to travel domestically, as required.
  • Ability to function as part of a team.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in project management and data analysis.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of physically working outdoors.
  • Ability to lift and bend (up to 20 lbs. occasionally).


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Experience Level

  • 5 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Travel Requirement

  • Up to 25% travel

Ability to Relocate

  • Albion, ME 04910: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location

  • Hybrid remote in Albion, ME 04910

JOHNNY’S SELECTED SEEDS was established in 1973 by our Founder, Rob Johnston, Jr. Today we are 100% Employee Owned. Johnny’s mission is Helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.

Johnny’s is renowned for our exceptional customer service offering seeds, tools, supplies and information to direct-market growers and avid home gardeners. We source, breed, trial, and sell outstanding selected varieties of vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and farm seed, as well as thoughtfully designed tools and equipment. We take pride in the wealth of information and depth of experience we offer our customer base, nationwide and globally.

We are a strong, stable company focused on growth while still maintaining our small company feel and staying true to our roots. Beautiful Central Maine, where our research farm, warehouse, and offices are located, is the perfect launching point for an active, four-season lifestyle. Geographically situated halfway between Maine’s mountains and its 4500-mile-long coastline, we’re a short drive away from resorts, parks, and harbors renowned for a rich diversity of recreational and cultural opportunities.

If you are passionate about good, healthy food and would choose to work for a company with fellow co-owners who are passionate about our mission and values, Johnny’s may be the place for you!

Johnny’s Selected Seeds is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.


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