Ahold Delhaize Job

Position:  Location Research Analyst II

Contact: Bradley.markle@retailbusinessservices.com

Location:  Landover, MD

Position Summary:
Learn Site Location Research skills to identify and determine appropriate growth opportunities for Ahold Delhaize USA stores. Design, conduct and analyze a wide range of primary market research projects including new store, acquisition and location strategy studies in new and existing markets. Learn supermarket industry, competition & trends.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn to Perform Site location/market analysis – thoroughly evaluate market dynamics including competitive demographic and economic factors. Quantify the potential of one or several sites and select the best strategy for entering or expanding the market. Prepare a concise, written analysis recommending appropriate corporate strategy for senior executives.
  • Learn to Perform Acquisition studies – identify and evaluate potential supermarket and pharmacy acquisition candidates. Based on market analysis, recommend appropriate actions needed for stores once acquired.
  • Perform competitive retail unit evaluations to assess market strength and estimated sales volume.
  • Learn to Develop and incorporate new research tools including GIS and BI tools to further automate forecasting process.
  • Learn to Coordinate market strategy assessment process through multiple departments culminating with the real estate committee meeting(s).
  • Learn to Enlist support for recommended strategies among senior executives and several other associates in corporate development and other areas in the company.
  • Serve as a market resource and consultant to senior executives.
  • Serve as sales expert within district or districts for budgeting and three year plan sales projections.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree

Desirable skill-sets:

  • Experience/Knowledge of supermarket operations/business
  • Strong Logic and Analytical Skills
  • Conversational & Presentation Skills
  • Experience with GIS (geographic information system)
  • Microsoft Software Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word