Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

WP Category Management Analyst

US-IL-Chicago
Position Type
Full Time
60601
Requisition ID
2017-122784
Category
Category Management, Insights and Planning

Summary

WP Category Management Analyst

 

Position Summary
The Category management Analyst is responsible for providing the organization, clients and customers with accurate reporting, analysis and customer insight needs that support a mutually beneficial growth plan.

 

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary
The Category Management Analyst is responsible for providing the organization, clients and customers with accurate reporting, analysis and customer insight needs that support a mutually beneficial growth plan.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Job Duty
• Collect, analyze and provide business analytics and market intelligence to support key client groups and Sales Operations
• Develop analysis and insights that highlight assortment opportunities (at the local, regional and national levels) and identifies emerging product trends and risks
• Assist in the development of client/customer analytical capabilities and enhancements including leveraging category data to identify growth opportunities and strategies that deliver solutions to the operator
• Deliver general category management reporting to highlight business performance, as well as performs ad hoc analysis to support category initiatives and needs
• Supports category field activation team with necessary data and insights including sales targets at the operator level
• Provide regular customer insights and recommendations resulting in a deeper understanding of the category

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports
- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

 

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
(Preferred) Bachelor's Degree Or equivalent experience

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience: BA/BS degree in business or a related field from an accredited college/university
1-3 years or more of previous experience working in a category management/analytics environment

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Solid working knowledge of relational database design and development
• Strong client/customer relationship knowledge
• Knowledge of foodservice industry
• Financial acumen
• Strategic planning
• Company policies and procedures

 

Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
(A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department)
Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Office / Non-Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust, and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% - 66% of the time. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Field / Reps Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 74 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Field / Administrative Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

 

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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