Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Space Management Specialist

US-TN-Nashville
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-132336
Category
Field Operations/Field Management

Summary

Space Management Specialist

 

The Space Management Specialist works directly with ASM’s customers by analyzing shelving data and building planograms in a way that best fits client/customer’s objectives.  Responsible for the efficient and effective managing of assigned categories. Expected to be tactically sound and strategic in plan development. This position can be located in-house with the customer or work remotely as outlined by customer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems, and make adjustments as needed to meet deadlines
  • Support retailers and/or clients POG development throughout defined category review process or client initiatives
  • Communicate business opportunities and recommend action plans by working with clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers
  • Organize information by studying, analyzing, interpreting, and classifying data
  • Executes test sets in set room 

Qualifications

  • Analytical and research Skills
  • Working knowledge of syndicated data and applications
  • Strong merchandising and planogram development skills
  • Basic understanding of category management
  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Team building Skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Experience using planogram software (JDA Space Planning, Apollo, Spaceman, etc.) 

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. 

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

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) 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. ASM 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 Space Management Specialist works directly with ASM’s customers by analyzing shelving data and building planograms in a way that best fits client/customer’s objectives.  Responsible for the efficient and effective managing of assigned categories. Expected to be tactically sound and strategic in plan development. This position can be located in-house with the customer or work remotely as outlined by customer.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Planogram Management

  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems, and make adjustments as needed to meet deadlines
  • Support retailers and/or clients POG development throughout defined category review process or client initiatives

Planogram Development

  • Communicate business opportunities and recommend action plans by working with clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers
  • Organize information by studying, analyzing, interpreting, and classifying data
  • Executes test sets in set room

 

Data Analysis/Interpretation/Application                             

  • Determine and quantify primary business opportunities and key drivers as they pertain to shelving
  • Support key business opportunities by recommending merchandising/assortment solutions based on applicable data
  • Prioritize optimal assortment and/or shelving information to support the goals of our clients, customers, and company
  • Evaluate the reliability of source information by weighing raw data and organizing results for analysis

POG Data Collection                                                                    

  • Provide planogram information for clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers through the use of syndicated or customer-specific data sources
  • Meet specific needs of requesting party by determining appropriate movement/performance data selection such as share of shelf, days of supply, pack out, etc.

Database Management

  • Maintain information inputs in ASM’s proprietary POG Analysis tools

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 is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 

Tavel up to   25% 

 

Minimum QualificationsThe 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): High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                         (Preferred): Associate's Degree or equivalent experience                 

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience: 

- 2-4 years of experience in merchandising and planogram development skills

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Analytical and research Skills
  • Working knowledge of syndicated data and applications
  • Strong merchandising and planogram development skills
  • Basic understanding of category management
  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Team building Skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Experience using planogram software (JDA Space Planning, Apollo, Spaceman, etc.)

 

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.  A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. 

 

Additional Information Regarding ASM 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. ASM 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.  ASM 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 Sales & Marketing LLC. 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 Sales & Marketing LLC 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, ASM 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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