Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Sr Business Analyst

US-MN-Minneapolis
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-133707
Category
Category Management, Insights and Planning

Summary

Sr. Business Analyst

 

The Sr. Business Analyst supports the National Director of Retail Operations to make discernible difference across operations with accurate and insightful data analysis.  Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with software tools to create, edit, and analyze complex reports, graphs, and presentations.  Be able to make sound decisions and the ability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy of information.  Independently take ownership of projects to completion by effectively coordinating all the necessary resources.  Resolve complex, non-routine problems and issues where no precedent has been established or exists with no supervision.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Utilizing various data systems, extracts raw data from reporting system  and conducts in-depth analysis on customer product flow.  Consults with internal business partners or external clients to present data and recommends actions to assist client with meeting business objectives.
  • Extracts data from third-party market research resources, integrates with internal data and conducts trend analysis.  Interprets results and presents recommendations to business partner.
  • Works closely with business partners to develop report specifications based on client needs.
  • Manages ad hoc projects based on business partner or client requests.
  • Pro-actively develops and delivers presentations as required by client.
  • Provides training and direction to lower-level Business Analysts.

Qualifications 

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Advance MS Excel, including pivot table creation, advanced formulas, vlookup function
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Access, including importing large data files, query creation, create macro, read/edit/write VBA in modules
  • 5+ years relative work experience in applicable field

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.

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC 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

 

Support the National Director of Retail Operations to make discernible difference across operations with accurate and insightful data analysis.  Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with software tools to create, edit, and analyze complex reports, graphs, and presentations.  Be able to make sound decisions and the ability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy of information.  Independently take ownership of projects to completion by effectively coordinating all the necessary resources.  Resolve complex, non-routine problems and issues where no precedent has been established or exists with no supervision.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilizing various data systems, extracts raw data from reporting system  and conducts in-depth analysis on customer product flow.  Consults with internal business partners or external clients to present data and recommends actions to assist client with meeting business objectives.
  • Extracts data from third-party market research resources, integrates with internal data and conducts trend analysis.  Interprets results and presents recommendations to business partner.
  • Works closely with business partners to develop report specifications based on client needs.
  • Manages ad hoc projects based on business partner or client requests.
  • Pro-actively develops and delivers presentations as required by client.
  • Provides training and direction to lower-level Business Analysts.

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. 

Travel up to   5 - 10% 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                   

Field of Study/Area of Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in an analytical position

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Advance MS Excel, including pivot table creation, advanced formulas, vlookup function
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Access, including importing large data files, query creation, create macro, read/edit/write VBA in modules

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 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 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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