Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Trade Marketing Specialist

US-IL-Naperville
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-133780
Category
Creative & Product Services

Summary

The Trade Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing, editing and publishing content for online commerce - including descriptions, bullets, keywords and enhanced content. This position writes engaging and informative content, assesses data needs for content projects and performs tasks related to new product uploads and content maintenance. This role’s responsibilities include organizing, editing and publishing online content, performing site updates and working with the Trade Marketing Team, Account Executives and Vendors to determine key priorities and deadlines. The ideal candidate is able to work with minimal supervision and believes in collaboration, leveraging technology to solve data problems and the web's ability to produce new opportunities for a growing company.

 

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.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and proof content for online commerce through:
    • Assessing data and information needs for content projects
    • Synthesizing meeting notes, sell sheets and other data into clear and engaging content
    • Creating a narrative or voice that represents a company or brand
    • Developing enhanced content, graphics and page layout for online retail sites for various Sage Tree clients; write, edit and proofread new content while ensuring that all documents meet established content standards
    • Recognize and solve data problems and inconsistencies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients & internal sales team: develop client-deliverables including setup sheets, proposals and more, and present information effectively and persuasively.
  • Set up SKUs on retailers' operating systems.
  • Work with the Trade Marketing Manager to help evaluate market segmentation, competitive analysis, product positioning and new product launch programs for clients' online business; also work with the team to keep product information up-to-date on our servers


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
     
Field of Study/Area of Experience:  preferably in Journalism, Marketing, Math, or Finance - writing and analytical background necessary
0-2 years of experience in ecommerce or writing

 

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Avid web user
  • Proficient In Excel spreadsheets  •required•

  • High level of initiative and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong writer with an eye for creating engaging content
  • Experience in how to tell a story using words, graphics and rich media
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to achieve success by transforming ambiguity into clear standards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skill
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products desired - graphics experience a plus
  • Desire to contribute to a positive work environment and create success for clients and team members
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data and streamline processes
  • Passion, integrity and energy
  • Knowledge of basic SEO best practices and keyword research
  • Ability to build relationships across teams and clients
  • Ability to interview, train and manage team members

 

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. 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.

 

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

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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