Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Business Analyst

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2018-145190
Category
Business Development

Summary

Business Analyst

 

The Business Analyst manages financial information for Client’s key promotion trade plans. Create financial plans and forecast spend based on allotted budget for promotions. Analyze, identify, and resolve potential promotion funding issues/conflicts and communicate resolution(s) to Business Development Manager (BDM) and/or Client.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Business Development Managers.
  • Forecast, design, and conduct business and financial models for Client promotional trade plans.
  • Analyze, identify, and resolve potential promotional or funding issues or conflicts and communicate resolution to BDM and Client.
  • Partner with ASM Category Management team to build sales presentations, new items, selling promotions, pricing, and planogram changes.
  • Manage financial information including balance sheet/accounts for trade plans; prepare financial analysis for period of statements; prepare reconciliations, schedules, and account analysis.
  • Research and report on factors influencing business performance.
  • Assess financial implications of new or existing plans.
  • Ensure compliance with ASM’s & Client’s standards for financial management.
  • Implement annual and item(s) specific promotional plans.
  • Analyze, identify, and resolve potential promotional or funding issues or conflicts and communicate resolution to BDM and Client.

Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent job-related work experience.
  • Working knowledge of syndicated data helpful.
  • Forecasts, sets objectives, anticipates, structures tasks and establishes priorities.
  • Strong sales presentation development skills.
  • Demonstrates commitment to meeting or exceeding customer expectations, effectively solicits and responds to the needs of the customer both external and internal.
  • 2 – 3 years relative work experience in applicable field.
  • Executes verbal and written business communications, in a manner that effectively achieves business objectives, reflects the Company’s commitment to integrity, and is in keeping with Company policies 

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 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.

 

 

Job Duty

System Reporting & Analysis

  • Develop standard and ad hoc reports, templates, dashboards, scorecards and metrics.
  • Research, analyze, and present data as assigned.
  • Meet with management to discuss and clarify requests for projects, highlight issues, and make recommendations to address issues and priorities.
  • Write detailed reports and make oral presentations to management.
  • Troubleshoot data and reports.
  • Assist in rollout and implementation programs 
  • Coach and assist in development of new team members.
  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with Data Privacy and Protection Guidelines.
  • Evaluate, identify, and recommend solutions to automate processes.
  • Partner with project team members for developing reports, interfaces, data conversion programs, and application extensions.

 

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):  Associate's Degree or equivalent experience      
      (Preferred):  Bachelor's Degree  

           

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  systems analytics, reporting

4-6 years of related experience.

 

 

Knowledge and Abilities
• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
• Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Strong prioritization skills
• Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
• Ability to work effectively with management
• Ability to research and analyze data effectively 
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
• Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
• Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
• Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

 

 

Environmental & Physical Requirements
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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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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