Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Space Planning Associate

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Minneapolis
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    MN
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-149793
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Field Operations/Field Management
  • Summary

    Space Planning Associate

     

    The Space Planning Associate 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 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 Space Planning Associate 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. 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 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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