Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    900 Nicollet Mall
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Minneapolis
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    MN
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-151213
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Business Development
  • Summary

    Business Analyst

     

    At Advantage Solutions, we build people, brands and businesses!  The Business Analyst position is designed to provide our Sales Managers and Vendor Partners with comprehensive sales analysis and support.  This person in this position will be responsible for running and compiling sales summaries, analyzing the data and providing actionable insights for retailer business.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provide weekly and monthly sales summaries based on POS data
    • Analyze data and translate it into actionable insights with the goal of driving sales
    • Run and publish adhoc reports as needed/requested
    • Prepare presentations for buyer and vendor meetings
    • Support sales team in completing analysis and inventory checks

    Qualifications

    • (Required): Associate's or Bachelor Degree (preferred in Business or Sales Analytics)
    • Experience in Sales and/or Replenishment Analytics preferred
    • Experience with Retailer POS systems a plus
    • Prior large retailer analytical experience preferred
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
    • Team/collaborative approach to decision making with excellent people skills and ability to build and maintain relationships
    • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment 

    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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