Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Senior Trade Marketing Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Carlsbad
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    Full Time
    Sales (Professional)
  • Summary

    Senior Trade Marketing Specialist


    The Senior Trade Marketing Specialist is responsible for assisting the Trade Marketing Manager in creating a culture that supports innovation, individual excellence and a commitment to best practices in ecommerce. This position identifies new opportunities for team members and helps develop, implement and maintain a training program and supporting materials. This role’s responsibilities include organizing, editing and publishing online content, overseeing product and content maintenance and working with Account Executives, Trade Marketing Specialists and Vendors to determine key priorities and deadlines. The incumbent assists in all areas of Trade Marketing, from developing online content to effecting leadership throughout the team. 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.


    The Company 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. The Company 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

    • Assist Trade Marketing Manager in all areas of Trade Marketing
    • Effect leadership throughout the team by activating team members
    • Create a long-term content strategy backed by industry best practices and vendor metrics
      • Assess data and information needs for content projects
      • Synthesize meeting notes, sell sheets and other data into clear and engaging content while creating a narrative or voice that represents a company or brand
      • Develop client-deliverables including setup sheets, proposals and more
      • Write, edit and proof content for online commerce
      • Create enhanced online content, graphics and page layout
    • Help define content standards for all channels (e.g. biogs, ecommerce, internal documents)
    • Create documents that support employee training and identify areas of growth for team members
    • Help organize and maintain data on 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:  Experience in how to tell a story using words, graphics and rich media, Background in ecommerce and online marketing desired
    1-3 years of experience in project management, ecommerce or writing



    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • High level of Initiative and ability to work under minimal supervision
    • Strong editor with an eye for creating online content
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skill
    • Ability to achieve success by transforming ambiguity into clear standards
    • Desire to contribute to a positive work environment and create success for clients and team members
    • Ability to build relationships across teams and clients
    • Ability to manage large amounts of data and streamline processes
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) required - graphics experience a plus
    • Knowledge of basic SEO and keyword research



    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.


    Additional Information Regarding The Company 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. The Company 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.  The Company 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.


    The Company 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, the Company 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.


    The Company 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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