Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Account Executive Strategic Marketing

Job Locations US-IL-Naperville
Primary Posting Location : City
Naperville
Primary Posting Location : State/Province
IL
Primary Posting Location : Country
US
Requisition ID
2020-287417
Position Type
Full Time
Category
Client Services/Account Management

Summary

Account Executive Strategic Marketing

 

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Strategic Account Executive will play a key role in sales and/or marketing new business initiatives, reporting activities, and industry research. Responsible for supporting RFPs, strategy development into new verticals, businesses and/or categories, and create reports on trends and/or industry newsletters or other publications. Manages and reports on new business pipeline, development of presentations, internal and/or external Leadership, and support all activities performed by the strategy office.

 

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

 

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in strategy development, branding, and new business development efforts for sales and marketing.
  • Interview key stakeholders to gain a clear understanding of the audience, industry, competitive landscape, and business objective.
  • Define the branding/design of pitch elements and manage vendors on the creation of elements.
  • Contribute to articulating and formulating strategic offerings and positioning.
  • Perform industry research and analysis when entering new industries, channels, or adjacencies. Compile and gather information for presentation and report development.
  • Manage presentation and report development for all strategic initiatives and/or corporate reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or equivalent job-related experience is required
  • 1-3 years of experience in sales and/or a marketing capacity, department, and/or CPG company
  • Good interpersonal skills; Team building Skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Ability to make oral presentations; Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

Responsibilities

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 


Job Duty 


Strategy and Brand Development

  • Participate in strategy development, branding, and new business development efforts for sales and marketing
  • Interview key stakeholders to gain a clear understanding of the audience, industry, competitive landscape, and business objective
  • Define branding/design of pitch elements and manage vendors on creation of elements
  • Contribute in articulating and formulating strategic offerings and positioning

Research / Analysis / Reporting

  • Perform industry research and analysis when entering new industries, channels, or adjacencies
  • Compile and gather information for presentation and report development

Presentation and Report Development

  • Manage presentation and report development for all strategic initiatives and/or corporate reporting requirements
    o Develop pitch themes, brainstorm in-room collateral, assets, or other elements to deliver a compelling, cohesive, and memorable presentation
    o Manage presentation flow and individual slide content to effectively convey offerings, key differentiators, and specific strategic proposal

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

 

Indirect Reports
- Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to 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: Marketing or equivalent job-related experience

 

- 1-3 years of experience in sales and/or a marketing capacity, department, and/or CPG company

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Team building Skills
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

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.

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