Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Manager Space and Assortment Analytics

Job Locations US-MO-Saint Louis
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Saint Louis
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Full Time
Business Development
USD $65,000.00/Yr.
USD $75,000.00/Yr.


SCOPE OF WORK – Current Role

Category Manager: National Space Planning (100% funded by C&D)


  • Work closely with CSI Director and wider Insights team to develop selling stories for Sales teams to leverage to win at shelf.
  • Support Sales Strategy and Enablement in developing Best In Class shelving recommendations and Strategic National Planograms.
  • Provide customer-specific insights to help sell in items, increase facing or improve shelf positioning.
    • Responsibility for Mass (Walmart/Target), Strategic Grocery Accounts (Kroger, Meijer, Publix, ADUSA, Albertsons Co. Inc)
  • Attend meetings with retailers to present insights and ideas for category development, as requested by Sales partners.
  • Wider industry best practice learning by sharing with Advantage Solutions Shelf Management team.
  • Help to support new resource in learning categories and C&D brand strategies. Share efficient, processes and work together to enhance.



Category Manager: National Space Planning (100% funded by C&D)


  • Work in partnership with C&D teams (Sales, Category Management and Sales Strategy) to build customer-specific POG to help sell in items, increase facing or improve shelf positioning for C&D while ensuring category growth for retailer.
  • Specific responsibility for:
    • National Brokered Accounts (Grocery Retailers managed by Advantage Solutions – all Grocery except Kroger, Meijer, Publix, ADUSA, Albertsons Co. Inc),
    • Drug, Beauty, and Dollar Channel
    • Support on other larger customers in busy times as requested (by Andrew).
    • Conducting space to sales and days of supply analysis (using C&D custom Circana / Advantage Syndicated database as relevant). Adopt methodology developed by Andrew Macaulay and continue the dialogue with him, so any improvements can be implemented.
    • Prioritize work based on $ opportunity – size of both customer and category and responsiveness of buyer (work with Sales) to implement recommended changes to POG
  • POG recommendations are based on insights. Therefore, build Category and Client knowledge –across 5 Strategic Business Units with multiple categories and 14+ brands.
    • Andrew and wider Advantage team will support - 101 info / C&D strategy planning docs including shelf strategy and insights supporting this.
  • Operational tasks – maintain library and work with Andrew to develop efficient sharing process.
  • Wider industry best practice learning by sharing with Advantage Solutions Shelf Management team / taking part in any training offered.



Job Will Remain Open Until Filled


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.


The Manager, Space & Assortment Analytics is required to both manage a team of Schematic Analysts and provide strategic planogram analytical support for Company clients and customers.  The role of manager requires excellent communication, motivation and problem solving skills, in concert with building relationships with retailer personnel to maximize the ROI on our retailer facing investments.  The analytics work requires expert knowledge of space management technology, application of the information available, and the ability to create solutions for clients and customers using the appropriate information and tools. 



Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


Manage Associates

  • Hire, develop and retain talent employing enterprise processes and resources
  • Train, mentor, and motivate team of Schematic Analysts 
  • Ensure customer and client satisfaction through effective and efficient utilization of team resources
  • Communicate with customer leadership where company resources are placed to maintain effective use of company resources and coordinate professional development and associate opportunities


Project Management

  • Interact with Company sales teams and Company Analytics, Insights and Intelligence teams to review areas of opportunity to apply team resources
  • Assist on-site resources with supporting retailers assortment and planogram review processes
  • Maintain project schedule and track time spent on projects


Planogram Development & Maintenance

  • Identify important projects that can assist clients or customers and assume responsibility for completion of those projects
  • Quality assurance on work done by Schematic Analysts


Data Analysis / Interpretation / Application

  • Utilize data available in planogram tools to provide solutions or uncover opportunities for clients and customers
  • Create best practices that can be applied within internal team and pushed out to broader Analytics, Insights and Intelligence constituents


Business Development

  • Seek out revenue opportunities, build presentation to pitch opportunity and close billable opportunities
  • Manage relationships with existing clients and customers to maintain existing revenue stream and facilitate new opportunities



Supervisory Responsibilities


Direct Reports
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources


Indirect Reports
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports



Travel and/or Driving Requirements
- Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty and function of this job 
- Travel up to 20%



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 in Computer Science, Data Management          


Field of Study/Area of Experience: 
- 5+ years of experience in Retail experience; mastery of space management technology
- 2 years supervisor experience


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to confidently work with client, customer, and internal leadership
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team; a hunger for “winning together”
  • Self-directed work ethic and desire to succeed; thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate forward-looking, strategic thinking aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize business requests
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, mentor, and inspire
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate skillfully in difficult situations with both internal and external constituents
  • Demonstrated consulting and influence skills with retailers, clients, and direct reports
  • Experience managing, training, and inspiring other associates preferred
  • Good communication – written and oral – skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Intellectually curious, eager to problem solve, and  a quick learner
  • Microsoft Office experience: Mastery of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Passion to achieve desired results through others with positive, energetic, and enthusiastic communication
  • Syndicated Data experience: Proficient in IRI and Nielsen data platforms 
  • Understanding and application of principles and practices of Category Management (analysis of assortment, pricing, promotion, shelving, shopper) required
  • Well-organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Expertise with space management technology platforms preferred (JDA, Symphony Gold (Apollo), Spaceman)


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.


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.

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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