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Advantage Solutions VP Analytics, Insights, and Intelligence in New York, New York

Summary

Vice President Analytics, Insights and Intelligence

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!As part of our commitment to building brands through winning insights for our clients and customers, we are seeking a highly dynamic Vice President (VP) for Analytics, Insights and Intelligence plays a pivotal role in leading and shaping the direction of our Analytics, Insights and Intelligence team. The data at our fingers tips is exploding at a staggering pace: with more volume, velocity, variety and voracity that ever, our team creates insight-driven solutions that differentiate our company and unlocks brand growth for our clients and customers.

The VP for Analytics, Insights and Intelligence is a senior member of the team and leads the category management and shopper insights analytics developed in support of customer teams. This position reports to the EVP of Analytics, Insights and Intelligence. He/she is responsible for achieving the division’s revenue and EBIDTA targets, generating new business opportunities and managing business unit operations. It is an important role in the leadership and development of the people who work day-to-day to support the customer-specific category leadership and brand growth priorities of our partners with winning insights.

If you are looking to make a difference as a part of a great team, come, stay, grow and lead with the Analytics, Insights and Intelligence team at the Company! 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:

  • Manage and cultivate an environment that encourages and empowers associates to be creative thought leaders.

  • Demonstrate a hands-on approach to learning and development of associates, identifying training needs for current and future roles and mentoring and guiding associates in their development.

  • Responsible for cultivating an environment where proactive, creative, and best demonstrated knowledge sharing is de rigueur amongst the team.

  • Ensure all work product is delivered on-time, on-scope, and delivers measurable value that maximizes client satisfaction.

  • Manage business unit resources to deliver EBIDTA objective.

  • Ability to anticipate future market changes so that resources can be adjusted accordingly; including planning for new revenue growth as well as customer shifts/consolidations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (BS or BA) Degreein Marketing, Math, Statistics, or Economic fields or equivalent job-relatedexperiencerequired;MBA, MS or relevant work experience preferred

  • 12+ years in sales and marketing CPG or food brokerage organization

  • 5-10 years successfully managing a P&L, budgeting and forecasting, and managing client expectations either personally or through a team

  • Experience in Brand Management, Customer Management, Category Management, and Shopper Marketing a plus

  • 10+ years managing direct reports; reporting directly to VP or C-level executive

  • Strategic leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people, identify and prioritize opportunities and recommend appropriate tactics to achieve the strategic objectives to deliver quality results through others

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

Associate Development

  • Manage and cultivate an environment that encourages and empowers associates to be creative thought leaders

  • Communicate company and department strategies and goals to associates and align their efforts to achieve those goals

  • Demonstrate hands-on approach to learning and development of associates, identifying training needs for current and future roles and mentoring and guiding associates in their development

  • Proactively builds skill set by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, exploring new data sets, and developing and maintaining personal networks that extend beyond the food industry

Team Leadership

  • Responsible for cultivating an environment where proactive, creative, and best demonstrated knowledge sharing is de rigueur amongst team

  • Lead, manage, coach, and hold accountable any direct reports to ensure highly effective and efficient processes and/or team collaboration

  • Oversee management of staff priorities, workload balancing/utilization, employee recognition/rewards, and routine staff professional development to keep turnover at a minimum and staff morale high

Client and Customer Management

  • Ensure all work product is delivered on-time, on-scope, and delivers measurable value that maximizes client satisfaction

  • Routinely nurture and cultivate key stakeholder relationships, ensuring they have proactive visibility to the capabilities, tools, and resources available to them across the Company enterprise.

  • Consistently and actively develop and nurture relationships with clients and customers, and respond to their needs through insight creation and delivery

  • Be an advocate of the RAVE process, working to reinforce the importance of value creation measurement with clients, customers, and associates

Achieve P&L Targets

  • Manage business unit resources to deliver EBIDTA objective

Forecasting

  • Ability to anticipate future market changes so that resources can be adjusted accordingly; including planning for new revenue growth as well as customer shifts/consolidations

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 and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

  • Travel up to 50%

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): B.A.|B.S. in marketing, math, statistics, or economic fields; MBA, MS or relevant work experience preferred

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

12+ years in sales and marketing CPG or food brokerage organization

5-10 years successfully managing a P&L, budgeting and forecasting, and managing client expectations either personally or through a team

Experience in Brand Management, Customer Management, Category Management, and Shopper Marketing a plus

10+ years managing direct reports; reporting directly to VP or C-level executive

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strategic leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people, identify and prioritize opportunities and recommend appropriate tactics to achieve the strategic objectives to deliver quality results through others

  • A demonstrated ability to build, direct the development of – and personally deliver - visually compelling presentations

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.

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago | US-NJ-South Plainfield | US-NY-New York | US-GA-Atlanta | US-OH-Cincinnati

Primary Posting Location : City Boston

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MA

Postal Code 60601

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-341918

Position Type Full Time

Category Category Management, Insights and Planning

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