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Advantage Solutions National Senior Category Manager - Remote in United States

Summary

Senior National Category Manager

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, the National Senior Category Manager is a critical role on our Analytics, Insights and Intelligence team. The National Senior Category Manager position is the facilitator between the client and the Company market analytic resources. This candidate is a strategic, creative, organized leader who is confident in creating and presenting ideas and solutions to client’s sales, analytics, and leadership teams. As the arbiter of a client’s strategies and direction, this position requires a complete understanding of client brands and objectives, bold thought leadership, excellent communication skills, and the ability to translate complex data into actionable selling solutions. The National Senior Category Manager is expected to be able to manage, motivate and inspire others on the team. This associate is also expected to have mastered the art and science of data acquisition (through multiple platforms), data application, story-telling, and influencing through effective presentation skills. No day is ever the same in this job as the variety of work to be performed evolves weekly, but the importance of managing the Analytics and Insights relationship between the Company and the client is the constant.

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:

  • Engages with clients and customers to understand strategies and objectives, leverage that information in developing analytics, insights, and strategies, and share that information back into the Company organization.

  • Resource for strategic, enterprise-driven analytics and insight work.

  • Leverages experience to create mutually beneficial solutions for all parties involved.

  • Creates visually compelling, insight-driven presentations with actionable tactics and strategies

  • Utilizes a broad range of data sources, market research findings, tools, and analytics to identify opportunities and deliver insights with actionable strategies and quantifiable results and share that information across market resources.

  • Provides guidance, direction, and mentoring to Category Managers, Category Leadership Associates, and Category Analysts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; B.A./B.S. in Marketing, Math, Statistics, or Economic fields

  • 3-5 years’ Experience in an applicable field (sales and marketing agency or CPG industry solution provider, retailer, or manufacturer)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with large data sets; an appetite for numbers and analytics

  • Syndicated Data experience: Mastery of IRI, Nielsen, and other relevant platforms preferred

  • Deep experience with the application of shopper panel data and geodemographic datasets

  • Understanding and application of principles and practices of Category Management (analysis of assortment, pricing, promotion, shelving, shopper) required

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

Client Leadership and Management

  • Leverages syndicated scan, panel, and geodemographic data to optimize new product introductions, distribution, shelving, pricing, and promotional strategies across a strategic, national client base

  • Engages with clients and customers to understand strategies and objectives, leverage that information in developing analytics, insights, and strategies, and share that information back in to the Company organization

  • Resource for strategic, enterprise driven analytics and insight work

  • Contributes to RAVE process, focusing efforts on measurable value creation with customers and clients, and serving as a role model and mentor to others in Ai2

  • Leverages experience to create mutually beneficial solutions for all parties involved

Thought Leadership

  • Creates visually compelling, insight driven presentations with actionable tactics and strategies

  • Utilizes broad range of data sources, market research findings, tools and analytics to identify opportunities and deliver insights with actionable strategies and quantifiable results and share that information across market resources

  • Provides communication of client best practices, strategies, goals, objectives, and research studies back in to the Company community

Associate Development

  • Provides guidance, direction, and mentoring to Category Managers, Category Leadership Associates, and Category Analysts

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

Travel up to 25%

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

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

3-5 years’ experience in applicable field (sales and marketing agency or CPG industry solution provider, retailer, or manufacturer)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Intellectually curious, eager to problem solve, and a quick learner

  • Well-organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to work with large data sets; appetite for numbers and analytics

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team; a hunger for “winning together”

  • Ability to confidently work with client, customer, and internal leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize business requests

  • Creativity…. with a passion for building visually compelling presentations

  • Good communication – written and oral – skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong work ethic and desire to succeed (often with minimal supervision)

  • Demonstrate forward-looking, strategic thinking ability

  • Microsoft Office experience: mastery of Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Syndicated Data experience: Mastery of IRI, Nielsen, and other relevant platforms preferred

  • Deep experience with application of shopper panel data and geodemographic data sets

  • Understanding and application of principles and practices of Category Management (analysis of assortment, pricing, promotion, shelving, shopper) required

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 | US-CA-Irvine | US-AZ-Phoenix | US-NY-Albany

Postal Code 92602

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-424499

Position Type Full Time

Category Category Management, Insights and Planning

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