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Advantage Solutions VP Strategic Planning in United States

Summary

Vice President Strategic Planning

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a highlydynamic and talentedVice President of Strategic Planning who will be management lead of a strategic planning group. Responsible for delivering planning support to the agency-client team including competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research, to drive creative strategy development and agency shopper communications.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of a team of planners each assigned to categories/channel expertise on a given client(s) ensuring client needs in preparing presentations that contain data and analyses for both internal (client service, field, and creative teams) and external (client) use are met.

  • A member of internal Client specific senior management team (assigned to a unique client), positioned as the senior planner on the assigned client with the specific responsibility of client development in the areas of research, insight, and strategy development.

  • Lead and author presentations, independently as well as mentorship that clearly “connects the dots” of research, data, and information, yielding actionable conclusions that result in strategically sound marketing solutions/programs. Provide new business support.

  • Strategic lead on a given piece of business interfacing with clients and client marketing research groups at the management level.

  • Ongoing process improvements to best manage strategic planning, insight, and data requests from clients.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent experiencerequired

  • 15+ years of experience in brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing, or promotional/shopper marketing research experience

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data gathering and analysis experience; usage only

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • 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.

Position Summary

The VP Strategic Planning is management lead of a strategic planning group. Responsible for delivering planning support to the agency client team including competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research, to drive creative strategy development and agency shopper communications. Responsible for partnership between client service and creative and the assigned clients functioning as the ‘voice of the shopper’.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of a team of planners each assigned to categories/channel expertise on a given client(s) ensuring client needs in preparing presentations that contain data and analyses for both internal (client service, field and creative teams) and external (client) use are met.

  • A member of internal Client specific senior management team (assigned to a unique client), positioned as the senior planner on assigned client with specific responsibility of client development in the areas of research, insight, and strategy development.

  • Lead and author presentations, independently as well in mentorship that clearly “connects the dots” of research, data and information, yielding actionable conclusions that result in strategically sound marketing solutions/programs. Provide new business support.

  • Strategic lead on a given piece of business interfacing with clients and client marketing research groups at the management level to promote and build deeper client partnerships in order to advance company's connectivity across client departments.

  • Ongoing process improvements to best manage strategic planning, insight, and data requests from clients.

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 not an essential duty or function of this job.

  • Travel up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent job-related experience required

15+ years of experience in brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing, or promotional/shopper marketing research experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data gathering and analysis experience; usage only.

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • 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.

Job Locations US

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-348948

Position Type Full Time

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