Advantage Solutions Analyst Category Leadership in Cincinnati, Ohio

Summary

Analyst Category Leadership

The Analyst Category Leadership candidate has a passion for numbers and is exploring career opportunities in data analysis. An entry level position, the Analyst Category Leadership will collect, organize, and help visualize data to assist sales teams in building assortment, pricing, promotion, and shelving stories that drive business for our clients and customers.

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.

The Analyst Category Leadership candidate has a passion for numbers and is exploring career opportunities in data analysis. An entry level position, the Analyst Category Leadership will collect, organize, and help visualize data to assist sales teams in building assortment, pricing, promotion, and shelving stories that drive business for our clients and customers.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Data Collection

• Source data from syndicated, customer-specific, and/or market resources

• Meet specific needs of requesting party by determining appropriate data selection and custom assortment as directed by supervisor

Data Analysis/Interpretation/Application

• Quantify, analyze, and interpret data

• Evaluate the reliability of source information by reconciling raw data and organizing results for analysis

• Create Excel reports and analysis utilizing syndicated sales data

Project Management

• Maintain project schedule by coordinating activities, resolving problems, and making adjustments as needed to meet deadlines

Presentation Development & Delivery

• Organize information into presentation format by studying, analyzing, interpreting, and classifying data

• Assist the sales team as needed by participating in presentations and meetings to answer any questions regarding the data itself, interpretation of data, and the analysis of the data

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for 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.

  • Ability to travel overnight for customer appointments and client meetings.

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

(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

  • 0-2 years of experience in marketing, math, statistics, or economic fields

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”

• Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize business requests

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

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

• Microsoft Office experience: Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint

• Syndicated Data experience: Working knowledge of IRI, Nielsen, and other relevant platforms

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.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Primary Posting Location : City Cincinnati

Primary Posting Location : State/Province OH

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-177440

Position Type Full Time

Category Category Management, Insights and Planning