Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Solutions Trade Management Specialist Canada in Markham, Ontario

Summary

Trade Management Specialist - Canada

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking adynamicTrade Management Specialist (TMS) who will work closely with assigned Customer Development Managers and Directors. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of customer business plans using client software, manage the deduction processing following client policies and procedures. Including sales forecasts, pricing, promotion plans, trade spend expenditures, long leads, and deduction management tasks.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Health, Dental, Disability, Life, Lifeworks Program)

  • PerkSpot Discounts on Travel, Movies, Cell Phones and more

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation and day to day maintenance of accurate customer plans within the Trade system.

  • Create one plan per Brand, execute ongoing updates to plans per SPM / CDM instructions Identify baseline forecast variances, closing deals, updating promotions and long leads.

  • Manage the claims, deduction, and reconciliation processes by following client policies and procedures to meet monthly goals.

  • Identify deduction validation issues and work with SPM / CDM to resolve.

  • Maintain audit compliant files and documentation.

  • Reporting and balancing of cleared and open deductions for financial reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent work experience required

  • 2-5 years administrative/planning experience within the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

  • Ability to learn new software quickly; Must have the ability to build Excel templates/spreadsheets from scratch using Pivot Tables and V lookups

  • Excellent organization, math, and analytical skills; Strong verbal and written communication

  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment; Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with minimum supervision

  • Proficiency in Computer Software to include: MS Windows, Spreadsheet (MS Excel), Word-processing (MS Word), Computer Graphics (PowerPoint)

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 Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats, and communication support upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.

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 Trade Management Specialist (TMS) works closely with assigned Customer Development Managers and Directors. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of customer business plans using client software, manages the deduction processing following client policies and procedures. Including sales forecasts, pricing, promotion plans, trade spend expenditures, long leads, and deduction management tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan Implementation & Maintenance Manage the implementation and day to day maintenance of accurate customer plans within the Trade system

  • Create one plan per Brand, execute ongoing updates to plans per SPM / CDM instructions

  • Identify baseline forecast variances, closing deals, updating promotions and long leads

  • Conduct training with relevant Company new employees

  • Manage all customer pricing by mpg/sku Claims and Deductions Management

  • Manage the claims, deduction, and reconciliation processes by following client policies and procedures to meet monthly goals

  • Identify deduction validation issues and work with SPM / CDM to resolve

  • Maintain accurate and thorough deduction status notes on aged deductions

  • Update monthly repay status reports via SharePoint / Excel files

  • Maintain audit compliant files and documentation

  • Reporting and balancing of cleared and open deductions for financial reporting requirements

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Business Administration Diploma or equivalent job-related experience

Experience

Minimum 2-5 years administrative/planning experience within the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to learn new software quickly

  • Excellent organization, math, and analytical skills

  • Must have ability to build Excel templates/spreadsheets from scratch using Pivot Tables and V lookups

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast paced deadline oriented environment

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with minimum supervision

  • Proficiency in Computer Software to include: MS Windows, Spreadsheet (MS Excel), Word-processing (MS Word), Computer Graphics (PowerPoint)

Other Requirements:

Strong understanding and utilization of proper safety techniques and correct use of equipment when appropriate. Executes verbal and written business communications, in a manner that effectively achieves business objectives, reflects the Company’s commitment to integrity, and is in keeping with company policies.

Physical Demands:

Never (0% of time): Work in high volume large format retail, grocery or other type retail store(s), work in cramped/awkward positions, kneel, push/pull more than ten pounds, work on unprotected heights, operate mechanical machinery, use hand tools/equipment, be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, work in freezer/coolers, be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, use feet

and/or legs for repetitive motion left and right, and lift and/or carry more than ten pounds.

Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Sit, stand, walk, bend and/or stoop, crawl and/or climb, kneel, push/pull up to ten pounds (sedentary), use hands, fingers and/or arms for fine manipulation (typing – keyboard/handhelds), finger/hand grip/grasping, firm grasping (pushing pulling arm controls), and lift and carry up to ten pounds (sedentary).

Continuously (66-100% of time): Work in an office and use hands fingers and/or arms for repetitive motion.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal convictions, or any other category protected by law.

The above 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. 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.

Employee understands that neither the provision of the Job Description nor any representation in this document creates a guarantee or contract of employment for any specified period of time or changes the nature of Employee’s employment, which can only be modified in a writing signed by the CEO.

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 welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants

Job Locations CA-ON-Markham

Position Type Full Time

Postal Code L3R 4B8

Requisition ID 2020-271447

Category Category Management, Insights and Planning

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