Advantage Solutions Account Planner in Springfield, Missouri

Summary

Account Planner

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a talented Account Planner who will be a member of the Strategic Planning and Development team. The Account Planner is instrumental in the aggregation and initial synthesis of data and information for the preparation of case studies, brainstorms and competitive and market audits. Account Planners also apply the basic skill in applying research and secondary data for use in internal and external client presentations. The goal at the Account Planner level is to apply base knowledge and marketing expertise in order to begin analyzing and developing insights to support marketing programs independently.

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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:

  • Assist Senior Planning team members to meet client-based assignments with regard to competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research to drive creative strategy development and client shopper communications.

  • Assist and contribute to the development of presentations that demonstrate the ability to “connect the dots” of research, data, and information, yielding actionable conclusions that result in strategically sound marketing solutions/programs.

  • Stay abreast of trends in shopper marketing and contribute industry learning to agency and client/external publications.

  • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning team on quarterly publications and information sharing for both internal and external use regarding trends in grocery, retail, product categories, and other topics related to shopper marketing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing, Communications or equivalent job-related experience required

  • 3-5 years of experience in progressive brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing or consumer marketing

  • Clear understanding of the creative development process

  • Basic to intermediate skill in analyzing IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools to apply and influence actionable marketing plans

  • Intermediate level skill in running inquiries and able present findings via syndicated data tools: P2P, Simmons, Kantar, TNS media, Markettrack

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 Account Planner is a member of the Strategic Planning and Development team. The Account Planner is instrumental in the aggregation and initial synthesis of data and information for the preparation of case studies, brainstorms and competitive and market audits. Account planners also apply basic skill in applying research and secondary data for use in internal and external client presentations. The goal at the Account Planner level is to apply base knowledge and marketing expertise in order to begin analyzing and developing insights to support marketing programs independently.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Planning team members to meet client based assignments with regard to competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research to drive creative strategy development and client shopper communications.

  • Assist and contribute to the development of presentations that demonstrate the ability to “connect the dots” of research, data and information, yielding actionable conclusions that result in strategically sound marketing solutions/programs

  • Stay abreast of trends in shopper marketing and contribute industry learning to agency and client/external publications.

  • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning team on quarterly publications and information sharing for both internal and external use regarding trends in grocery, retail, product categories, and other topics related to shopper marketing

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 and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

  • 3-5 years of experience in progressive brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing or consumer marketing

  • Clear understanding of the creative development process

  • Basic to intermediate skill in analyzing IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools to apply and influence actionable marketing plans

  • Previous direct client interaction and account management experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment

  • Intermediate level skill in running inquiries and able present findings via syndicated data tools: P2P, Simmons, Kantar, TNS media, Markettrack

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Decision making skills

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively

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.

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 : Address 4350 S National , Suite b-110/b-106 and b-104

Primary Posting Location : City Springfield

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MO

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2019-198860

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing