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Advantage Solutions Jr. Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Summary

Jr. Analyst

Position Summary

The Jr. Planner supports and collaborates with the strategy and development team with the collection of data and information for the preparation of case studies, brainstorms, and competitive and market audits. This position will utilize many industry and proprietary tools to gather and analyze information as part of day-to-day client projects, agency presentations, and agency reference tools.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Duty

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· Explore, analyze, and utilize data information resources to uncover inputs for further analysis

· Assist senior planning team with data and information collection and will identify and develop marketing solutions and selling stories

· Extensively contribute to presentation content by running inquiries, collecting secondary information via several resource databases, online searches, and other resources to update projects that include brainstorm prep, competitive audits, and category reviews

· Own the strategic planning team 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

· Stay abreast of trends in shopper marketing and share industry learning with agency, client(s), and external publications

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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 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): High School Diploma or GED o r equivalent experience

(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree

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

  • 1year of experience in brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing or consumer marketing

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Decision making skills

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

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

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

Environmental & Physical Requirements

ASM 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.

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 ASM 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. ASM 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.

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.

Job Locations US-CO-Denver | US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : City Denver

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CO

Postal Code 80012

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-422677

Position Type Full Time

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