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Advantage Solutions Business Analyst - Hybrid-Retail Grocery in Cincinnati, Ohio


Business Analyst

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic retailBusiness Analyst to provide support directly for the Sales Team Leader and specific chosen Vendor Partner with comprehensive sales analysis and support.

The Business Analyst will be responsible for building Planograms and driving growth at shelf, sales and data analytics, category manager consultation, and to provide actionable insights for retailer business.

They Will also support the sales team in actionable projects in store, building category awareness, and day to day business-building activity.

This is a high-visibility role which will provide the opportunity to showcase your work, grow through learning, and establish a career within the organization.

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 (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off


  • Experience building and/or evaluating Planograms or Modulars at retail.

  • Utilizing POS data and market insights to build comprehensive shelf and display strategies.

  • Provide weekly sales summaries, analyze data and translate it into actionable insights with the goal of driving sales.

  • Run and publish ad hoc reports as needed/requested.

  • Assist vendor partners with new item creation and day-to-day business building work.

  • Prepare presentations for buyer meetings/line reviews.


  • Associate degreein Sales and/or Replenishment Analytics or equivalent experiencerequired; Bachelor’s Degreeor equivalent experience preferred

  • Experience with Syndicated Data, Power BI, or Retail POS Systems

  • Experience with Planogram building software

  • Prior retailer analytical experience preferred

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

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

  • Team/collaborative approach to decision making with excellent people skills and ability to build and maintain relationships

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled


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.

Job Duty

System Reporting & Analysis

  • Develop standard and ad hoc reports, templates, dashboards, scorecards and metrics.

  • Research, analyze, and present data as assigned.

  • Meet with management to discuss and clarify requests for projects, highlight issues, and make recommendations to address issues and priorities.

  • Write detailed reports and make oral presentations to management.

  • Troubleshoot data and reports.

  • Assist in rollout and implementation programs

  • Coach and assist in development of new team members.

  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Ensure compliance with Data Privacy and Protection Guidelines.

  • Evaluate, identify, and recommend solutions to automate processes.

  • Partner with project team members for developing reports, interfaces, data conversion programs, and application extensions.

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): Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree

Field of Study/Area of Experience: systems analytics, reporting

4-6 years of related experience.

Knowledge and Abilities

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

  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively

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

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

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

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

Environmental & Physical Requirements

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.

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.

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-OH-Cincinnati

Primary Posting Location : City Cincinnati

Primary Posting Location : State/Province OH

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 45202

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2024-431293

Position Type Full Time

Category Business Development

Minimum USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $85,000.00/Yr.