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Advantage Solutions Planning Supervisor - Shopper Commerce in United States

Summary

Planning Supervisor - Shopper Commerce

In a complex world, EDGE Marketing strives to keep it simple. It's how we think, strategize and execute for our clients.

EDGE is an agency focused on shopper and consumer activations, no matter where they take place. We do this with a mixture of courage, heart, hustle, and creativity.

An Advantage Solutions agency, EDGE is connected to the leading trends and insights. A start-up at heart, we love to roll up our sleeves and Get. Stuff. Done.

We are seeking a dynamic Planning Supervisor to manage the strategic planning partnership between internal client service and creative and assigned clients. The purpose of this job is to become immersed in business and industry research to bring forward applicable information in order to function as the ‘voice of the shopper’. The goal of the Planning Supervisor it to expertly apply knowledge and marketing expertise in order to analyze and develop insights and POVs in support of the sell-in of strategic marketing programs.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and deliver planning support to the agency client and creative team including competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research to drive creative strategy development and client shopper communications.

  • Interface with Agency client service (field and brand facing departments), client research departments, and outside research resources, to secure data for use in the strategic planning process.

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

  • Provide supervision to the strategic planning staff. Responsibilities include working closely with staff to provide support and direction.

  • 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 inBusiness, Marketing, Communicationsor equivalent job-related experience required

  • Shopper Commerce insights and planning expertise

  • 8+ years of experience in progressive brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing or consumer marketing

  • Mastery of the creative development process and a clear understanding of the inputs needed to inspire and fuel creative development

  • Experience working with (reading) and in the application of IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools to inform strategy

  • Direct client interaction and account management experience

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

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 Planning Supervisor manages the strategic planning partnership between internal client service and creative and assigned clients. The purpose of this job is to become immersed in business and industry research to bring forward applicable information in order to function as the ‘voice of the shopper’. The goal of the Planning Supervisor it to expertly apply knowledge and marketing expertise in order to analyze and develop insights and POVS in support of the sell-in of strategic marketing programs

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver planning support to the agency client and creative team including competitive insights, syndicated/research data analysis, and custom client research to drive creative strategy development and client shopper communications.

  • Interface with Agency client service (field and brand facing departments), client research departments, and outside research resources, to secure data for use in the strategic planning process. Identify growth opportunity areas for agency interaction and support

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

  • Provide supervision to the strategic planning staff. Responsibilities include working closely with staff to provide support and direction. Daily supervisory duties include staffing, performance management process, and oversee daily work to ensure clients' needs are being met.

  • 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

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to 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.

  • Travel up to 15%

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) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

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

  • 8+ years of experience in progressive brand marketing, promotion agency, shopper marketing or consumer marketing

  • Mastery of the creative development process and clear understanding of the inputs needed to inspire and fuel creative development

  • Experience working with (reading) and in the application of IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools to inform strategy

  • Direct client interaction and account management experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

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

  • Team building Skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment

  • Decision making skills

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

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

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

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

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-408379

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

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