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Advantage Solutions Strategic Planning Supervisor in United States

Marketing

Strategic Planning Supervisor

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!We are seeking a highly dynamicSupervisor Strategic Planning to manage the strategic planning partnership between client service and creative and assigned clients. The purpose of this job is to dig into business and industry research to bring forward applicable information in order to function as the ‘voice of the shopper’.

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:

  • Deliver planning support to the Agency client team including competitive insights, custom client research, and syndicated/research data analysis 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. 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's DegreeinBusiness, Marketing Communications or equivalent job-related experiencerequired

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

  • Experience with the creative development process

  • Experience working with (reading) IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools

  • Direct client interaction and account management experience

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively; Ability to exercise sound judgment

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.

Job Duty

  • Deliver planning support to the Agency client team including competitive insights, custom client research, and syndicated/research data analysis 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. 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 experience

  • Experience with the creative development process

  • Experience working with (reading) IRI, Nielsen, and other syndicated research data tools

  • Direct client interaction and account management experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively

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

  • Team building Skills

  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

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

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment

  • 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.

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.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

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 2021-384877

Position Type Full Time

Category Client Services/Account Management

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