Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-IL-Schaumburg
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    50 Commerce Drive, Suite 170
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Schaumburg
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    IL
    Postal Code
    60173
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-191164
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Business Development
  • Marketing

    Business Analyst

     

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Business Analyst to provide our Sales Managers and Vendor Partners with comprehensive sales analysis and support.  This person in this position will be responsible for running and compiling sales summaries, analyzing the data and providing actionable insights for retailer business. Will also support the sales team in completing forms needed for other internal departments.

     

    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:

    • Provide weekly sales summaries based on Retail Link POS data / Atlas database.
    • 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 via Data Sync.
    • Guide new vendors through the process of becoming a retailer vendor of record.
    • Prepare presentations for buyer meetings/line reviews.

    Qualifications:

    • Associate’s Degree in Sales and/or Replenishment Analytics or equivalent experience required; Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
    • Experience with the Retail Link system
    • Prior club or large 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

    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

    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.

     

    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.

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