Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Market Research Analyst

    Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Grand Rapids
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    MI
    Postal Code
    49509
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-192253
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
  • Marketing

    Market Research Analyst

     

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Market Research Analyst to blend strong analytics with knowledgeable insight to identify retail market opportunities for an exciting new account with a major retailer. Your responsibilities will be to provide the analytical framework and supporting data to bridge strategy and execution by distilling the results of sales programs and recommending improvement opportunities and through synthesizing market data to shape short and long-term strategy. Also, the Market Research Analyst monitors market conditions in local, regional, or national markets to determine potential sales growth opportunities.

     

    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:

    • Conducts research and analysis involving competitors, pricing, sales, and methods of marketing, existing and potential customer preferences, economic conditions, advertising, distribution, and other factors that may influence futures sales. 
    • Analyzes data and recommends specific actions based on findings.   
    • Establishes research methodology and design format for data gathering, such as surveys, opinion polls, and/or questionnaires.
    • Examines and analyzes statistical data to forecast future marketing trends. Gathers data on competitors and analyzes prices, sales and methods of marketing and distribution.
    • Collects data on consumer preferences and buying habits.
    • Prepares and presents reports and graphic illustrations of findings.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent job-related experience is required
    • 3-5 years of experience in applicable field
    • Analytical and Research Skills
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

    Bring your skills and build your career with IN Connected Marketing Services, the marketing division of the Company, where our focus is on influencing buyer behavior and driving sales through shopper marketing, experiential marketing, in-store event services and more.  We form close relationships with leading brands and retailers that matter most. Apply today!

    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 Market Research Analyst monitors market conditions in local, regional, or national markets to determine potential sales growth opportunities for Integrated Marketing services.  Conducts research and analysis involving competitors, pricing, sales, and methods of marketing, existing and potential customer preferences, economic conditions, advertising, distribution, and other factors that may influence futures sales.  Analyzes data and recommends specific actions based on findings.    Establishes research methodology and design format for data gathering, such as surveys, opinion polls, and/or questionnaires.  Examines and analyzes statistical data to forecast future marketing trends. Gathers data on competitors and analyzes prices, sales and methods of marketing and distribution.  Collects data on consumer preferences and buying habits.  Prepares and presents reports and graphic illustrations of findings.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conducts research and analysis involving competitors, pricing, sales, and methods of marketing, existing and potential customer preferences, economic conditions, advertising, distribution, and other factors that may influence futures sales. 
    • Analyzes data and recommends specific actions based on findings.   
    • Establishes research methodology and design format for data gathering, such as surveys, opinion polls, and/or questionnaires.
    • Examines and analyzes statistical data to forecast future marketing trends. Gathers data on competitors and analyzes prices, sales and methods of marketing and distribution.
    • Collects data on consumer preferences and buying habits.
    • Prepares and presents reports and graphic illustrations of findings

    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)    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                         

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Business or related field

    • 3-5 years of experience in applicable field

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Analytical and research Skills
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
    • Team building Skills

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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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