Advantage Solutions Brand Manager in Chicago, Illinois
The Brand Manager position will help in fostering relationships with our vendors. You must be intellectually curious, goal and detail oriented, and put our customers first at all times. You will be focused on scouting the best products, negotiating aggressive pricing, closing deals and growing our categories for several clients as they grow their Amazon marketplace businesses.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
You will become the CEO of your own book of business, managing (externally and internally) a number of existing brands and the P&Ls of their online businesses to hit aggressive KPIs for brand & sales growth.
Brand Management is the nucleus of Quantum; your brand goals are every departments’ brand goals. You will work with purchasing, merchandising, product development, marketing, and operations to control inventory management, pricing, promotions, listing optimization, advertising, and bundle research.
You will coordinate with our other departments to secure participation in promotions and produce well-executed campaigns to support each client's account.
You’ll love it here if you:
Thrive on developing close relationships & communicating with clients regularly while driving sales, meeting target goals, and delivering margin improvements
Have a strong passion to become an expert in your brands’ businesses and industries
Have strong analytical skills and excellent judgment
Have a take charge attitude and can easily juggle multiple projects
Thrive on to-do lists and spreadsheets - DETAIL ORIENTED IS A MUST
Appreciate the art of following up and get motivated by metrics and goals
Requires a minimum of 2-4 years in retail buying or account management
Related business experience that demonstrates strong analytics, strategy development, and project leadership skills
Amazon experience is a plus
Proven track record of ownership, managing a P&L, pitching products and closing deals
Highly organized with ability to present data in a compelling manner
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.
The Client Services Manager is responsible for the creation, approval, and the implementation of events. These responsibilities include project development, budget management, execution monitoring, issue resolution, reporting, and invoicing. Manages all related financial activities while providing a high level of service to client representatives and co-workers. Assist the organization in achieving a services excellence culture.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Perform project management duties to include; event program tracking, timeline development and management, budget management, pre- and post-promotional analysis, and reporting.
Supervise team members and monitor their daily reporting and task performance.
Ability to make autonomous decisions on behalf of our company strategy.
Develop effective client and retailer relationships to facilitate communication and execution with internal departments to ensure that deliverables are successfully achieved.
May be responsible for monitoring and adjusting project budgets and billing to ensure accuracy and timeliness. Responsible for over site of timeline revisions.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports.
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job
May travel up to 25%
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
1-3 years of experience in Consumer products, brand, or agency
Experience in event execution preferred
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Possess negotiation, project management and research, analysis, and presentation skills.
RetailLink knowledge a plus
Creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Strong organization, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
Ability to present to large and small groups in a variety of settings
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player with positive attitude.
Able to build and maintain strong client relationships
Proficient is MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
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.
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-IL-Chicago
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-318165
Position Type Full Time
Category Client Services/Account Management