Space Management Specialist
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC - Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC (ASM) 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. ASM 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 Purpose
The Space Management Specialist works directly with ASM's customers by analyzing shelving data and building planograms in a way that best fits client/customer's objectives. Responsible for the efficient and effective managing of assigned categories. Expected to be tactically sound and strategic in plan development. This position can be located in-house with the customer or work remotely as outlined by customer.
Job Responsibilities
Planogram Management
Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems, and make adjustments as needed to meet deadlines
Support retailers and/or clients POG development throughout defined category review process or client initiatives
Planogram Development
Communicate business opportunities and recommend action plans by working with clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers
Organize information by studying, analyzing, interpreting, and classifying data
Executes test sets in set room
Data Analysis/Interpretation/Application
Determine and quantify primary business opportunities and key drivers as they pertain to shelving
Support key business opportunities by recommending merchandising/assortment solutions based on applicable data
Prioritize optimal assortment and/or shelving information to support the goals of our clients, customers, and company
Evaluate the reliability of source information by weighing raw data and organizing results for analysis
POG Data Collection
Provide planogram information for clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers through the use of syndicated or customer-specific data sources
Meet specific needs of requesting party by determining appropriate movement/performance data selection such as share of shelf, days of supply, pack out, etc.
Database Management
Maintain information inputs in ASM's proprietary POG Analysis tools
Other related duties as assigned
Job Requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
College degree preferred
2 - 3 years merchandising and/or space management experience
Experience using planogram software (JDA Space Planning, Apollo, Spaceman, etc.)
Working knowledge of syndicate data and applications
Strong merchandising and planogram development skills
Demonstrated analytical skills and techniques
Advanced PC skills with proficiency in spreadsheets, word processing and space management software
Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions
Demonstrate commitment to meet or exceed customers' expectations
Consistently portrays professionalism in communication and overall behavior
Effectively respond to customer needs
Other Requirements
Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate.
Travel Requirements
0-15% of time on annualized basis.
Physical Demands
Never (0% of shift): Crawl and/or climb, push/pull more than 50 pounds, work on unprotected heights, operate mechanical machinery, be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, use feet and/or legs for repetitive motion left or right and list and/or carry more than 50 pounds.
Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Stand, walk, bend and/or stoop, push/pull up to 50 pounds, use hands and/or arms for fine manipulation and lift and/or carry 20-50 pounds (medium).
Frequently (33-66%): Sit, use hands and/or arms for repetitive motion, simple grasping and firm grasping and lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds.

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.
Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why "Winning Together" is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC 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, ASM 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.

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Making consumer products is one thing, but selling them is another, and that's where Advantage Sales & Marketing (ASM) comes in....