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Business Development Manager I

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Advantage Solutions Inc

Overland Park, KS

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Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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 Business Development Manager I is responsible for managing sales programs and strategic planning initiatives within a specific department of the business to ensure that all sales targets are met. This position works closely with order entry, claims, schematics and retail associates to increase sales volume within a specific revenue range. This role is responsible for a total annual revenue of up to $500,000. This incumbent may be dedicated to servicing one significant client, or may be responsible for multiple (2 to 5) clients’ goals, while also encompassing customer relations and implementation.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Revenue Budget Achievement

Achieve P&L targets; manage business for each client(s) assigned 

Implement marketing strategies and analyze trends and results to achieve department/client income and expense budget goals

Monitor and drive revenue growth through efficient management of promotional spending within guidelines on assigned lines; identify opportunities and align business unit resources to secure those opportunities 

Client Quota Achievement

Meet and/or exceed Client’s goals for sales, distribution, pricing, shelving and promotional volume

Provide standard available services to support the “Customer as Clients”

Launch strategies to pursue new opportunities 

Client Key Performance Indicators Achievement

Manage and maximize manufacturer marketing/promotional funds to achieve sales goals while staying within financial guidelines

Secures Client approved schematics for all Clients’ brands by providing directions and communication to our schematic, reset and retail departments

Implement customer headquarter calls and penetrate key positions at retailer 

Department Business Management

Organize business unit team to retain and expand upon all client relationships

Assist team to navigate in the larger ASM organization to align needed resources and support to ensure specific client and/or customer initiative success

Facilitate communication, opportunities, challenges, and workflow to other team members and attend all Client meetings and reviews

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

-May hire, retain, train, coach, guide, direct and develop 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:

 Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job 

 Travel is an essential duty and function of this job   20%

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

1-3 years of experience in applicable field

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Strong sales presentation and development skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

Working knowledge of syndicated data

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. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Additional Information Regarding ASM 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. ASM 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. ASM 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.

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.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: 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 Solutions 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, Advantage Solutions 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.

Advantage Solutions 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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Since 1980, ADVANTAGE Solutions, Inc. has been creating and supporting database applications. With over 30 years experience in developing applications for both not-for-profit and for profit organizations, we have the experience to assist your organization. We specialize in donor fund-raising, and fund accounting applications. We are experienced in data conversion, integration, and the import & export of data to various applications. Our real strength is the way we support your application, making enhancements, changes and integrating them with other applications as needed. We specialize in Multi-value / PICK databases such as: mvBase Unidata Universe Advanced Revelation D3 Mentor Pro Advanced Pick Revelation Below are a few areas of existing applications and expertise: * Fund Accounting * Fund Raising (Donor Management) * Church Management * Inventory * Custom Programming * Contract Programming With all of our applications you get our excellent support. You actually talk to real people who go beyond telling you what is in the manual and help you solve your data processing problems or create that new report that you need. When you purchase our software or services you get our 30+ years of experience, built in flexibility, on-going support, and the ability to integrate with other applications.

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