• Retail Insights Analyst

    Job Locations US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/2/2019 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-2867
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a Retail Insights Analyst for Avantis and the tradeview analytics team in Elk Grove Village, IL. 

     

    Avantis Partners is an industry leader in supply side analytics for retail. A joint venture between Topco and Audit Technology Group, Avantis Partners is dedicated to helping merchants optimize vendor performance through fact based, data driven strategic vendor negotiations. The analyst will play a key role in day-to-day data analysis and reporting, client engagement and in moving forward Avantis Partners’ strategy using the TradeView Analytics™ platform. Avantis Partners drives success by providing retailers with the roadmap to achieve the lowest possible net cost and to detect and correct missed trade fund and other payment errors. The application used to access this valuable information is TradeView Analytics (TVA). TVA offers a number of value propositions to their client base: 1. On-demand visibility into the performance of trade funds through vendor scorecards as well as category and item-level reports 2. Ability to benchmark their key sales, cost, margin and trade fund metrics against other participating clients. 3. Detailed visibility into the performance of National Brand vs. Private Brand Equivalent, across cost, price and margin.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage day-to-day research & analytics efforts while delivering impactful, actionable insights that drive business strategy and performance
    • Support execution of data analysis that produce unique insights and uncover profit opportunities for retail partners
    • Synthesize analysis results and uncover overarching themes to drive the client’s business forward
    • Coordinate, execute, analyze and present analysis findings from research to non-technical audiences focusing on business implications in written and verbal format
    • Perform research to identify best-in-class retailer and vendor strategies and tactics to identify key industry trends or best practices to support opportunities
    • Foster strong relationships with internal and external client teams
    • Train new clients who adopt the program
    • Work with participating clients to develop strategies for leveraging and integrating TVA data with other critical information to drive more value
    • All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree.

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel, summarizing large, complex data sets)
    • Ability to create PowerPoint presentations that turn numerical data into an easily digestible, graphical story
    • Synthesizing multiple sources of information to provide business recommendations and develop strategies – including syndicated data
    • Strong oral and written communication skills 
    • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail 
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Self-motivated

    Previous Experience:

    • 2+ years of experience as an Analyst and/or 1+ year of experience in retail/CPG promotions, marketing, retail analytics, insights, and consumer research and/or business analysis in Retail (Grocery channel preferred) or Consumer Products
    • Influencing Retail Buyers or Category Management teams
    • Category management, price and promotion, assortment, merchandising and/or product performance analysis Operational and/or business consulting
    • Experience as a buyer or calling on retail buyers

    Other Qualifications:

    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize essential tasks and take initiative
    • Proven ability to inspire confidence in providing value added insights and information
    • Must have a strong thirst for knowledge, with a willingness to be flexible and learn from others
    • Experience using time management skills to prioritize deliverables and project components to meet deadlines of multiple projects

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