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Account Manager - Home based (Twin Cities Area)

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Chippewa Falls
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:



The Role:

We are seeking a talented individual to join our organization as an Account Manager on our sales team to manage and drive our vendor partners business at Target.

What You'll Do:

Be an advocate on behalf of assigned vendors to help them solve problems, understand the needs of Target, and be successful in their business.

Communicate effectively with vendors and Target to build positive relationships and translate needs to achieve positive outcomes.

Demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively across multiple divisions at ASM to meet business needs.

Manage pre-season forecast process, in addition to the chase/cancel process. Create and align item level forecasts between Target (Inventory and Planning Analysts) and assigned vendor partners.

Apply analytical skills through providing insights from the analysis of key sales reports

Manage Buyer requests including product revisions, samples, planogram requests, ad-hoc analysis

Validate and dispute Claims & Post Audits

Identify opportunities within your own role in addition to your vendor, to simplify processes and drive efficiencies and work cross-functionally to implement guidance and training to improve them

Help on-board new vendors and effectively train other account managers on vendor businesses that might be transfered from you to them.

Prepare for line reviews, "Top-to-Tops", and other key meetings

Create / Own the master item listings for each of your vendors

Submit, forecast, track and report on incremental business opportunities (new items, end-caps, circulars, TPCs, and markdowns)

What You'll Bring:

2+ years of Account Management Experience (required)

2+ years of item level forecasting Experience (required)

Proficient in Microsoft Excel (required)

2+ years of previous experience working with Target's corporate offices (preferred)


Costumer service oriented

Ability to communicate through story-telling

Problem solving and navigating ambiguous situations

The salary for this role is $60,000-$85,000


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 Business Development Manager manages sales programs and strategic planning initiatives within a specific department of the business to ensure sales targets are met. This role may be dedicated to servicing one significant client or responsible for multiple client's goals and 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.

Own and drive revenue growth; identify opportunities and align business unit resources to secure those opportunities.

Client Quota Achievement

Meet and/or exceed Clients' goals for sales, distribution, pricing, shelving, and promotional volume.

Identify and provide services to support the "Customer as Clients" Develop and launch strategies to pursue new opportunities.

Client Key Performance Indicators


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

Identify opportunities and close white space within the market.

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 company 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

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

Driving required on an as needed basis.

Travel up to 40%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) College degree or equivalent job-related experience.

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

2 - 5 years relative work experience in applicable field.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Proven track record in sales strong sales presentation/development skills.

Working knowledge of syndicated data forecasts, sets objectives, anticipates, structures tasks and establishes priorities.

Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects strong sales presentation development skills.

Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrates commitment to meeting or exceeding customer expectations, effectively solicits and responds to the needs of the customer both external and internal.

Works cooperatively with others toward common group objectives, demonstrates respect for the ideas and contributions of other team members, cultivates positive relationships with other associates, and provides assistance and support to others.

Tools/Software Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills

Strong understanding and utilization of proper safety techniques and correct use of equipment when appropriate

Executes verbal and written business communications, in a manner that effectively achieves business objectives.

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.

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.

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis - US-WI-Eau Claire - US-WI-Chippewa Falls - US-MN-Rochester

Primary Posting Location : City Minneapolis

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MN

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 55401

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-427125

Position Type Full Time

Category Business Development

Minimum USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $85,000.00/Yr.

Keywords: Advantage Solutions, Rochester , Account Manager - Home based (Twin Cities Area), Hospitality & Tourism , Chippewa Falls, Minnesota

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