Acosta Sales & Marketing Sr. Space Technologist (Schematics) in Chicago, Illinois


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide for space management and section merchandising on the assigned categories at the assigned customers. This includes advanced analysis of financial data at both the account and market level. This position will also assist in training Space Technologists.


  • Work as integral part of account team assisting Business Managers with space management related issues involved in developing category reviews.

  • Maintain and update all plan-o-grams for assigned categories and/or sections for assigned customers, and make hardcopies accessible to any Acosta personnel.

  • Advise and update Acosta personnel of any customer distribution and shelving developments when appropriate.

  • Increase shelf space for brands and/or products represented by Acosta based on sales performance from syndicated or internal scan data.

  • Make recommendations to customers for changes in space allocation for entire category and/or sub-category based on available financial data.

  • Assist in developing product variety mix reports for key customers for both the account and competitive market.

  • Utilize and understand IRI and ACNielsen syndicated scanning data used to generate the information for the space management systems.

  • Prepare space management related presentation-ready materials needed to complete category reviews to include charts, graphs, velocity reports, financial information and plan-o-gram layouts.

  • Create all space management reports that are needed including sales, profits, inventory costs, days supply, highlighting, stocking reports and quadrant analysis.

  • Routinely visit customers in the market to make category/plan-o-gram presentations and/or proposals regarding shelf merchandising.

  • Gather product specific and/or shelving information (physical characteristics) at store level either manually or with space technology software.

  • Assist with training and development of Space Technologists.

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or industry level experience with 3 – 5 years experience utilizing space management software.

  • Must have prior work experience in data analysis and space management systems and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the technology required to operate and maintain such systems.

  • Must have a high degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications including spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, e-mail, database management, and Prospace, Apollo, or Spaceman.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with others.

  • Must be able to operate a calculator, computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, and copy machine.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Work State US-MN-Eden Prairie | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-IL-Chicago

Job ID 2017-129387

Work City Eden Prairie

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 55347

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +