Acosta Sales & Marketing Space Technologist* in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Responsible for the creation, maintenance and analysis of planograms for major retailer(s). Strong knowledge of product merchandising concepts is required, merchandising experience with c-stores is an added plus. Must have Plan-O-Gram experience in Space Management software such as Apollo or JDA Space Planning. Exceptional communication skills and experience leading teams to complete large planogram projects is essential. Needs expertise in the MS Office suite of software, particularly Excel. PowerPoint and Word skills are a plus.
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 basic analysis of financial data at both the account and market level.
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.
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 the store level either manually or with space technology software.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Must have 2 - 3 years of industry level experience or an Associate's Degree.
Must have an aptitude for or 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 demonstrate an ability to learn Windows and related software applications including spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, e-mail, database management, and either 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.
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Job ID 2018-150927
Work City Eden Prairie
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Work Zip 55344
Category Corporate Jobs