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Acosta Sr. Space Planner in Elizabeth, New Jersey


At Acosta, we attract and develop people who have a drive to be successful. Are you interested in combining creativity and financial data to design efficient and effective Planograms that will drive sales & category growth?

Do you enjoy collaborating and helping others develope their skilsets by utilizing resources associated with category and space management?

The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:

People Minded – Must show dignity and respect to all people

Integrity – Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior

Results Oriented – Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed

Trust – Must be honest, sincere and confident

Teamwork – Must build trusting relationships

Innovation – Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision

Balance – Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life.



  • Provide space management and section merchandising on the assigned categories at the assigned customers, including analysis of financial data at both the account and market level

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of client-specific reporting that measures performance against strategies and objectives.

  • Developing and insuring that planograms meet both the Customer’s and Client’s visual standards, all the while increasing space for brands represented by Acosta based on sales performance

  • Work effectively with cross functional teams to discuss client needs, upcoming projects and develop category reviews

  • Responsible for quality control of data sources and ensuring accuracy of deliverables, often requiring engagement with other BI associates and data/tool vendors

  • Perform user-acceptance-testing for space management tools

  • Manages the extraction of syndicated data to be incorporated into SM tools supporting categories and customers

  • Assists in training of internal and external clients in the use of Space Management tools


Educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or industry level knowledge with 3 – 5 years experience utilizingApollo, Spaceman, or JDA Space Management Software

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in Windows and related software applications including Excel, PowerPoint, VB, advanced macros

  • Clearly and concisely communicate relevant information and present to clients and customers (both internal and external)

  • Self starter; identify and leverage relevant data to diagnose situations and identify potential solutions

  • Effectively and independently conduct data mining utilizing CPG math concepts and tools

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and strong organizational skills is preferred



Work State US-NJ-Elizabeth

Job ID 2022-202244

Work City Elizabeth

PCN 256653

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 07201

Category Corporate Jobs