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Acosta Sales & Marketing Space Planning Analyst (JDA) in Fletcher, North Carolina


Manages all activities involved in space management and section merchandising for the assigned categories for the assigned market(s) or customer team.


  • Recruit, train, supervise, monitor and evaluate direct reports to include completion of Performance Agreements.

  • Establish and maintain a partnership with Business Managers & Retail Managers with regards to space management related issues.

  • Establish and maintain a partnership with customers with regards to space management related issues that impact Acosta's clients.

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

  • Work with clients to establish customer specific shelving objectives to be accomplished in agreed upon time frames.

  • Establish and maintain a library of successes for each client as pertaining to space management, to be used in annual business reviews with our clients and customers.

  • Demonstrate the ability to represent the space management function in new principal interviews by being able to present and communicate the value of space management to the overall sales process.

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

  • Coordinate all space management activities with the Regional Space Tech Manager & the Divisional Marketing Manager.

  • Maintain ongoing contact with the Category Managers and/or department heads at all key customers in the market or within the customer team; assist them in their space management process.

  • Routinely visit customers with Business Managers. Assist in conducting store audits to view merchandising and inventory requirements in assigned categories.

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry level work 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.

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Work State US-NC-Fletcher

Job ID 2019-166760

Work City Fletcher

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 28732

Category Corporate Jobs