Acosta Sales & Marketing Analyst (CPG) in Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Center of Shared Business Intelligence Analyst I is responsible for providing analytic support for the Acosta CSBI (Center of Shared Business Intelligence) team. This includes supporting internal Acosta driven initiatives including category reviews, new item presentations, scorecards, assortment/shelving, price/promotion and ad-hoc analytics. The CSBI analyst will interact with the Acosta CSBI team and directly with Acosta sales associates relating to successful completion of CSBI projects and initiatives.


  • Organizes and analyzes data from available data sources including IRI, Nielsen, Spectra, POS data, Nielsen Homescan and others to support Acosta CSBI projects and initiatives.

  • As directed, create analysis presentations to support CSBI projects.

  • Provide data and analysis in support of Acosta CSBI initiatives and projects.

  • Communicate with Acosta CSBI project directors and Acosta sales associates on status of projects.

  • Participate and support the development of new Acosta CSBI tools and systems.

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Must have college degree or experience in marketing/retail analysis (or previous experience as an Analyst) with specific knowledge of IRI and/or AC Nielsen systems or other data gathering systems and their uses in creating reports preferred.

  • Must be computer literate with a degree of proficiency in Windows and related software applications including spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, e-mail, database management, and prefer experience with AC Nielsen NITRO, Spectra, and IRI’s XLerate.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with others. Must be able to operate a calculator, computer, printer, telephone and copy machine.

  • Must be able to make presentations coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Job ID 2018-142839

Work City Eden Prairie

PCN 200629

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 55344