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Acosta Sales & Marketing Trade Spend Analyst in Mississauga, Ontario


Trade Spend Analyst

Reports to: Director, Business Process and Trade Spend Management


Manage promotional maintenance within the system and maintain the Net Funding Position. Provide ongoing maintenance of our Trade Tool while drive efficiencies. Manage customer service interface regarding pricing and deduction clarification.



Trade Spend Management:

  • Responsible for entering promotions in Trade Management Tool, maintaining accuracy of the promotions, and updating changes that may be required

  • Responsible for scrubbing promotions

  • Detailed analysis of promo and tactic list to ensure the information in the system is accurate and audit compliant

  • Work closely with the Customer Team Leads and Business Managers to manage the Net Funding position (NFP), ensure accuracy and up to date information within the system

  • Provide relevant analytics reporting information to the team to help monitor the volume, NFP and other key metrics associated with delivering the plan

  • Proactiveness through troubleshooting and addressing issues – big swings in NFP, provide monthly reports as well as assisting KAM’s determining reasons for under accrual or over accrual vs. budget

  • Help to maximize the trade spending effectiveness and efficiencies by observing lift factors, spending trends, return on investments; create appropriate reporting and analysis to understand impact of changes on the market as well as returns vs business case/assumptions

  • Close monitoring of prior year accruals carried over into the current year to ensure timely settlement

  • ADL maintenance

  • Interface with Customer Service and Trade Deduction Coordinator (TDC) where required to aid deduction clearing, pricing compliance, price increases, etc...

  • Assist TDC in validation for Audit claims or support to collect invalid amounts

  • Work closely with Trade Finance to ensure audit requirements are adhered to

  • Work with IS to apply best practices in CAS, assisting Sales team with system related questions

Process Improvement:

  • Identify process improvements to create efficiencies in setting up promotions in CAS

  • Work with customer team to ensure that strategies/SOPs are adhered to, and best practices are applied

  • Proactively initiates, leads, and participates in all stages of continuous improvement initiatives as well as new business requirements/projects

  • Insightful business analysis to make better business decisions: customer ASK negotiations, extra investments to drive increased volume


  • Period close support as required – month end and year end reporting

  • Be customer/Client focused while assisting in the plans to meet corporate and account objectives

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • University/College degree in Business, preferably with Finance designation or working towards a designation

  • 2-5 years of Financial Analyst experience

  • 1 to 3 years of full-time work experience in a tier 1 packaged goods company, preferably in the food industry

  • Strong business acumen and judgement

  • Sound presentation and communication skills are required in cross-functional & team oriented-environment

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Must be a strong team player and build relationships across the organization

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate financial language effectively to all levels within the organization

  • Should be adaptable, flexible, and agile to an ever-changing work environment

  • Able to work independently with minimal direction, but also be able to ask for direction when needed

  • Knowledge of current computer technologies (MS Office, Oracle, Spotfire, Accenture

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Work State CA-ON-Mississauga

Job ID 2021-187640

Work City Mississauga

PCN Sourcing REQ

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 00000

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs