Advantage Solutions Account Executive INEX in Arlington, Texas

Summary

Account Executive INEX

Join the #1 Experiential and Promotion Marketing Agency in America, IN Marketing Services! We are seeking a high energy Account Executive to be the focal point in selling in-store sampling programs to leading consumer brand companies on behalf of an exciting major retailer. As an Account Executive, your responsibilities will be to drive sales growth through increasing in-store event volume and collaborating with the retailers merchandising team.

Bring your skills and build your career with IN Marketing Services, the marketing division of Advantage Sales and Marketing, where your enthusiasm and passion will be met with challenging work that focuses on influencing buyer behavior and driving sales through shopper marketing, experiential marketing, in-store event services and more. Work with IN Marketing’s established retailers and the iconic brands we represent that matter most to everyday shoppers.

The Account Executive serves as the initial focal point in charge of all daily sales activities for the client-based marketing services and aligns daily activities to the company’s strategic goals. Primary role is selling in-store sampling programs (events) to top CPG companies or (Customer Merchant Team). Responsible for successfully developing and increasing in-store event volume and collaborating with retail client’s merchandising management team to maximize sampling events by category. Results will be obtained through effective planning, influence building, and use of resources.

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutionsis proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutionsis one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Account Executive serves as the initial focal point in charge of all daily sales activities for the client-based marketing services and aligns daily activities to the company’s strategic goals. Primary role is selling in-store sampling programs (events) to top CPG companies or (Customer Merchant Team). Responsible for successfully developing and increasing in-store event volume and collaborating with retail client’s merchandising management team to maximize sampling events by category. Results will be obtained through effective planning, influence building, and use of resources.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Creates and Closing Opportunities

  • Research and target prospects/opportunities, conduct interest building calls when applicable, and gain client interest

  • Clearly identify client expectations and use the knowledge of alternatives to reach mutually agreed deliverables; effectively ensure deliverables are communicated to and measured by the Client Services team

  • Qualify opportunities, develop winning proposals, and build business justification cases to expand sales

  • Collaborate closely with the Sales and Account Services team on developing new value for our clients

Protecting Accounts

  • Gather and monitor account intelligence, and document account plans and sales forecasts

  • Cultivate and develop trusted advisor status with the client, and protect and expand accounts

  • Manage deployment readiness and resource alignment

Maintaining Accounts

  • Craft agreements and formal documents in securing new business

  • Successfully present reports to all necessary stakeholders to review and improve business impact

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

Travel up to 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree o r equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

-1-3 years of experience in sales or sales support

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Conflict management skills

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Team building Skills

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

AdvantageSolutionsis committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, AdvantageSolutionsshall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Job Locations US-TX-Arlington

Position Type Full Time

Postal Code 76001

Requisition ID 2017-136297