Job Description

Category Manager - Remote


Do you have restless curiosity about what motivates shoppers to buy products? Do you enjoy discovering insights and providing solutions? Are you excited about creating strategies and tactics that grow sales for nationally recognized CPG brands and retailers? Are you looking for an opportunity where you are empowered to make a difference? If so we would love to learn more about you!


Advantage Solutions is a leading provider of outsourced sales and marketing solutions to consumer goods companies and retailers. Our data and technology-driven services — which include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, in-store and online sampling, digital commerce, omnichannel marketing, retail media and others — help brands and retailers of all sizes get products into the hands of consumers, wherever they shop. At Advantage Solutions we grow people, brands and businesses. We value diversity, flexibility and individual growth. Most of our positions are remote based allowing you to work from home. You will enjoy an environment of encouragement, thought leadership, creative collaboration and teamwork. Bring your talent and skills to a company that values your contributions and offers unmatched resources and opportunities for personal growth within an expansive enterprise.


Your Opportunity:

Imagine being the brains behind the business. Your experience with IRI, your ability to identify the insights that impact, and the trust you build among colleagues and clients will have a place to shine here. You’ll work with some of America’s most cherished brands, supplying the data and recommendations to our teams to differentiate these products on the shelf, in the home, and on the field. You’ll develop your storytelling skills and manage reporting and data mining. You’ll be the key ingredient to elevate our presentations, pitches, and executive messaging.


What we offer you:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • Remote work arrangement with flexibility
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off
  • Career pathing (as demonstrated by this opening!)


Your typical day as a Category Manager:

Using your ability to understand the retail industry, you’ll curate the relevant data to understand and successfully help our clints reach their goals. You’ll craft compelling, data-driven insights that color the competitive strategy and recommendations for clients. You’ll use your ability to translate highly complex data into usable “knowledge nuggets” that are easy to interpret and understand. You build trust with the team by providing actionable options and provide that “extra element” that keeps us at the top of our game. Of course, you’ll provide a regular cadence of reporting, provide ad hoc data points to the team, and jump in to help solve interesting and dynamic problems.


You have:

  • 1-3 years of experience working with IRI (preferred) or Nielson and other platforms
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Experience in Marketing, Math, Statistics, or Economic fields
  • Retail or CPG experience is great!
  • Successful history working with large data sets – and you love it!
  • An understanding of how to leverage shopper panel data and geodemographic data sets
  • Experience working with and analyzing assortment, pricing, promotion and shelving data

We are so excited to learn more about ways we may work together. 

Come. Stay. Grow.

Application Instructions

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