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Account Supervisor Canada in Toronto at Advantage Solutions

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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Account Supervisor Canada

IN Marketing Services is the marketing division of Advantage Sales and Marketing, the largest Sales and Marketing Agency in North America. Our focus is on influencing buyer behavior and driving sales through shopper marketing, experiential marketing, in-store event services and more. We form close relationships with leading brands and  retailers that matter most.

Job Summary:

The Account Supervisor functions as a leader of Agency consumer promotion and shopper marketing program deliverables within multiple categories or retail channels.  The Account Supervisor’s primary role is to provide leadership as the face of the Agency to client contact(s) during the conception, creative communications design development, retail sell-in, execution and analysis of account/brand-specific programs. A successful Account Supervisor will spearhead and synchronize a cross-functional team to deliver strategic business planning frameworks, communication platforms, program concept development, effective sales presentations, retail sell-in support, and analysis of results.  The Account Supervisor must demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills with clients, customers, agency partners and third party vendors.

Primary Job Responsibilities – Personal Accountability

When field facing, responsible for key channel or customer comprising 10%+ of the client’s business.

When brand facing, sit on-site with clients, fully representing the agency in-front of the client and representing the brand back to the agency.

Develop and own key influencer relationships that build a trust-based partnership with client teams, agency partners and third party vendors.

Demonstrate working knowledge of consumer/shopper marketing landscapes and the client’s own industry to develop new business opportunities and potential revenue streams within existing client.

Design and lead proposal and program development presentations with limited guidance from a Director.

Demonstrate agency thought leadership for your defined area of responsibility.

Supervise and/or directly manage program execution, budgets, tracking, and post-promotional reporting in accordance with company systems and processes.

Identify new business opportunities within existing clients as well as with extended client base.

Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and development of direct reports with support of a Director.

Other related duties as assigned

Primary Job Responsibilities – Cross-Functional Accountability

Partner with Planning team members to develop category, channel, customer and competitive brand marketplace insights, identify most value consumer targets, communication strategy, innovation opportunities, promotion program objectives, strategies and tactical recommendations for programs, leveraging key consumer/ shopper insights that drive purchase behavior change.

Demonstrate leadership to internal Agency concept, creative design and production team members in order to ensure all deliverables are on strategy and meet client expectations.

Engage, mentor and inspire Agency cross-functional team by teaching the fundamentals, demonstrate and empower proactive thinking, prioritize goals and facilitate conflict resolution as needed.

Demonstrate leadership to internal Agency concept, creative design and production team members in order to ensure all deliverables are on strategy and meet client expectations.

Communicate and interact effectively with cross-agency teams for all departments and/or clients to deliver timely client decisions and approvals.

Identify cross-company ASM Marketing Svs revenue-driving opportunities.

Successfully manage and develop Agency cross-functional team members.

Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications – Account Supervisor

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Brand Management or equivalent work experience. MBA Preferred.

4+ years in the role of leader/manager in agency, brand management and/or media production preferred.

6+ years of consumer product, brand management, media or agency experience preferred.

Able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Creative self-starter with strong leadership, organization, negotiation, and problem solving skills.

Superior communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to present in a knowledgeable and confident manner in both planned and impromptu situations.

Able to work with third party properties, agencies, suppliers and media organizations.

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Travel to the client and/or customer may be required.

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is 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.

Advantage Solutions is 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. Advantage Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Advantage Solutions will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Human Resources Department, Advantage Solutions (905) 475-9623 or