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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 11/26/2016

American Greetings Chicago, IL

Company
American Greetings
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
38224BR
AJE Ref #
576026979
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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This position serves as an internal consultant to Sales, Marketing, Product, Finance, & Operations by synthesizing POS Data, Industry Trends, Shopper Insights and other pertinent data sources to aid the organization with planning, product placement, pricing and merchandising decisions. The job requires a balanced contribution of analytical skills, problem solving, report developing, and communication abilities. The individual will be asked to not only report the facts, but seek to understand the why . He or she should be ready to challenge the status quo and seek new and innovative solutions to business problems.

As a Supervisor, applicants must have an interest and desire to develop Associates. Roughly 20-25% of the time will be spent managing an analyst helping them with day-to-day responsibilities while also aiding in long term career development plans.Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an Analytic Field; 1-year experience in a Managerial Role preferred. Greeting Card or Consumer Product Goods Background is strongly preferred

Strong Excel Skills are a must, as the job routinely requires manipulating very large data sets. SAS / SQL experience is strongly preferred

This person must be able to manage both up and down within an organization. Applicants must be comfortable presenting and influencing internal directors and executives as well as external customers. As a Supervisor, this person will need to prioritize associate development.

The ideal candidate has experience with Shopper Portal Data, Joint Business Planning, and an understanding of how Retailers and CPG Companies analyze their business