Associate Director Strategy & Planning | Job in Tampa, FL. | Advantage Solutions | #2023-426973

Associate Director Strategy & Planning

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a highly dynamic Associate Director of Strategy & Planning serves as the business leader responsible for all Strategic Planning services and support activities and provides leadership of the Strategy and Planning team while providing accountability for the company’s strategic goals. Primary role is to provide strategic development and program planning of all events and special projects in order to drive the achievement of budgeted revenue targets and grow the business through new value propositions, with and through a team of direct and indirect reports. The Associate Director Strategy & Planning is high visibility position responsible for the direction and management of Strategy & Planning including; competitive insights, custom client research, food service insights, and syndicated/research data analysis to drive creative strategy, program and presentation development.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off


  • Work closely with VP Client Services to align and prioritize tactical activities to support strategic sales and EBITDA plans.
  • Lead the development and implementation of new strategic planning initiatives from initial concept discussion with the client, competitive analysis, strategy development, proposal creation to obtaining approval from senior management teams.
  • Work with internal client and external customer to identify insights and define solutions for customers that drive brand/category/channel growth for the client.
  • Work with Leadership and Cross-Functional Teams to gather and monitor client intelligence, build client executive business relationships and resource alignment.
  • Strengthen research and analytical skills through increased usage, obtaining training or partnering with the client or Cross-functional teams on best practices, new capabilities/systems or on specific databases of information (Datassentials, Technomic, SupplyTrack).
  • Balance corrective with positive feedback to ensure optimum guidance and performance improvement.


  • Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent job-related experience in Business, Marketing, Sales
  • 8+ years of experience in Strategy Development or Client Services 
  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
  • Strong leadership ability with customers and associates
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a result driven, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to create innovative business solutions that drive value and create growth

Associate Director Strategy & Planning

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