Advantage Solutions was formed in October 1997 to combine the strongest sales and marketing agents in the country. AS's goal was to become the leading sales and marketing agency serving the consumer packaged goods industry. Over a period of three years, twenty-one Tier I companies throughout North America joined Advantage and by April 2000, the goal was achieved.
Today, AS represents over 1,200 clients. The combined operations of Advantage have a revenue base that exceeds $700 million with an associate base that exceeds 12,900 persons. Some of our top clients include SC Johnson, Unilever, Quaker/Tropicana/Gatorade, Schering Plough Health Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Church & Dwight, and Del Monte. The growth of Advantage has been dramatic, reflecting the changing industry in which it competes. As few as ten years ago, there were approximately 2,500 competitors, consisting of local and regional sales agencies. The industry has consolidated to about 500 companies today, and of these 500, there are only three companies that currently provide national coverage with a broad array of services. Advantage Solutions consolidated its member-based organization in June 2004. Our structure enables us to capitalize on new areas for expansion, and to offer our clients and associates unparalleled opportunities for growth. Advantage has established itself in the industry as a dominant player with significant momentum. This has provided a substantial competitive advantage in securing new business and provides the requisite financial strength to invest in leading edge technology and infrastructure to meet the expanding needs of its clients.
AS has one of the most complete technological solutions in the industry that maintains the pace of new innovation. This emphasis on new technology has given Advantage the unique ability to meet the needs of national and global clients which did not exist a few years ago. AS's philosophy also includes fostering a "learning environment." Advantage provides extensive training and development programs and prioritizes a culture focused on performance development management. Coupled with a strong management team, AS is confident of its ability to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
Advantage offers the following fulll-time benefits:
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
- Medical, Dental, & Vision
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending
"Creating outstanding value for our clients and customers."
LIVING OUR VALUES Advantage Solutions has established values that support an organizational culture of excellence and development. In our rapidly changing world, these values provide the focus we need to sustain a high performance culture and reinforce innovative and ethical business practices. These values are modeled throughout the organization, from senior leaders to front-line supervisors.
Our associates are introduced to these values during the new hire orientation. Managers reinforce these values as they work with their team members throughout the year. The values are part of AS's Performance Assessment process. These cultural values are woven through our processes and daily work. As Aristotle wrote, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."
Associates: Value all AS Associates and provide a workplace environment based upon dignity, trust, and respect.
Continuous Development: Provide an environment for learning, development, and the fulfillment of personal ambitions and professional goals.
Diversity: Promote diversity of thought and approach while embracing team work and organizational unity.
Integrity: Establish and achieve the highest levels of integrity in all business and personal interactions.
Change and Innovation: Anticipate, welcome, and manage change through continuous improvement strategies that embody flexible and innovative approaches.
Performance Driven: Value results to promote accountability and provide rewards based upon superior performance for clients and customers.
Entrepreneurial Focus: Sustain an entrepreneurial spirit that encourages risk taking and that recognizes business guidelines as opportunities are identified and pursued.
Service Excellence: Fulfill needs with passion, creativity, and solutions that yield complete satisfaction and loyalty.
Financial Discipline: Function with financial discipline to achieve high degrees of operating effectiveness and efficiency.
Business Growth: Achieve significant annual growth by applying our Cultural Values in relationships with all AS stakeholders.
AS prides itself on embracing diversity and developing a performance driven culture and company. We strive to attract the most talented candidates to "Join ASM" and have outstanding benefits and recognition programs.
Our positions encompass all aspects of business: sales, marketing, category management, merchandising, finance, business development, administration, information technology, and human resources. We believe every associate in the Advantage family brings value to the Company.
Advantage Solutions is a quick paced, progressive, professional, technology driven and fact based enviroment that offers dynamic business solutions.
Advantage Solutions greatly values workplace diversity because it improves our business and enriches our associates. AS's respect for individual differences encourages personal participation in every aspect of the company's success. Our commitment to understanding and incorporating diverse ideas is integral to the strength, insight, and drive that continues to make Advantage Solutions an industry leader.
INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
At Advantage, our mission is to "Create Outstanding Value for Our Clients and Customers" through the services that we offer and the businesses that we support. We are focused on creating strategies to further add value by growing and strengthening our current services and by looking for enhanced services.
Innovation and creativity, a strong business growth plan, and the desire to create value for our clients and customers drives AS and its portfolio of complimentary services.
- Brand Management
- Category Management
- Client Teams
- Consumer Marketing
- Customer Teams
- Financial Management
- Retail Services
- Supply Chain