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Sales Planner

Company: Bel Brands USA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Country: United StatesCity: ChicagoJob Family: SalesContract Type: Unlimited-termJob ID: 49447Sales Planner Bel, makers of iconic cheese brands including Babybel, The Laughing Cow, and Boursin, is a growing global company that values your contributions, strives to create a sense of belonging for everyone and offers career growth and development opportunities, as well as competitive total compensation and meaningful well-being benefits from day one. For All, For Good, our company signature, reflects Bel's commitment to sustainability and healthier and responsible food for all. Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.Job Description SummaryThe Sales Planner reports to the Sales Planning Manager. This role is responsible for the execution of the commercial strategy and the development of the guidelines and sales planning activities for assigned projects/brands. Additionally, this position provides sales perspective when working with category marketing, finance, supply chain and advises on strategy for the field sales team. This position will work in a Hybrid Work Environment in the Chicago office minimum 2 days (Tuesday and Wednesday expectation). #LI-Hybrid. May require up to 10% business travel. Essential Duties and Responsibilities--- Translates marketing and business plans into clear commercial objectives, guidelines, and strategy to support development of commercial plan--- Responsible for the development, implementation, and tracking of distribution, shelving, merchandising, pricing, and activation strategy for each category brand--- Provides sales perspective on category volume pacing and support the monthly S&OP process by preparing key meeting inputs for key company initiatives--- Participate in periodic business reviews to discuss forecast accuracy, identify issues, and build strong plans--- Conducts key consumption and shipment trends analysis and provides thought leadership and recommendations to manager and cross functional team--- Provides customer/field sales perspective to the manager and brand teams to support development and implementation of marketing plans--- Works with Brand and Sales Teams to identify most current category insights and develop into actionable stories--- Works collaboratively with trade finance, sales leadership, and marketing to establish commercial processes and guidelines for category trade spending--- Develops, communicates, reports and tracks key category sales KPIs for total US and top 20 customers (new item tracker, distribution tracker, etc.)--- Develops and implements strategic projects to support category objectives for retail visibility, channel development, assortment/sizing, merchandising, customer marketing, pricing, and promotion--- Responsible for strategic initiatives related to process improvements within the SS&P functionQualifications and CompetenciesMinimum degree and experience required: --- Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent experience--- 2+ years of experience in a sales planning, business planning, category, field sales or marketing role in food or CPG industry Specific competencies required--- Demonstrated analytical work experience--- Excellent communication skills: Understands audience and adapt communication to effectively drive desired results--- Comfortable with large sets of data and building complex models--- Advanced computer skills; proven efficiency working in Microsoft Excel and Office--- Experience working within and extracting data from IRI--- Strong management skills with the ability to clearly communicate expectations and motivate peers to action--- Proven ability to communicate complex and/or detailed information to multiple individual/audiences with differing knowledge levels, both in writing and verbally--- Language skills: proficient in written and spoken English required; Spanish and French are helpfulPerformance Expectations: Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of management, coworkers and brokers; maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with other employees is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the department. Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand's policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Bel Brands is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the website, please call 312-462-1500. If you think that this job is for you, please click now on the button "Apply". PI207536350

Keywords: Bel Brands USA, Chicago , Sales Planner, Sales , Chicago, Illinois

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