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Customer Business Planning Specialist

Company: Johnsonville, LLC
Location: Sheboygan Falls
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

As a member of our Commercial Planning team, you ll work closely with our sales and marketing teams to help our customers make the most informed product and promotion decisions, using industry-leading research tools that identify consumer insights. The information you ll provide is critical to our shared success.Customer Business Planning SpecialistPosition Overview:Johnsonville has a commitment to become the best company ever established, offering the highest quality products throughout the U.S. and International markets. In this Customer Business Planning Specialist position, you will have the opportunity to impact the success of the Sales and Marketing team through structured reporting, analytics and management of Johnsonville s Customer Business Planning (CBP) Trade Promotion Management System. You will have a cross-functional role that will impact Sales, Marketing, Finance and the Commercial Planning teams.Our Approach to Work: Johnsonville was built on the premise that our business should build our members and provide opportunities to help them fully develop their God-given talents. We believe face-to-face interaction and time in the office is crucial for member development and an important enabler of our team-centric culture. We also know that flexibility is key to managing the demands of work and personal life, and we respect that some work is best done away from the office. Our Flexible Work program offers several different options to fit your needs, with most office positions offering hybrid work structures. More details on this position s requirements and our Flexible Work program will be shared during the interview process.Responsibilities:Trade Strategy and Pricing Assist in evaluating promotional plans for alignment to sales strategy top line and bottom line through efficient resource management and allocation of funding
Collaborate cross-functionally to develop recommendations for promotional investments Support Revenue Growth Management Specialists as neededBusiness Analytics Utilize syndicated providers/data to track performance and compliance with promotional plans and key performance metrics Identify necessary changes to promotional plan volumes via consumption trends to increase trade system accuracy Identify efficient and inefficient trade spending events and accounts; maintain a library of past promo events Support Sales in Integrated Business Planning / ROC analysis as required Systems & Reporting Explore future pipeline of technology and actionable tools that provide a single source of truth, support for trade investments Develop and manage reporting on account trade promotion strategies and execution Monitor pricing execution against strategy and identify optimal thresholds and gaps; correct pricing errors in the pricing system. Compare in market activity to validate promotional plan performance and timing (activity mapped to key promo periods) Advise on promotional plan modifications based upon past performance
Benchmark internal and external best practices to identify and implement continuous process improvement/effectiveness initiatives Facilitate with Sales Leadership and IT on reporting requirements and needs Participate and manage in the Robotic Process Automation bot process Conduct annual and ad hoc system administration tasks to ensure system integrity and accuracy Develop training documentation and communication of system enhancements Develop Excel based tools to facilitate post promotion analysis, annual planning and scenario planning Develop and manage annual customer planning files Provide Sales with missing contract report, forecast accuracy and bias report Serve as internal expert for US and Canada for CBP, Excel tools and reporting
Facilitate the optimization of CBP software
Test and validate trade systems upgrades and implementationsEducation: Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration, Data Analytics or Finance preferred or equivalent job-related experience is required; will consider internal applicants in process of achieving a Bachelor s DegreeExperience: At least one (1) year experience working across multiple data sources
Experience with financial modeling and P&L analysisSkills and Competencies: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with natural inquisitiveness to exploring data and looking for insights to drive business decisions
Ability to retrieve, merge, interpret, and explain data from numerous sources
Strong syndicated data skills and financial acumen required Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point) required; SAP experience preferred. Proficiency in web-based reporting tools (SAP BOBJ, IRI, or other) preferred Solid communication skills (verbal, written, listening) and the ability to interact with all levels of Johnsonville customers and members with integrity Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and diverse relationships Ability to work with minimal supervision and take initiative on all work assignments Desire for continued growth and learningLocation:
Global Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee)Coach:
Revenue Growth Manager(We don t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)Member Status: Full Time, Salaried(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a member and, yes, Membership has its privileges
like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)Travel: 5 - 10% of your timeAbout our CompanySince 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing our talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!How to Apply:
External candidate: Apply on-line only at: Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.#LI-JK1#LI-HYBRIDWe value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/DisabilityJohnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

Keywords: Johnsonville, LLC, Sheboygan , Customer Business Planning Specialist, Other , Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

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