Schwan's Company Sales Planner in Bloomington, Minnesota

Description

At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit www.SchwansCompany.com

We are looking to hire a Sales Planner for our Customer Planning team in Bloomington, MN. This position is responsible for the support and coordination of the Customer Head Quarter (HQ) selling process. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of Sales Planners, to assist in managing timelines, data entry, sales processes and operational activities. The goal of this team is to free up the time of the National Account Managers, so that they can continue to drive sales to the largest grocery retailers in the country. Analytical mindset, good data management/manipulation skills, attention to detail and drive to improve are a must for this entry level role.

What you get from us? Great mentors who will train you on the systems and processes within Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sales; foundation knowledge that will allow you to advance into a multitude of roles (Account Management, Sales, Category Analyst/Manager); supportive and flexible environment. Responsibilities of the role may include:

  • Participate in the coordination of activities essential to Customer HQ Sales planning process including: vendor contracts, promotion entry, communication & compliance

  • Support HQ sales team managers with internal process’s

  • Support HQ sales team managers as key trade system power user. Promotion entry support, training and compliance

  • Support HQ sales team managers with hierarchy maintenance and master data integrity; including updating of internal systems and communication for customer mergers & acquisitions.

  • Support team managers with coordination of team CRM customer relation management data (Reset dates, Selling window dates, Nuisance fees, slotting fees, internal planning calendar.

  • Execute existing sales processes and advise process improvements

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree required, Business Degree preferred

Years of Related Experience: Typically 1-3 years

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) is required.

  • Experience working in sales operations or planning, sales promotions/trade, a plus but not required

  • Desire to learn new systems and technologies.

  • Strong work ethic; ability to work independently; good organizational and project management skills

  • Understanding of basic P&L and total customer investment metrics preferred.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

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Business Unit: Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc.

Req #: 18007354