Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!
Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.
The Manager of Customer Planning is responsible for strategic and trade planning, financial, and quantitative analysis. They will be responsible for working with the customer executives to create and a customer sales plan that builds value-driven relationships with key customers.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Development of Trimester Trade Calendar in collaboration with the Account Lead
Conducts all quantitative pre and post promotion Breakeven Analysis
Utilize trade management tools including but not limited to Navigator, Margin Minder, Qlik, and syndicated data (IRI) to understand Customer performance
Input all Navigator Forecasting entries and gain alignment on all final forecasts with Account Executive and maintained weekly at a minimum
Ensure weekly calendars are accurate and communicated accordingly
Continuously adjust Navigator plans, driven by the customer, AE, trends, forecast accuracy, strategy/guardrail change, and/or course correction.
Responsible for the highest integrity of internal/external promotional pricing forms / Central Pricing
Development of executive-level PowerPoint Presentations
Effective management of Trade Spend metrics (Trade/Unit and Trade Rate) and management of ROI.
Bachelor's Degree in Sales, Marketing or Business-related field preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Minimum of 5 years in Sales Management, Customer Accounts or other relevant experience
Knowledge of syndicated data like IRI and the ability to analyze data and trends
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrate a passion to achieve results and work well with others in cross-functional teams against team-oriented goals
Computer skills and proficiency, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required, as well as proficiency with Navigator or other Trade Planning Management tools
Travel is required - 25%.
Key Behavioral Competencies:
Ability to achieve specific objectives/outcomes and set/meet key initiatives
Ability to collaborate with internal co-workers to fulfill deliverables/commitments
Manage multiple projects simultaneously
Self-Starter / Work proactively and assertively (Empowered to Make Decisions)
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.
Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, fax, phone etc.
Able to sit, stand, stoop and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.
Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on periodic basis.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.