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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Customer Planning Specialist, Sales

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Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to the health-conscious consumer under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its people first culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office. Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings and workouts at the adjacent City Sports Club gym are just a few ways we help you increase your own good energy.

What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovativeness of a tech company, with the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and you should have a sense of what it feels like to work at PNC. You’ll walk into the brand-new Emeryville office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or beanbags talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.

PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative work environment and will help build our high-growth company. Our leadership principles capture the behaviors we aspire to and celebrate here—from ‘embodying a strategic mindset’ to ‘building people up’, each is a valuable tool in practicing leadership consistent with our values. We are Builders – looking for ways to challenge the status quo; Champions of Positive Nutrition - taking our role as health and nutrition seriously; Better Together – because we know that success is only achievable through our collective efforts; and we Ring the Bell, by celebrating big and small wins.

PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings, Inc. (FY 2018 sales of $6.3 billion) as a parent company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $800 million in sales. Premier Nutrition utilizes a third-party network for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize, ­­­and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix (cereals), private label business groups, and Bob Evans Farms (a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables).

GENERAL SUMMARY:

PNC is looking for a Customer Planning Specialist to join the Sales Planning team. This role is responsible for the management of the trade planning system inclusive of but not limited to baseline and incremental volume along with promotional event deal entry. This role is to work closely with assigned Field Sales Teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness of changes to a sales plan within the trade planning system. The position will also work directly Trade Accounting and report into the Sales Operations Manager.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

TRADE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT & ACCRUAL PROCESS: 75% of TIME

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the Sales team as it relates to planning and updating trade events – annually, quarterly, monthly etc.
  • Monitor contract trade events in Trade Management tool and review with Broker Representatives
  • Provide audit support for deal entry via Contract support and promotional adjustments
  • Ensure updates are made to trade management tool with changes in distribution
  • REPORTING: 15% of TIME

  • Create and update standardized reports using raw data and provide ad-hoc reporting
  • Report on planned vs. volume variances by utilizing trade event analysis reporting
  • Oversee input of annual business plan in the Trade Management tool
  • Clarify variances in volume expectations for the Demand Planning team
  • Trade Efficiency Reporting: Identify trade spend anomalies (monthly, quarterly) and provide reports to Sales Planning and Field Sales Directors prior to month and quarter closes
  • TECHNICAL / ADMINISTRATIVE: 10% of TIME

  • Power User of the Trade Planning System
  • Create and maintain Broker/Customer contact list
  • Assist Sales System Analyst in overall system maintenance efforts inclusive of authorized items by Customer; Planning Accounts etc.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant experience
  • Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience with a Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) company
  • Strong knowledge of trade and trade planning systems
  • Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a natural ability to build rapport & collaboration with Field Sales
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of data entry
  • Strong technical & report running abilities
  • Understanding of the total business process and procedures with an ability to effectively articulate business issues.
  • Self – Starter with an ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Ability to work with multiple Account Managers/Sales Directors and prioritize work initiatives
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience with NetSuite and Cloud-based platforms a plus
  • Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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