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Planning Analyst


Charlotte, NC, US


Requisition ID:  48421 

Posting Locations: Charlotte


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Planning Analyst


REFRESH your career by joining our exceptional team! Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest bottler in the U.S., is looking for a Planning Analyst!


Things you should know about working as a Planning Analyst:


Provides thought leadership to Customer Development organization and broader Coca-Cola Consolidated organization in shaping PRGM (Planning Revenue Growth Management) direction Coca-Cola Consolidated takes in marketplace.

Partners with Customer Development teams to develop annual budget following Coca-Cola Consolidated defined commercial planning & pricing strategies for assigned channels to deliver CCBBC and retailer DNGP/Margin requirements.

Analyzes historical and forecasted trends and communicates results to internal/external business partners identifying drains and drivers and providing optimal solutions on a weekly/monthly basis.

Partners with Category Advisory to quantify Coca-Cola Consolidated’s annual commercialization plan for all categories for each assigned retailer using syndicated data.


What would success look like?


        • Partners with Customer Development teams to create retailer specific annual Price Package Plan for all categories 

        • Ensures that annual budget meets Coca-Cola Consolidated defined volume and financial goals

        • Executes key marketing initiatives as defined by Coca-Cola Consolidated channel and package strategies

        • Develops package & promotion recommendations against opportunities in collaboration with Customer Development and Category Advisory Teams 

        • Evaluates & interprets Coca-Cola Consolidated forecasts to identify gaps or opportunities against category plan; augments bottoms-up forecast with top-down perspective on a weekly/monthly basis

        • Develop and validate ideas for closing category specific gaps to plan (price/promotion, innovation, acceleration initiatives)

        • Partners with Trade Promotions Management team to ensure all contract funding activities are captured in annual and forecasted plan


Minimum Qualifications


        •  Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business, (statistics preferred)

        •  Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience with demonstrated progression responsibilities preferably with a Consumer Package Goods company

        • Proven analytical skills with ability to draw insights from data; ability to develop volumetric and financial models that can accommodate multiple inputs from diverse data sources for scenario planning and modeling

        • Professional Financial Planning and Budgeting experience 

        • Working knowledge of key data systems; planning tools and forecasting systems

        • Proficient in Microsoft Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word


Preferred Qualifications


        • Demonstrated experiences working under pressure and managing multiple projects at once with flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines

        • Self-motivated team player who can work in a diverse, fast-paced environment that thrives on challenging problems

        • Experience in developing business plans; strategic thinking with forward-looking vision

        • Strong oral, written and presentation skills

        • Category Management, syndicated data knowledge a plus




All candidates will be subject to pre-employment testing: Background Check, Drug Screen, and Physical Abilities Test (if applicable).










Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte