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Sr Customer Planner

Location: 

Charlotte, NC, US

Functional Area:  Finance and Accounting 

Posting Locations:  Charlotte 

Sr Customer Planner

 

REFRESH your career by joining our exceptional Corporate team! Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC), the largest independent bottler in the US, is looking for a Senior Customer Planner! 

 

Things you should know about working as a Senior Customer Planner:

 

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

 

What would success look like?

 

  • Partners with Customer Development teams to develop annual budget following CCBCC 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 CCBCC’s annual commercialization plan for all categories for each assigned retailer using syndicated data
  • Provides strategic forward-thinking analysis for assigned National Retail Customers with Customer Core Teams to validate assumptions and make recommendations to CCT’s, KO Bottling system and CCBCC Senior Leadership
  • Interacts with retail customer and helps negotiate PPP that meets retailer and CCBCC required financial targets
  •  Develop and present business reviews leveraging multiple data sources and company resources to tell business story
  •  Is proactive in business approach and identifies key critical business opportunities for Retailer and CCBCC through analysis and makes recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Supports Customer Development Teams on Governance process by representing CCBCC’s interest and providing analysis and making recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Partners with Customer Development teams to create retailer specific annual Price Package Plan for all categories 
  • Ensures that annual budget meets CCBCC defined volume and financial goals
  • Executes key marketing initiatives as defined by CCBCC channel and package strategies
  • Develops package & promotion recommendations against opportunities in collaboration with Customer Development and Category Advisory Teams 
  • Evaluates & interprets CCBCC 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience with demonstrated progression responsibilities preferably with a Consumer Package Goods company
  • 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
  • Extremely strong 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
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of key data systems; planning tools and forecasting systems
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCBCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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