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Trade Spend Coordinator

Marshall, Minnesota

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Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

Position: Trade Spend Coordinator

Location: Bloomington, MN

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • This position is responsible for managing trade promotions for a defined group of accounts including but not limited to: auditing promotional contracts trade validation and payment trade accrual management evaluating and interpreting deductions and promotions to improve timeliness and accuracy relating to deduction resolution and management.
  • Responsible for management of customer trade programs to include tracking validation reporting payment and accrual management as directed; while ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Analyzes and interprets of customer performance to the agreed upon contractual obligations.
  • Ensure accuracy of allowances permitted based on contract terms and conditions for rebates and price deviations.
  • Validates the integrity of the claim data used in the sales reporting that drives business strategy and financial decisions utilizing internal purchase data and external sources.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with customers sales and other cross-functional departments. Effectively leads collaboration with those contacts to achieve problem resolution where needed.
  • Identify trade discrepancies and works with the customer to gain understanding for resolution.
  • Improve process efficiencies productivity and quality.
  • Monitors trends and recommends opportunity for increased profitability.
  • Ensures compliance of internal guidelines and controls including trade spending and check policy for payments made for trade spending promotions.
  • Utilizes knowledge of trade programs tools & systems to develop the tracking and reporting for analysis related to business strategies and goals.
  • Communicates trade trends risk and action steps to improve results and maximize business working capital.
  • Prepare and present trade claim data on an as needed basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which includes cross-training to other areas in the department.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting Finance or Business or equivalent experience preferred


Years of Related Experience: Typically has a minimum of 2-4 years of related experience


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated technical competencies including Sales Discovery (where applicable) MEI (where applicable) SAP Business Explorer/BW MS Access Excel Word and Power Point; Possesses strong understanding of the food industry; ability to interpret data as it relates to business; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; Ability to multi-task; Attention to detail and accuracy; Works effectively in a fast paced time-critical environment; Highly adaptive and possesses agile learning skills; Strong communication skills; Action oriented enjoys being productive and has a drive for results; Builds strong rapport with internal departments and external customers; Analytical skills; Ability to deal with ambiguity and complex situations; Drive for self development; Ability to effectively problem solve and make quality decisions in a timely manner; Strong financial understanding; Has high integrity and the ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information; Organized uses resources effectively and efficiently; Ability to prioritize; Basic understanding of general accounting principles and accepted standards; Team player and positive attitude


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.

Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLC Req #: 20000506

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