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Sales Planning Analyst

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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Who we are!

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 www.schwanscompany.com.

What we are looking for:

We are hiring a Sales Planning Analyst to join our Food Service Sales team in Bloomington, MN.

This position is a development opportunity for those either currently in or aspiring to career paths in Sales or Marketing.  Sales leadership roles require a developmental role in HQ in order to gain a broader understanding of the organization and the decision-making process. 

What we need from you:

  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing teams to provide input into the 3 year and annual planning process through the co-development with Marketing of the sales strategy for assigned customer channel.

  • Work with marketing to guide innovation recommendations as well as changes, improvements or deletion of existing products.

  • Support field sales in the execution of sales programs, sales tools and execution of headquarter objectives to drive channel growth.

  • Participate in the development of broad product category strategies and selling/marketing/promotional plans for the customer channel and product group assigned.

  • Act as the corporate representative/liaison to the field sales organization

  • Provide sales expertise in the development of customer programs and supporting material.

  • Work with assigned team in order to ensure that programs are proposed, accepted, executed and managed to attain profitable results.

  • Develop specific strategies and tactics for assigned group.

  • Create and communicate all promotional elements to support programs. This includes the creation of new launch selling tools.

  • Track performance on an ongoing basis to ensure that volume goals are achieved. Incorporate review of problems/opportunity markets with focus on development of action plan to address as integral part of the planning process.

  • Undertakes specific company projects and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values, code of ethics, policies and other standards of conduct.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 1-5 years related experience (preferably in food service or retail trade industry with HQ sales planning or finance background)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Strong analytical skills and prior knowledge in pricing strategies is a plus

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Strong leadership organizational project management and time management skills

  • Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite, especially strong skills in Excel 

  • Eager to learn the food service sales industry!
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Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 22002602

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