Sales Trade Planning Associate

Sales Trade Planning Associate

General Mills, Inc. | Minneapolis, MN, 55415, US
Salary Range:$38,000 – $47,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Description

The Trade Planning Associate (TPA) provides customer selling teams with analytic, trade planning, and trade systems support to advance General Mill's trade marketing strategies.

We have multiple TPA openings across our various Operating Units (OUs). These openings are spread across Minneapolis, and the following business centers:

* Western (Scottsdale, AZ)
* Kroger (Cincinnati, OH)
* Walmart (Rogers, AR)
* GMI World Headquarters (Minneapolis, MN)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

EXECUTIONAL EXCELLENCE

* Take personal accountability and ownership for results, deeply understands consumers, deliver market leading innovation and prioritize what's important
* Maintain accurate planning and spending information in the trade planning system
* Use data and knowledge of GMI's trade strategy to make promotion and incentive recommendations
* Monitor customer and competitor activity and industry trends to ensure GMI's trade strategies remain relevant and competitive

PROBLEM SOLVING & ANALYTICS

* Gather and analyze syndicated data (e.g., from Nielsen, consumers, and/or customers) in order to identify opportunities to drive sales volume through distribution, shelving, and merchandising, and pricing.
* Conduct analysis to determine volume opportunities in distribution, shelving, merchandising and pricing
* Leverage enterprise wide problem-solving tools (e.g., YY, Focused Improvement, Fishbone, etc.) and stakeholders to address business problems

SELLING EXPERTISE & LEADERSHIP

* Provide selling teams with support and guidance on trade tools provided by GMI's central trade planning team
* Assist with the development of customer presentations.
* Support development of joint business plans with customers by defining opportunities, providing key information and preparing presentation materials.

ENGAGING LEADER

* Model Engaging Leader behaviors to foster an inclusive environment and embrace a learning mindset and demonstrate personal accountability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's Degree required
* Minimum 1 year of relevant industry experience in sales, customer account management or other relevant
* Prior experience using internal or external data sources (e.g., Nielsen, IRI, CPM, sales data)
* Must be proficient in software packages (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint) & internal systems (Trade Planning)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Prior experience working with trade planning systems
* Willingness to relocate for future GMI career opportunities