• Sales Planner

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
    Requisition ID
    2018-15702
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    JH2
    Posting Type
    DNI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.

    If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers

     

    Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    Supply Chain & Logistics –

    • Effectively influence customers to gain support for replenishment and inventory management policies that maximize product availability at store level, while minimizing inventory in the supply chain
    • Monitor and update customer forecasts to ensure they accurately reflect sales trends
    • Provide weekly/monthly/as needed reporting to sales team and cross functional partners outlining inventory position and supply risks/opportunities
    • Partner with sales team to support strategic planning and execute supply chain needs for growth opportunities
    • Identify supply chain cost savings opportunities to include logistics, manufacturing, warehousing, etc 
    • Commercialization & NPD -
    • Drive all commercialization activities both with internal & co-manufacturing related to 7-Eleven NA
    • Lead product set up process with 7-Eleven and associated distribution companies
    • SFDC Management including technical documents, quotes, opportunity management, samples, etc
    • Packaging development and management of internal & external designers
    • Support Sales lead & R&D in tastings and competitive product acquisition  

    Business Development –

    • Support Sales lead in the development of customer presentations
    • Engage with marketing to define research needs, graphic projects, and trade shows
    • Participate in customer engagement / presentations Global Support –
    •  Support supply chain initiatives of any global 7-Eleven opportunities 

    Additional Requirements:

    • 15% travel requirements which will include air and car travel – US & Canada
    • Occasional nights and weekends may be required due to customer meetings / trade shows

    Qualifications

    Work Experience and Education

    • Minimum 2 years experience in a Sales, Marketing or Supply Chain role in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience with New Product Development Process and Customer Product Set Up to include GS1
    • Preferred Candidates with Foodservice / Convenience Store / CPG Manufacturing Experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications – Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Bachelors Degree Required

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