Senior Trade Analyst

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March 8, 2021 | rw-admin | Food
Position Id: MJB4666

Job Description:

Job Title:

Senior Trade Analyst

Summary:

The Sr. Trade Marketing Analyst (STMA) works directly with field sales and the broker network to help plan and forecast the Net Revenue of the business. The STMA provides decision-making support for customer sales plans through assessing the financial feasibility of all trade programs.

Job Duties:

• Participate in development of volume, pricing and margin forecasts for the annual budget and mid-year forecast updates for the business.
• Work directly with Broker and Field Sales to make sure promotions are loaded into the system accurately and on a timely basis.
• Monitor accuracy of promotions loaded into the trade management system (TradePro) and ensure modifications are executed as agreed upon by Finance and Field Sales.
• Monitor the execution of approved plans utilizing multiple sources to validate price points, items promoted, and volumes achieved.
• Assess, identify and determine counter measures for any spending issues.
• Work with deduction management team (internal and Brokers) to ensure timely, accurately applied deductions to promotional events.
• Provide month end reporting on accrual balances.
• Assist in implementing and managing new Trade Promotion Optimization (TPO) software.
• Analyze, research, identify and provide information on customer specific events as needed.
• Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis as required by management.

Background Requirements:

• BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or marketing.
• Minimum 5 years of experience, ideally in the CPG industry with a focus on trade promotion analytics.
• Knowledge and use of TPM systems either through broker experience or use at other CPG company.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally.
• Requires effective interaction with Finance, Field Sales, Brokers and Senior Leadership.
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines in a fast-paced organization and achieve desired results.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Experience working with syndicated data (IRI, Nielson).
• Excellent data system affinity with ability to work with and learn new systems.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications is essential. High level of proficiency in Excel required.

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