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The Coca-Cola Company Senior Manager, Planning and Performance Management - Walgreens in Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Manager, Planning and Performance Management - Walgreens

  • Leads development of customer price package plan in support of overall Collaborative Business Plan

  • Stewardship of performance management routine for account leadership team

  • Generates pricing & promotional ideas for gap closure vs plan 

  • Partners with Sales Leadership & Finance on determining incremental trade investments and pricing exception requests for account base

  • Provides input to Finance Forecast team on mid to long range implications and guidance on key promotional events 

  • Franchise Leadership role in gaining alignment for price/package/promotion plans

    Key Responsibilities: Lead Customer Annual Planning Process: 

  • Stewardship of population of forecasting and Joint Business Planning models – work with account managers to ensure that account plans meet overall category goals (volume and gross profit) and are consistent with price architecture guardrails & retailer profitability metrics

  • Connection point with Business Planning Center of Excellence on inputs & direction for development of Customer Plan

  • Linkage with Trade Spend Optimization -- Ensure that Customer Collaboration Fund spend requirements are met and that event optimization guidance is reflected with Customer plans

  • Partner with Sales leadership on all multi-year / strategic customer planning – inclusive of non-price value added initiatives

    Pricing & Trade Spend Stewardship:

  • Evaluation of all price exception requests from within account base – accountable for conducting standardized Center of Excellence directed analysis upon each event and determining business impact vs. plan for customer & implications within broader marketplace

  • Partner with finance & sales leadership on determining incremental trade investment decisions that are within Customer Collaboration Fund $ allotment and within pricing guardrails

  • Partner with finance on submission of any exception requests that exceed tradespend $ budget OR violate pricing guardrails – accountable for representing customer teams business rationale during approval process

  • Work with account managers and finance owners to build approved price exceptions request business planning tools

    Stewardship of Customer Performance Management Routine: 

  • Develop and steward all management routine requirements for account leadership team -- Inclusive of interpretation of weekly standard reports, development of monthly stewardship sessions and quarterly / trimester business reviews. 

  • Scope of responsibility includes all relevant internal & syndicated marketplace data systems – Internal sales reporting tools (volume, pricing, gross profit), Nielsen, Ad view, customer specific systems ( e.g. Dunnhumby )

  • Responsible for conducting all gap vs. plan analysis against volume, pricing & gross profit opportunities

  • Provides perspective on pricing & promotional ideas for closing gap vs. plan – develops fact-based evaluation of business impact for contingencies & gap solves

  • Provides account leadership team perspective and analysis on competitive activity & position within account

  • Coordination of all management routines & reporting needs with Business Planning & Performance Management Center of Excellence

    Provide Guidance on Customer Forecast & Checkbook

  • Provides perspective and analysis to account managers on key holiday activities or special promotional events to better inform near term forecast (within 13-week horizon)

  • Provides an objective and fact-based perspective on mid to long range (beyond 13-week horizon) business trends (inclusive of gap solves & new item launches) and implications on forecast guidance 

  • Evaluates full year Customer Collaboration fund checkbook balance – ensuring accuracy in capturing events spend levels; provides perspective back to sales leadership team on most effective means of deploying Customer Collaboration Fund $’s to maximize performance vs category goals

    Qualifications:

    Education

  • Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree

  • Preferred Level: MBA or other graduate degree

    Experience

    Minimum Required: 

  • 3- 5 years’ experience , preferably in the consumer goods/beverages industry

  • Experience in developing business plans / business cases; strategic thinking (forward-looking vision and anticipating of future needs)

  • Experience and comfort working directly with Customers

  • Experience and comfort working in Microsoft Excel, and highly proficient in analytical modeling, pivot tables, and excel advanced formulas

  • Experienced in developing Pricing & Promotion structures

  • Experience and comfort working directly with senior leaders; aligning senior execs w/ differing perspectives

  • Collaborating with customer teams and other key internal/external stakeholders; effective in influencing wide variety of stakeholders

  • Effectively communicates & builds relationships at all organizational levels

    Preferred Level: 

  • 8 -10 years’ experience , preferably in the consumer goods/beverages industry

  • Large Regional Customer/Total Beverage Team Planning

  • Customer/Sales management experience

  • Region/Business Unit Planning experience

  • Influencing Independent Bottler Decisions

    Skills:

    Minimum Required: 

  • Strong analytical skills – ability to draw insights and actions from data; ability to develop volumetric & financial models that can accommodate multiple inputs from diverse data sources and be used for scenario planning

  • Extensive experience with price/package/promotion plan development & analytics

  • Ability to lead complex analytical exercises/projects and which lead to actionable direction within the marketplace

  • Working knowledge of key data systems: planning tools ( e.g. AIP, Scenario Builder, Price Simulator), syndicated marketplace information & data (e.g., Nielsen); forecasting systems ( e.g. KAEP, UFP); internal financial & sales reporting; internal performance management & execution metrics ( e.g. RED – Right Execution Daily)

    Preferred Level: 

  • Experience developing and managing trade management programs

  • Deep knowledge & experience base with core Coca-Cola data systems: planning tools ( e.g. AIP, Scenario Builder, Price Simulator), syndicated marketplace information & data (e.g., Nielsen); forecasting systems ( e.g. KAEP, UFP); internal financial & sales reporting; internal performance management & execution metrics ( e.g. RED – Right Execution Daily)

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We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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