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JBS USA SALES PLANNING AND ANALYTICS MANAGER in Lafayette, Colorado

At Planterra Foods, we believe our planet is filled with delicious ideas. Leveraging the resources of our investor, JBS USA Food Company, we aspire to change the future of protein by giving people more flavorful, plant-based choices. Our goal is to delight people from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters by giving them more delicious plant-based protein choices, like our first brand OZO™.

​We are building our team and looking for talented and driven professionals for a Sales Planning & Analytics Manager, based at our Corporate Office in Lafayette, Colorado. Reporting to the Head of Sales, this position offers tremendous opportunity for growth with the organization.

Primary responsibilities for this role are to be the communication funnel between Sales and the field, marketing, R&D and finance. This critical role will work to track and analyze category and channel performance, risks and opportunities, forecast accuracy, and work on ad-hoc cross-category projects. The Sales Strategy & Planning role is a great development opportunity allowing for great experience working in a team-based cross functional environment. There is significant exposure to building and executing strategies for a rapidly growing, start-up brand along with bringing that vision to a highly sophisticated selling organization. Self-starters with strong sense of ownership are desired in this role. Innate curiosity along with the willingness and ability to learn quickly are valued.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with sales team to plan, develop and commercialize forecasting based on distribution and promotional activity

  • Analyze and commercialize market data, sales performance and broker performance with a focus on the “why”

  • Assist in production of sales materials, sales routines and sales reports

  • Attend customer meetings with Brokers and sales leaders

  • Exhibit the highest possible level of customer service to all customers, visitors and prospects

  • Passionately and effectively use data and insights to tell a sales story

  • Develop KPIs for Sales Function to track progress toward annual plan targets on Net Revenue and profitable growth.

  • Create, maintain and communicate all weekly, monthly and annual reporting for the sales team

  • Administer and communicate promotional event tracking, long term opportunities and new item status recaps, utilizing IRI and other data sources

  • Build recommendations for Assortment opportunities and Promotional strategies

  • Maintain JBP templates and presentations

  • Assist with buyer presentations

  • Assist with data analytic needs for internal Business Reviews and Annual Planning

  • Create Trade and Financial Reporting Hub to better understand ROI of trade spend

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 years of experience in data analytics, MS Office, with advanced skulls in MS Excel

  • Working knowledge and strong understanding of sales and product development required

  • Experience in Nielsen/IRI/SPINS/Technomics sales data required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, directly related work experience will be accepted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of the educational requirement

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office); SAP experience preferred

  • Experience building sales presentations and competitive sales analysis in the food sector strongly preferred

  • Prior CPG industry experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to interact effectively and partner with customers

  • Compassionate to customers' needs

  • Detail oriented, project management experience a plus

  • Can thrive in a team environment

  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to travel as required (10-20%)

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and holidays

  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • Base salary range of $70-$95K

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners if a conditional job offer is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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