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Remote-Financial Analyst - Sales and Trade Planning

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Hershey
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Our client,--an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world, is currently seeking--a--Remote--Financial Analyst - Sales and Trade Planning--for a--12--month--temporary--position. This position is remote. The candidate must be located in EST.------In addition to working with the world's most recognized and trusted name in staffing, Kelly employees can expect:---Competitive pay---Paid holidays---Year-end bonus program---Recognition and incentive programs---Access to continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center----The hours for this position are as follows--

  • Hours: Monday to Friday--
    • 8:00am-5:00pm------Pay Rate:--$29.50/Hour----The Sr Analyst, Sales and Trade Planning will be a critical cross functional business partner on Hershey's Customer Planning and Trade Management system (PlanEx). The Sr Analyst will collaborate with Sales to drive customer planning capabilities, optimize CSE planning/efficiency, and stage the system for planning. This role operates at the center of, identifying opportunities in sales and trade forecasting as well as promotion optimization through--PlanEx. The position ensures--PlanEx--system and reports are accurate, maintained, and supports the critical needs of CSEs and other internal functions. The Sr Analyst also gains broad visibility through cross-functional collaboration with Sales, Sales Planning, Sales Finance, Demand Planning and SRGM----Duties and Responsibilities:--40%- Collaborate with Sales/CSE to drive customer planning capabilities, provide sales and trade insights and optimize customer plans and planning efficiency. Provide everyday support to Sales and cross functional departments to ensure users are delivering high quality customer plans and operating efficiently in the system. Through analysis of Customer plans, derive insights to optimize Customer Planning results, drive sales and trade spend accuracy and improve the quality of plans. Leverage analytics to drive CSE action via push reporting and CSE consultation. Through analysis and validations, ensure--PlanEx--reports and data feeds are accurate, maintained and supporting the critical needs of the user base.--25%- Through interaction and support of user base, assist in ongoing system development and management. Working--crossfunctionally, maintain necessary data structures (i.e.--IRI/Customer mappings, lags, guardrails, VCMs, Customer hierarchies) and stage the system to support annual Customer Planning. Takes a key role in development of new features and engage cross functionally to ensure successful implementation and prioritization of developmental activities. Provide analytical support, utilizing systems knowledge and interrelationships with other processes and data needs within the company, providing insights and business requirements to--crossfunctional--resources.--25%-Work with Information Systems team, including monitoring batch job success/communicating issues, and doing support ticket analysis and triage. Acts as second line support in Incident/Issue identification. Work with user base to trouble shoot planning barriers, diagnose if user error or system defect and address accordingly to ensure effective planning resumes.--10%- Trade analysis, special projects and ad-hoc reporting as requested by Sales and Sales Planning leadership----Dimensions: Describe the scope of the position in terms of appropriate measures (personnel supervised, budgets, assets, sales, units processed, calls handled, etc.)----Dimension ($, Units, Employees)--Analytical, technical and planning support for U.S.--PlanEx--(trade system) Approx. $950m--Interaction with CSEs and customer Team Leads On-going communication--Scope of reporting and analysis 100% of U.S. business, some interaction with Canada and Mexico----Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: Include only required physical and/or mental abilities and special criteria (heavy lifting, driver's license requirement, overtime, special work hours, etc.). Please list only those requirements which are job specific and which will ultimately be necessary for successful job performance.----* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously----- Independent self-starter with the ability to produce accurate results under time pressures--* Knowledge and experience with financial concepts and reporting----- Ability to analyze and integrate multiple data sources into decision format, interprets data, identifies issues and opportunities--* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, above average knowledge of Excel--* Effective communicator with technical and non-technical individuals--* Preferred Skills: SAP/TPM Experience----Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:--Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or Finance or emphasis, Computer Science or equivalent----Experience: 2-5 years finance experience supporting sales/marketing organization.----Role will be 100% remote.------Interview- Microsoft Teams----**Important information:--This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch.--If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position------Why Kelly--?You're looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and we're here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.]]

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