This position tracks and executes promotional project activities as determined among Marketing (Trade Marketing), Sales, and Supply Chain. Primary objectives of the position include managing the time-lines for project activities, executing pack outs with third party vendors, supporting on time and in full promotional stock availability, and ensuring cohesive and collaborative partnerships across functions.
Track promotional projects, developing time-lines and monitoring key milestones. Ensure data accuracy, and maintain all information within the PTW (Promotional Tracking Worksheets).
Facilitate the Promotional tracking meetings to drive collaboration among cross functional partners. Ensure timely issuance of agendas/notes, and hold members accountable for their deliverables within the time-lines.
Place purchase orders to support production plans with consideration to minimum order requirements, lead times, and cost optimization.
Pro-actively identify potential stock issues and communicate to cross functional groups to support effective prioritizing and decision making in production scheduling or customer order fulfillment.
Work with DMG (Data Management Group) to ensure accurate material master set up for promotional pack outs.
Participate in projects and cross functional teams as needed pending business needs.
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, preferably in Operations or Supply Chain Management concentrations.
APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) or other Certification preferred.
Effectively uses Excel/SAP and other relevant systems; can make connection between day to day planning activities and impact to KPTs (Key performance targets) or business initiatives.
Knowledge and understanding of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and Purchasing concepts and processes.
Effectively sets priorities to meet expectations of internal and external cross functional parties.
Communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence. Commitment to demonstrate a service oriented approach to internal and external stakeholders build on trust.
Ability to recognize and action exceptions to prevent stock outs or inventory issues, and to pro-actively communicate risks to appropriate members.
Suggest minor improvements to existing processes.
Execute sound decision making; can explain options considered, and rationale for path chosen.
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