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Business Solutions Expert, Planning (Trade Promotion Management)

Job Number 18007983 Company NESTLE GLOBE IS/IT Location Saint Louis, Missouri

Description

We are Nestlé’s GLOBE Team—a global IS/IT function strategically positioned in the locations of our different Nestlé businesses across the U.S. We’re driven by agility to provide the most effective and efficient level of technical service. Together, we are the largest SAP implementation in the world, and with operations in 191 countries, our systems and opportunities are excitingly complex. 

Our Business Solution Expert for planning services, resides in St. Louis, MO supporting the North & Latin America Zone for Nestlé GLOBE Marketing & Sales (M&S) stream. In this role, you’ll develop, deploy, support and drive effective use of planning solutions. Ensuring solutions are aligned with business requirements and that they are delivered against defined project plans and Nestlé Globe’s Marketing & Sales business objectives are met.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand and manage incoming developments/business requirements, gather/consult on functional requirements and help deliver developments on time and to budget
  • Collaborate across Nestlé’s organization to successfully deploy and integrate Trade Planning Management solutions into Marketing & Sales business that ensures alignment with business requirements and our business excellence guidelines
  • Collaborate with Team Lead, Program Manager, Product Manager, and other specialists on the Planning Information project portfolio and actively contribute towards program run initiatives
  • Manage incoming requests from Markets for solution deployment and seek out opportunities within Zone
  • Manage the resourcing requirements across teams involved and ensure accurate administrative updates are maintained in a standard project resourcing tool
  • Work with key stakeholders to influence and drive continuous improvement, continually finding sustainable improvements to functionality and processes
  • Manage project documentation and status reports where appropriate and ensure they adhere to program and compliance standards
  • Assist with third party vendor management, provide direction on prioritization for open items and collaborate on issue resolution
  • Ensure SLO adherence in regards to incident resolution and provide regular reports to key stakeholders in regards to issues/actions
  • Support analyst and other specialists and provide coaching within the team through knowledge transfer, supporting, and sustain issues
  • Apply change management principles and processes in the course of projects and sustain
  • Take business process level 4 as input and design the level 5 business processes (at application level)
  • Liaison with the development team: ensure the solution is delivered as per functional specification and with proper documentation, provide advice as necessary
Additional Skills:
  • Logical problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage stakeholders at varying levels of the organization and proven ability to positively influence change
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize competing activities
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Technically savvy and process orientated
  • Ability to learn new concepts and processes quickly
  • Strong change agility mentality
  • Multilingual in Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM):

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree OR a HS/GED Diploma with a minimum of 3 years significant/relevant TPM experience required
Experience: (Years/Type) 
  • 2  plus years’ Trade Planning Solution business processes support experience in a  Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) environment required
  • 2 plus years’ Business Analyst / Systems Analyst experience solving business problems with technology solutions
  • 3 plus years End-to-End Trade Promotion Management (TPM) experience (Account management, Trade Promotions, Claims & Deduction management, and TPM solution configurations) required 
  • ERP or SAP interface knowledge and support experience preferred
  • Trade Promotion Optimization (TPO) experience preferred
  • Product Management experience a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
Travel:
  • Travel is required 25% - 40% of the time initially. Future travel as needed, but likely less than 10%


The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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