Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Planning Analyst

Charlotte, NC

Coke Consolidated is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Our Purpose is to honor God, serve others, pursue excellence and grow profitably. For 115 years, we have been deeply committed to the consumers, customers and communities we serve and passionate about the broad portfolio of beverages and services we offer. We make, sell and distribute beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 16 states to over 43 million consumers.  

The Role

The Planning Analyst provides thought leadership to the Customer Development organization, and the broader Coca ColaBottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) organization in shaping the PRGM (Planning Revenue Growth Management) direction CCBCC takes in marketplace.  They will partner with Customer Development teams to develop annual budgets following CCBCC’s defined commercial planning and pricing strategies for assigned channels to deliver the CCBBC and retailer Dead Net Gross Profit/Margin requirements.  They will also analyze historical and forecasted trends and communicate the results to internal/external business partners identifying drains and drivers, and providing optimal solutions on a weekly/monthly basis.  Additionally, they will partner with Category Advisory to quantify CCBCC’s annual commercialization plan for all categories for each assigned retailer using syndicated data

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Customer Development teams to create retailer specific annual Price Package Plan for all categories 
  • Ensure that annual budget meets CCBCC defined volume and financial goals
  • Execute key marketing initiatives as defined by CCBCC channel and package strategies
  • Develop package & promotion recommendations against opportunities in collaboration with Customer Development and Category Advisory Teams 
  • Evaluate & interpret CCBCC forecasts to identify gaps or opportunities against category plan; augments bottoms-up forecast with top-down perspective on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Develop and validate ideas for closing category specific gaps to plan (price/promotion, innovation, acceleration initiatives)
  • Partner with Trade Promotions Management team to ensure all contract funding activities are captured in annual and forecasted plan

Experience & Background

  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience with demonstrated progression responsibilities preferably with a Consumer Package Goods company
  • Demonstrated experiences working under pressure and managing multiple projects at once with flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated team player who can work in a diverse, fast paced environment that thrives on challenging problems
  • Experience in developing business plans; strategic thinking with forward-looking vision
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Category Management, syndicated data knowledge a plus
  • Extremely strong analytical skills with ability to draw insights from data; ability to develop volumetric and financial models that can accommodate multiple inputs from diverse data sources for scenario planning and modeling
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of key data systems; planning tools and forecasting systems
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite, Financial Planning / Forecasting Tools, Nielsen Suite of Tools, Margin Minder, and Tableau experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Anthea James

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