• Sales Operations Specialist

    Job Locations US-Florham Park
    Job ID
    2018-1328
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Full Time Regular
    Category
    Sales & Marketing
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Work Shift
    N/A
  • Overview

    Collaborates with sales and marketing to create, develop and execute our annual display portfolio for all channels.   Drives the development, execution, and monitoring of annual display budgets to increase sales, market share and profitability while aligning to the priorities of the broader business.  Builds key stakeholder/customer sales team relationships, understands their needs to achieve annual sales goals.  Provides operational support to sales and marketing organization to include process and budget management in support of corporate objectives.  Primary key customer contacts include Hisamitsu sales and marketing colleagues, and our external suppliers and sales broker.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops, communicates and executes strategies and tactics to achieve distribution, promotion and merchandising goals.
    • Executes launch planning of annual displays to optimize product, pricing, and distribution.
    • Reviews POS consumption trends, evaluates promotional effectiveness and promotion activities against objectives and ROI.
    • Coordinates sales operations with broker, external display suppliers and internal HAI operations team.
    • Develops and executes trade display promotion plans and special packs within established budget..
    • Reconcile U.S. trade fund budget weekly to reflect our actual expenses versus those committed annually.
    • Reconcile the budget versus actual with finance department monthly, quarterly and annually.
    • Supports marketing and finance teams need for information and data
    • Monitors competitor activity and plans for risk.

     

    Qualifications

    • Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
    • Demonstrated experience in handling multiple priorities
    • Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
    • Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
    • Reports all irregular issues and problems to management for solution.
    • Maintains good communication with other managers, staff and outside contacts.
    • Complies with all company policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.
    • Demonstrated abilities to collaborate with cross functional teams, Selling and Negotiation skills, Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills, Supervising & Directing, Planning & Organizing, Analysis, Confidentiality, Counseling, Delegation, Diplomacy, Employee Development, Listening & Understanding, Office Equipment Usage, Personal Computer Usage, Product Knowledge, , Technical Communication, Working & Cooperating with Others.
    • Bachelors degree in Business or other related discipline preferred
    • 3-5 years of sales operations experience preferably within the consumer packaged goods industry. OTC Health, Beauty and Wellness product channels or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of the US retail market (i.e., Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, CVS, Rite Aid, Costco and Target) preferred.
    • General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, personal computer,
    • Software includes the use of Windows operating system, MS Office.
    • Japanese skills are a plus.
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    •  Work is typically performed in an office environment with moderate noise.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully the essential job functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    •  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally must stand, walk, use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
    •  Specific vision abilities include the ability to read and analyze data in hard copy and on a computer screen, measure or identify using eyesight and adjust vision focus.
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