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Head of Sales Planning & Development

Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Job Summary

The Head of Sales Planning and Development’s primary responsibility will be the development of brand-specific trade strategies as it relates to all aspects of a successful trade marketing program.  Specific deliverables include design and execution of display programs, ROI evaluation for all national and custom programs, create new item and category management presentations, and improve internal systems and communication to insure rapid and timely response to all trade programs and to improve and expand all necessary sales support initiatives. The Sales Director of Planning and Development will also be responsible for supervising, managing and directing all sales support functions including Sales Development including Category Management, Trade Promotion including the custom display process and Sales Administration including communication.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop overall trade and shopper marketing strategies considering the requirements of each brand including the customer specific programs and executions.
  • Support the development of go to market strategy for Sanofi CHC along with split of resources and sales by channel and key accounts
  • Establish guidelines for trade spending to include slotting, trade promotions and other non-volume building activities by working with Sales Management and track the implementation.
  • Evaluate potential ROI of all proposed displays/ activation and special packaging request proposals; approves or declines each proposal based upon the evaluation of same.
  • Coordinate activities between Marketing, Sales, Art and Operations to ensure that all trade materials are delivered on time to field sales, further ensure alignment between functions
  • Manage trade programs including resource allocation and project evaluation while identifying opportunities, risk and overall program return on investment.
  • Ensure all trade activation and initiatives are based on clear shopper and customer insights and provide ongoing input to the customer facing team to support them in customer relationship management.
  • Primary communication responsibilities include:  sales strategy and implementation, trade marketing events, specific selling tools for key customers, streamline requests from Marketing to Field Sales and from Field Sales to Marketing, track competitive national trade/display activity and provide feedback to internal sources.
  • Drive strategic priorities around new item introductions by developing new item presentations and sell sheets, facilitate new item forecasts, establish strategies and tactics to help drive assortment decisions and provide input into the new product launch time table.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Experience: 10 years in a related position; experience with IRI or Nielsen syndicated data.  Proven experience working and communicating professionally with multiple layers of management, across departments, internal and external constituents.

  • Professional Skills: Ability to write and speak effectively; ability to analyze and evaluate several sources of data that is then developed into actionable insights.  Ability to professionally deliver actionable insights in presentation form to field sales, marketing or other business related audiences is required.

  • Role Specific Competencies: Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.  Familiarity with IRI’s Xlerate and/or Nielsen’s Nitro are preferred.

The successful candidate will be required to sign and execute a restricted covenant upon hire.

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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