Director, Business Planning - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Key integrator across Sales and Customer Development. Leads annual and active plan management for assigned business unit. Develops prioritized sales goals, information and programs to translate into specific plans for field sales execution. Coordinates with Brand to develop, prioritize and execute plans consistent with long range goals. Communicates insights, category growth objectives, strategies and key business initiatives to the field. Establishes collaborative relationships with key customers and sales teams. Connects customer strategies and brand strategies to deliver accelerated growth plans. Responsible for development and performance management of direct reports.
Position Responsibilities
Deliver the Annual Plan: Assumes leadership role to create and manage business strategies to ensure delivery of the annual plan for assigned brands, including national and channel-specific strategies, tactics and budgets (Trade, New Item Funds).
Facilitate process and provide robust insights, recommendations and accountability to ensure most optimal Plans are generated and executed by the Sales teams
Work with Business Planning peers & Sr. Director – Business Planning to ensure organizational consistency & structure to Planning, Forecasting and Communication approaches & processes
Voice of the Customer: Be the internal advocate for the Customer. Represent the Customer point of view as the Brand, Innovation and Marketing teams develop their long and short-term strategies.
Set the Agenda: Manage the brand specific agenda and assist in initiative prioritization. Develop Customer level distribution and merchandising targets with supporting insights and merchandising activation plans for each key initiative.
Develops Category Stories with Actionable Insights: Leads and manages activation of insights-oriented strategies (e.g. category, shopper) for national and customer-specific levels. Develops category growth objectives, stories and new item presentations, facilitates presentation and communication of key initiatives sell-in, develops compelling sales materials and occasionally influences customers on sales calls. Analyzes and summarizes results of key initiatives, recommends and makes adjustments.
Provide Joint Business Planning Leadership: Develops strong linkage and serves as key point of contact between Customer Sales, Brand and Center Of Excellence Teams. Facilitates development and communication of JBP opportunities from the field as well as internal Brand initiatives and platform solutions.
Customer meeting leadership and support to enable MAPS and JBP
Position Qualifications
BS or BA in Business or related field. MBA preferred
7 – 10 years of experience in the following areas:
Developing, managing and executing strategic and tactical sales plans
Ability to successfully lead cross functional teams
Demonstrated ability to influence across an organization
Strong understanding of trade spending principles
Involvement with customer annual planning process
Matrix management
P&L management
Project prioritization and management
Experience with and understanding of key retailer practices
Thrives in fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.