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The Hershey Company Mgr Business Development - PH IND CBD MYN in United States

Location: Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines * Summary: * Focuses on achieving market financial goals which includes but is not limited to: revenue in terms of net sales, gross profit, category/market share (where applicable) and operating income by developing and executing sales and trade marketing plans, working closely with Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain and ensuring effective coverage of sales territories and execution of agreed marketing strategies. Where applicable, this role is responsible for achieving channel and customer profitability as well as market share goals vis a vis identified customers or channels. The delivery of the PIM&C topline is the key deliverable of the role. Within the function – the role delivers on controlling of sales expenses and controllable portions of the SG&A line. The role also coordinates and delivers on achieving the optimal supply chain platform for his or her market/s. The role requires developing and implementing an effective and coordinated trade marketing and sales plan in support of organizational and regional/ business unit strategies and other globally or regionally driven efforts (e.g. Traditional Trade). The role is also a customer facing role representing the corporation with recognized customers and/or relevant organizations, partners and suppliers within the market/s. The role is ultimately responsible for the development and training of key distributor personnel for markets under his or her business unit. He or she must be abreast of current trade trends, market conditions and marketing, finance, supply chain and sales enablers through continued education and training. The business development manager role is expected to leverage and grow partnerships with key customers both in modern and traditional trade (as relevant) for the markets under the business unit. He or she is the main liaison with the Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain regional or sub-regional support teams. * Major Duties and Responsibilities:* * MARKET STRATEGIES* * Defines and grows the business through effective customer marketing and sales business plans, Channel, category, and key customer strategies at trade level for the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar & Cambodia * Clearly establishes: “where to win” and “how to win” trade, customer, category, and shopper programs that deliver the outcomes required with clear marketing, sales and financial deliverables. * The role leads customer marketing, field sales, and Supply Chain in delivering profitable growth for key customers (through the distributors). * Leads the articulation of geographic, channel, customer, and category priorities and what it will take to deliver against the strategies – he or she is the key communicator of this at all forums. * Communicates and consistently monitors progress of the execution of the strategy with internal and external stakeholders. * Develops and executes joint business plans with distributor partners and identified key customers within markets. * In all called out areas below, the role will comply with or develop the right measurables at all levels to ensure delivery and visibility of progress (or the lack of it) in achieving business goals. * SALES AND CUSTOMER/TRADE MARKETING EXECUTION* * Owns and manages the total trade spend budget for the Countries. Plans full year trade spend in line with yearly activity plan, monitors actuals vs budget on a monthly bases, and adjusts year to go plan as needed in order to meet business objectives within agreed budget. * Delivers the agreed market strategies in-store or channels. The role articulates and delivers to his or her marketing partners ideas, positions and insights that will deliver the right positioning, price, product, promotion and place for markets under the business unit. The role is a key participant in the development of marketing plans and strategies and owns the delivery of marketing ambitions in channels, customers and categories. * Oversees the delivery of the sales and customer/trade marketing goals through the distributor by creating well defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The KPIs reflect and show sales and customer/trade strategies being executed as planned across the market. * KPIs includes but is not limited to: gross invoice sales, in-country sales, speed to shelf, distributor and trade inventory, meeting retail driver standards, proper execution of in store activation strategies (perfect store blueprint execution, point of materials management, store dressing at category/segment level), channel strategy and plans (Effectively translating marketing plans into store format plans, identifying correct assortment, creating tailor made promotions), category strategy and plans (cross category promotion, cross merchandising initiatives, building consistent platform of projects dedicated to key retailers) . The role owns the delivery of the sales and trade/customer marketing KPIs. * Delivers adequate and relevant sales training directly or through others for his or her direct distributor sales team. * It is expected that the role manages sales operational support systems internally in the areas of customer/trade marketing, consumer promotions, merchandising, sales analysis and sales administration. * Externally, the role is the main driver of the distributor relationship – the main driver of joint business performance. * FINANCE,SUPPLY CHAIN * * Co- owns and co- leads the execution of a healthy P&L for the market which includes but is not limited to: total business, brands, channel and customer P&Ls as well as sales to expense and controllable SG&A lines. He or she articulates the right and relevant financial deliverables with respect to channels, customers and/or shoppers for the market which reflect the investment in the marketing strategies. He or she also owns the execution of the appropriate levels of control and audit processes within the sales organization and with the distributor partners. It is his or her responsibility to coordinate both reporting and funding requirements with key internal and external partners with the region or sub-region. He or she has a full understanding of distributor financials and drives and influences the directions taken by distributors toward financial expectations of the Hershey Company. * The role requires that he or she co-plans and executes an optimal supply chain (in-bound) for the markets in conjunction and partnership with internal stakeholders. He or she is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the right stock, at the right time at the right price (out bound within the market). He or she co-owns the product freshness at the market and trade level with internal supply chain partners. He is or she constantly seeks for ideas and arrangements that allow the company to improve on Supply Chain KPIs such as fill rates and product quality. * Competencies: * * Strategic Agility* Thinks strategically by clearly anticipating future trends, challenges, and consequences, creating breakthrough strategies and plans to achieve a competitive advantage, and proactively adjusting strategies and plans in order to sustain a competitive advantage. * Business Acumen* Finalcially savvy and able to own and manage total trade spend budget. Understands how businesses work including how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. Maintains working knowledge of competitors as well as current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting his/ her business and organization. * Drive for Results* Pushes self and others to exceed goals and achieve breakthrough results. Recognizes the key actions necessary to achieve results; establishes and communicates the priorities to others; and, maintains own and others focus on achieving the important goals. Demonstrates persistence in overcoming roadblocks to achieving results and encourages others to do the same * Problem Solving and Decision Making* Uses a systematic process to solve difficult problems including gathering and examining information from a variety of sources; identifying the root cause of problems; drawing appropriate conclusions; generating viable solutions; and, weighing the pros and cons to arrive at a final decision. Makes decision in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure. * Team Leadership* Motivates team or project members to perform at their highest potential by understanding their individual needs, soliciting their input, empowering them to achieve breakthrough results, holding individuals accountable for own actions, and recognizing individual contributions and achievements. Takes an active role in developing others, including hold development discussions, constructing development plants and monitoring progress toward goals, providing stretch tasks and assignments, providing timely, honest, and “actionable” feedback, and taking corrective action as necessary. * Process Management * Identifies the processes required to accomplish work tasks; simplifies and integrates processes and work tasks to enable efficient work flow; utilizes best practices to organize people and activities; measures results against key metrics; uses resources efficiently. * Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:* * Deep knowledge and exposure to sales and customer/trade marketing * Proficient in MS Office based applications * Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and presentation skills * A high level of understanding of finance and Supply Chain (logistics) of the business * Countries Supported:* Philippines * Education/Experience:* * /Education:/* Candidates with MBA. He or she must know and understand current trade trends, market conditions and sales enablers through continued education and training. * /Experience:/* Minimum of 10 years solid work experience in customer/trade marketing (in store activations, channel and cartegory strategy and plans, shopper insights) Sales (key account management, distributor management) Strong understanding of Supply Chain (Stocks Availability, Demand Planning, etc.) Demonstrated ability in key functional tasks and a clear progression or expansion in terms of areas of responsibility or increase in business size and complexity. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (askhr@hersheys.com).