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Senior Customer Planning Associate in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/4/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
  • Date Posted:
    3/4/2021
  • Job ID:
    req19533

Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Senior Associate of Customer Planning is responsible for assisting trade planning, financial and quantitative analysis and oversight for various programs within the given customer(s).  This position is also responsible for customer shopping programs, promotional pricing and strategy.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Customer and Sales teams on promotional pricing execution.
  • Process pricing for Customers in Bimbo Bakeries USA systems.
  • Monitor promotional pricing strategy for Customers.
  • Maintain promotional calendar for the Business Unit.
  • Coordinate Central Pricing Project roll out.
  • Troubleshoot systems issues for the Business Unit.
  • Maintain Market Level pricing in the Central Database.

Job Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing or related field. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • 3-5 Years work experience in CPG industry with concentration in Business Development, Business Strategy, Sales Planning, Finance or Trade Promotion Management and Analytics.  

  • Strong oral and written communications, interpersonal relations and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple, concurrent and conflicting priorities and deadlines.

  • Highly Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Power Pivot, Power BI, and Power Query preferred.

    • Knowledge with VBA & DAX coding a plus.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Ability to achieve specific objectives/outcomes and set/meet key initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively implement programs for area of responsibility.
  • Ability to collaborate and align cross-functionally within team and with customer(s)


Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of IRI data and the ability to analyze data.
  • Strong interactive and communication skills.
  • Computer skills and proficiency, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required.
  • Travel is required – 10%.

Physical Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.

  • Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, fax, phone etc.

  • Able to sit, stand, stoop and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.

  • Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on periodic basis.


Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.