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Manager - Space Planning & Segmentation

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70811

Company: Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc

Division: [[West Region]] 

Department : [[Marketing]] 

Job Location : [[Baton Rouge]] 

Other Potential Locations : [[None]] 

Summary Job Statement

This position manages the plan-o-gram process for customers and provides support in developing tactical and strategic plans, insights and tools for sales divisions within the CCBCU ownership by performing the following duties:



  • Leverages our space planning system (JDA software, internal tools, and space methodologies) to create and manage plan-o-grams that are efficient for divisions to execute which meet CCBCU standards, retailer, and consumer needs
  • Accountable for all aspects of the space planning process including store surveys, plan-o-gram preparation, data management, SKU assortment, category mix, new item introductions, deletions, and reporting/layout deliverables to the customer.
  • Maintain image library to ensure latest products are available for use in software.
  • Lead on managing key account projects across channels including coordination with retailers, other suppliers, and bottlers as required.
  • Analyze and process large volumes of data from a variety of internal and external sources including customer, supplier, and syndicated data.
  • Draw insights and develop selling tactics along with reporting from data sources for the purposes of optimizing CCBCU space and providing selling support to sales centers for use with the customer.
  • Manage project timelines to keep all required participants updated and on schedule for merchandising initiatives and projects.
  • Lead and manage the category captain process for participating retailers and suppliers.
  • Assist in the development of strategic and tactical space management plans across relevant business channels and trade areas for the United Ownership.
  • Interact directly with sales teams and our customers supporting key space initiatives
  • Creation and maintenance of space planning schedule and calendar.
  • Provide space planning support to other space planners.
  • Participate in review of category strategies and SKU analysis for the ownership.
  • Manage special projects as assigned by the Director of Category Management.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or 2 - 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with CCBCU’s fleet policy
  • Three (3+) years previous space planning analyst experience for a retailer or DSD manufacturer/supplier preferred.
  • Advanced skill level in MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word)
  • Advanced skill level with JDA space planning software including planogram generation, custom reporting, print layouts, and script writing/formula generation.
  • Previous experience working with syndicated data preferred.
  • Previous experience with the category captain process in space planning.
  • Strong knowledge of retail mathematics.
  • Firm grasp of space planning methodologies.
  • Ability to adapt to change and learn new skills as required.
  • Commitment to personal development and continuous self-improvement.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work with autonomy as well as collaboratively with team members.
  • Ability to travel to retail stores and collect survey data for the reset process when required. Able to travel overnight occasionally when required.


Additional Comments

Successful candidates with our company must pass a drug screen and background check.  (MVR/DOT Physical, if applicable)


Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. “An EEO/AAP Employer (M/F/D/V)”


CCBCU is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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