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Business Planning Manager

Role Description: Proactive, insights driven Business Planning Manager

Dynamic, engaging company is seeking a Business Planning Manager to keep our small but quickly-growing business grooving. Qualifications include exceptional organizational skills, a positive and problem-solving attitude, strong analytical skills, a background in commercial thinking or economics, a strong work ethic with the ability to change gears and work efficiently. As we are a growing company, a sense of urgency in completing work is crucial. Comfort working collaboratively with a team is a must.

There is an excellent opportunity to assume more responsibilities over time and grow with the company.


Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

Budget Planning & Reporting

  • Support the annual budget planning process with key customers and across the distributor network
  • This includes maintaining and updating budget planning files and presentation support to gain agreement to goals
  • Maintain and update workbooks to track progress to goal throughout the year
  • Support quarterly review process with distributors and key accounts through analytical reporting

Inventory & Forecasting

  • Lead the monthly sales forecasting process to report demand to the operations team
  • Create system to load shipments into our reporting system 


Pricing, Reporting & CRM

  • Point person for “VIP” systems
  • Ensure accuracy of system
  • Maintain pricing in system and identify pricing discrepancies in market and with distributor bill backs
  • Pull reports on regular and ad hoc basis. Reformat and conduct further analysis where needed
  • Escalate discrepancies to relevant sales team member to take to distributor
  • Train new team members on system where needed; ensure team is regularly using these systems via reporting and offering support

People Manager

  • Manage, develop & coach a Sales Coordinator
  • Role includes detail-oriented responsibilities such as purchase order entry & fulfillment, new item submissions, new product submissions, sample submissions, etc.
  • Supply pricing for new item submissions
  • Ensure Sales Coordinator’s outputs are timely and 100% accurate
  • Utilize outputs for demand planning & pricing accuracy 

National Accounts support

  • Pull national pricing for submissions
  • Support buyer presentations with Nielsen, IRI & depletion data to create sales stories
  • Maintain and update national accounts workbook


  • Proactively dig through VIP reporting, pricing & CRM systems to create and communicate key insights to the team
  • Support marketing to draw data insights from social media and other platforms where needed 
  • Create presentations and sales stories with key customer and scan data on regular and ad hoc basis
  • Engage with SGWS Customer Development/Business Intelligence team for new data (IRI, Nielsen) and draw insights from it

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Comfort with problem-solving
  • Professional maturity – the ability to see the big picture and work within it to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • The ability to work efficiently within time constraints
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced excel skills including use of pivot tables and advanced formulas
  • Very well organized
  • An ability to multi-task and be agile with a changing environment and new responsibilities
  • A familiarity with both Mac and Windows-based operating systems
  • Computer skills to include: MS Word, MS Excel, Google sharing documents, sheets and calendars

This role is preferably based at our headquarters in Oakland, California with an immediate start date.

If the above sounds like you, send an email to careers@mcbridesisters.com with subject line: Busines Planning Manager -‘your full name here’. No need for fancy cover letters. Just include your resume and why you think you’re the best fit for this role in your email. Thank you!