Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Senior Manager Strategy Planning & Insight Forecasting in Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Manager Strategy Planning & Insight Forecasting
Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.
To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Senior Manager Strategy Planning & Insight Forecasting
SENIORITY LEVEL: Mid-Senior Level
LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC USA
ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES
This role is part ofMarketing - SP&I (New categories).
At the RAI companies you will have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day. As a marketing-led organization, you will be joining a team of exceptional marketing leaders and work on innovative products to transform the tobacco industry and become market leader. You will work alongside a fully integrated team of passionate insights and marketing professions who are helping shape the future of America’s tobacco/new categories industry. This is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with an emphasis on both insights’ excellence and talent development.
The Senior Manager Forecasting will be a key member of the SP&I team providing in-market and trade performance measurements of the product portfolio. The Senior manager will provide in-depth understanding of performance drivers, for both consumer and commercial, in weekly reviews and monthly SOP cycles. Generating commercial insights, the Senior Manager will provide actionable data to improve in-market performance of our portfolio. In collaboration with the forecasting team, this individual will ensure alignment with our in-market performance indicators and competitive intel / assumptions.
The Senior Manager Forecasting will directly impact the performance of Reynolds portfolio through course correction mechanisms, including distribution, pricing, promotions. This individual will also ensure the accuracy of forecasting, in return allowing the company the insights to right gap closure conversations and inventory management.
Reports to: Sr. Director SP&I
Reporting Level: No Direct Reports
Geographic Scope: Local
WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR
Support the development of the monthly commercial forecast for New and Traditional Categories based on market performance analysis, internal and external business drivers, brand initiatives, competitive intelligence, pricing activities, macro-economic factors, regulation, and consumer trends.
Support capability and methodology enhancements in Forecasting and Demand Planning
Translate and synthesize commercial and consumer analyses into strategic implications that are quantifiable, actionable, and accessible to senior stakeholders.
Support the development and deployment of analysis, insights, implications, and recommendations (reports and presentations) in an informative, compelling manner to shape and influence business decisions.
Champion innovation and change while advancing a data-driven, insight led, digital-first culture of continuous optimization and growth throughout the department and across the organization.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
5+ years of experience in Strategic Forecasting, Demand Planning and S&OP planning or business analysis.
Demonstrated ability to understand broader business issues and seek resolution.
Ability to synthesize multiple information/data sources including but not limited to commercial, consumer, and macro-economic trends.
Skilled in summarizing extensive analysis into concise, actionable insights.
Responsive, enthusiastic, and team oriented.
Excellent communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and organizational skills.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills required.
Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s Degree in business preferred. Statistics, Economics, Finance, or relative quantitative degree will be considered.
Competitive annual salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
We offer very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
Confidential personal financial counselling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities
Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!
Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About our organization:
Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc.; RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with Reynolds Marketing Services Company. Job Number: 40178
WE ARE REYNOLDS AMERICAN — A member of the BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO GROUP
At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.
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Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.
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