Commercial Planning Manager at Arla Foods

Arla Foods is a future-oriented dairy cooperative owned by about 12,000 farmers from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla products are sold under well-known brand names such as Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries around the world. Arla has production plants in twelve countries and sales subsidiaries in 30 countries.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Commercial Planning ManagerJob Id: 43382Location: NigeriaJob Responsibilities / DutiesLead, develop and manage the commercial planning processes and structure within TG ArlaPlans activities that will provide new business opportunities and result in increase in market share, Sales Contribution, Profit, high volume and efficiency for the organizationConducts external research on market competitiveness.Consolidates macros and industry statistics for business-making decisions and market growth projection.Drive the price / pack plan for TG Arla in all relevant channelsLead the follow up and benchmarking on all commercial activities.Generate weekly and monthly sales forecasts in close cooperation with MCPL and the Supply chain manager of TG ArlaDevelop, implement and monitories the “Great Execution Daily” system and keep it updated at all time ( Market execution evaluation toll)Collect and analyse data from TG Arla, MCPL and the Regional offices of ArlaAnalyse data and provide gap/insights/trends that can generate new business opportunities and result in increase in market share, high volume/ market execution  and efficiency for the organisationKeep price, activity, distribution, market share and competitor database updated at all timeProvides analysis reports to management team and the Regional Arla team.Manages the MIS system/Management Dashboard and database to ensure efficient and accurate data processing.Ensures the development of business systems, which provide relevant information to the business and sales forecasts.Specific Targets / ObjectivesDeliver input to TG Arla’s Month end reports / Board material and Business plansDeliver input to NPD business casesIn close cooperation with the Commercial Director/ Marketing Manager for TG Arla and the regional marketing team develop and implement new statistic material / reports that can improve TG Arla’s business in Nigeria and export markets.

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