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Manager, Global Business Planning EL

Company: Est--e Lauder Companies
Location: Charleston
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Global Business Planners are critical in ongoing Strategic & Financial Planning processes by preparing, analyzing and issuing product, category and Franchise level reports related to the overall state of the business

Provide business and portfolio analytics to support the Global Brand. This includes the issuance of several standard monthly and quarterly reports as well as general ad-hoc analyses

Provide support for the annual innovation planning, strategy, budget and long-term planning process
Evaluate actuals vs. plan/prior year, analyze variances and initiate appropriate corrective actions working through the Regional and Affiliate Brand, Global Marketing, Demand Planning and Finance organizations
Position calls for highly analytical, technical, inquisitive, self-starters who embrace change. Requires strong negotiation skills with proven record of consensus-building across various disciplines and levels of management

Analytical experience in demand planning, supply chain, finance, sales administration or marketing required

Global Business Planners "own" new product volume estimates/forecasts from the Concept stage through the Monitor stage of the Innovation Stage Gate Process. Business Planners support brand marketing & financial objectives through the following New Product Process:
Prepare objective, fact-based, detailed projections (24-9 months before Ship Date) for each saleable SKU/ market combination. Volumes support the innovation planning process and translate into forecast guidelines

Projections are based on detailed analyses of historic internal and external like-product performance (shipments and sell thru where available) and market trends. Includes most-likely scenarios for cannibalization, marketing support, door distribution plans, market share/category growth projections, SKU management, pipe requirements, etc

Global Business Planners negotiate with Global Marketing, Regional Sales & Marketing and Regional Demand Planning teams to gain consensus on projections/assumptions
Re-evaluate projections as needed throughout the Innovation to Execution stages and issue detailed forecast guidelines by market/SKU combination to affiliates for local forecasting (12-9 months before Ship Date)
Investigate unexpected and/or missing forecasts and approve final forecast volumes, gaining consensus where results differ materially from original projections. Approve forecasts for release to the manufacturing system(s)
Issue final recaps comparing actual forecasts to GBP forecast guidelines explaining significant variances based upon feedback form Regional and affiliate management
Prepare, analyze and issue all new product tracking reports such as the Global New Product Forecast Recaps, Newness Analyses (side-by-side), etc. Follow-up on unusual results as needed
Forecast proposals and final recaps serve as the basis for the Global Marketing Calendar valuations, new product plans and initial costing estimates. Volumes are also used for new product P&Ls (sales & COGS assumptions)

Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Engineering, Masters degree helpful but not required.

3+ years broad functional combined experience in at least two of the following: Finance, Supply Chain, Business Development, Demand Planning

Strong Microsoft Office Skills- Advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables & v-lookups required; Macros a plus)
Experience with SAP preferred
Strong Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) knowledge base
Excellent collaboration, communication, and negotiation skills
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact

Keywords: Est--e Lauder Companies, Charleston , Manager, Global Business Planning EL, Executive , Charleston, West Virginia

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