National Account Specialist/Inventory Planner
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
3d ago

Company Description

It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world.

JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries around the world through iconic household names including : Hummingbird Coffee, Bell Tea, Jeds, Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiÓra, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia.

We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that diversity; whether that be gender, cultural or generational diversity enhances our workplaces.

Please be advised that shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake pre-employment medical and background screening including reference checks.

Job Description

As National Account Specialist / Inventory Planner (known internally as Account Specialist VMI), you will be responsible for providing support to the North Island Sales Managers, working with Foodstuffs North Island and their VMI Management (Vendor Managed Inventory).

Your primary focus will be given to the VMI Management by working effectively with the internal Foodstuffs functions including Forecasting, Category, Primary Freightand Replenishment teams, to ensure the JDE stock ordering is controlled in-house and service level KPI's aremet.

You will :

  • Provide strong support of the account, particularly around the replenishment and forecasting functions. Promotional and monthly sales number management and in providing strong support to the account strategies and KPl's.
  • GS1 Product database management across all existing and new lines, working closely with the Category / Marketing teams to provide support and create alignment on all NPD activations and tailored promotions to ensure speed to market is best in class.
  • Communicate successfully with all aspects of the JDE business : sales, category, marketing, customer service, forecasting and finance.
  • Assist with planning and preparation of FSNI Joint Business Plans.
  • Updating data sources and prepare communications. Let your PowerPoint skills shine through!
  • Qualifications

    If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in here at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 250 years.

    We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate.

    And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

    For this role as our National Account Specialist / Inventory Planner, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience :

  • Highly numerate with experience in promotional investment analysis and data interpretation
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • FMCG experience in Sales, Category or Supply Chain
  • Ask the questions and engage stakeholders to find the answers
  • Let your excellent communication skills shine
  • Be passionate in what you do
  • University degree highly regarded
  • Applicants must have New Zealand working rights
  • Additional Information

    As an important member of the retail sales team, you will have the opportunity to learn industry best practices and negotiation skills in a supportive environment.

    We are proud of our collaborative culture and operate with a team of dedicated professional individuals who share the company strategy and vision.

    At JDE, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits tailored to your needs :

  • Amazing career advancement opportunities
  • Staff wellness programs including summer hours
  • All the coffee and tea you can drink
  • If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise!).

    Should you have any specific questions, you're welcome to call Peta Groundwater for a virtual coffee on +61 2 9551 3036.

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