An exciting and
challenging position exists as a National Sales Planning and Strategy Manager
at Vega’s head office in Burnaby, BC.
Reporting to the Sr. National Sales Planning and Strategy Manager the
selected individual will play a key role in the development and execution of
Vega’s Strategic Growth Plan. This position requires a Sales Professional with
added experience in one of the following - Sales Planning and Strategy,
Marketing and/or Shopper Marketing. As a
key member within the SPS Team the NSSM is accountable for leading and developing
specific sales goals, driving the sales planning process, working cross
functionally on product development, channel optimization, pricing and ensuring
the sales team is armed to execute with excellence.
- Develops trade
investment strategies to drive maximum achievement of sales, profit and ROI for
the individual’s portfolio of product.
- Works closely
with marketing to develop and execute plans consistent with long-range
- Collaborates with
customer teams participating in growth-oriented annual business planning and
attends customer meetings as required.
- Assists in
the development of sales plans for new product and line extensions.
- Manages the
necessary tactical revisions to plan to ensure that business objectives
- Works on
trade investment and promotions to achieve company objectives; leads post
evaluation frame work to optimize promotional strategy.
guidance on the Trade Tool implementation and best practices.
leadership and best in class sales reporting mechanisms and systems to
ensure trade spending effectiveness.
- Works with
marketing to ensure that promotional funds as well as strategies and
objectives are integrated into the field release and are consistent across
- Maintains a schedule of field contacts to insure up-to-date
knowledge of changes in customer operating philosophy as well as an understanding
of field planning capabilities and needs.
- Develops and
maintains meaningful relationships with internal and external teams.
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or MBA in Business, Management, Sales or a
- 3-5 years of progressive Sales experience in the CPG industry
with at least two years calling on large strategic accounts such as
Target, Walmart, Loblaws and Costco.
Natural Channel experience with Whole Foods Market an asset.
- Cross functional assignments in Trade Marketing, Marketing or
- Experience negotiating and influencing, through
communication, large groups or high-level constituents/representatives of
- Performance driven with desire to take on a high level of
responsibility and work in a fast-paced environment
analytical skills with experience in P&L Development, Channel Strategy,
Price/Promo/Trade Rate Development and product development.
- Passion for nutrition and health.
- Experience in managing customers, vendors and external
- Proven success at fostering teamwork and team development.
- Proven ability work in a local high-performance environment,
while engaging and contributing in a larger multi-national organization.
- Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication
skill with a strong attention to detail
- Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint.
- Fluent in understanding Consumption Data from IRI, Nielsen
and other sources such as Spins.
- Travel is required.
- You have an unrelenting
desire to achieve
- The outdoors isn’t just
the place between your car and house
- You have a sense of humor
and passion for health and wellness
- You love to have fun, but
take your responsibilities seriously
- You live the Vega brand
Benefits of Working for VEGA
- Competitive compensation
- Open Book Management
- Annual Bonuses
- Alternative refreshment
options that go beyond coffee
- On-site kitchen with
in-house Vegan Chef offering plant-based food and snacks
- An optional plant-based
- In-house gym and
- Bi-Monthly product to try
so that you can perform at your best and promote the Vegatopian lifestyle
- MSP – 100% coverage
- Employee assistance
- Flexible Extended
- Green Transit incentives
- Fitness Subsidy
- Employer matching RRSP Program
- Education Fund
Let your journey begin!
Vega is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
offer reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities throughout the
recruitment process. We thank all candidates for their time and interest in
working at Vega, however, only candidates under consideration for opportunities
with Vega will be contacted to participate further in this process. If you are
contacted and you require any accommodation in the recruitment process due to a
disability, please indicate this and we will work with you to meet your