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Trade Promotion Specialist - Part Time

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Trade Promotion Specialist - Part Time JOB DESCRIPTION Trade Promotion is an investment that Kimberly Clark makes to sell our products.Examples include channel and customer discounts, trading terms, loyalty programs, display and end cap discounts and price promotions. This role serves as a trade promotion SME for a variety of trade promotion related activities. The Trade Promotion Specialist supports KCNA Trade Promotion Management by building collaborative relationships with KCNA sales teams, the Customer Financial team, managing a portfolio of accounts and related trade invoices as needed, problem solve open deductions, review allocations to trade events, ensuring budgets are accurately reported, identifying issues i.e. overspent trade promotions, invalid invoices or deductions and supporting other activities related to KCNA order settlement activities. This role reports to the Trade Promotion Team Leader. CUSTOMERS: Key customers for this position are KCNA Sales teams, Customer Finance and Customer Development teams; often at the Director level. These customers expect the prompt and accurate management of all Trade Promotion processes in order to achieve desired results. The incumbent plays a key role in gathering, interpreting, analyzing and coordination of information for assigned customer account portfolio. SCOPE: The Trade Promotion Specialist will receive work direction from the Trade Promotions Team Leader, but primarily work independently with exception of escalation of issues. In total, this position will be responsible for the management, completion and oversight of promotion claims processed, and deductions taken for assigned trade customers. Collaboration with the customers/functions listed above is required for problem solving, timely notification and resolution of open items. These are sensitive issues that must be handled in a manner that builds trust with external and internal customers. Confidentiality of selected information is maintained at all times. Position is required to work with relative independence other than matters of an exceptional or unusual nature. Challenges of this position include: * External customers often have opposing views on how invoice or deduction dispute should be resolved. The incumbent will often have to align customer's expectations with K-C requirements. * Perfect information/documentation is not always readily available making problem solving and research a key requirement of this role. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Build and maintain a collaborative relationship with KCNA Sales teams. * Responsible for the timely, accurate entries and maintenance of trade settlements. * Analyze and validate data and issue rebate payments in a timely manner. * Review invalid billing with Sales finance and dispute as needed with customer. * Provide internal customers analysis, trends as related to assigned account(s). * Monitor customer account activity so that negative trends in Trade Promotion performance are recognized and addressed with customer and business management. * Report to the Sr. Manager - Credit, Consumer CFS whenever corporate financial policies or instructions are not being followed, or appear inappropriate, inadequate, or out of date. * Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results. QUALIFICATIONS: * SAP and BW experience. * Strong attention to detail, thorough, analytical mindset. * The candidate must be able to communicate with all functions of the organization and possess the ability to decipher and communicate financial data with key stakeholders. * The individual should be able to understand, translate, and provide useful insights of the financial implications related to decisions, actions, and team objectives. * 4+ years' experience in Trade Promotion, marketing or accounting related functions. * Advanced Excel skills. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: * Bachelor's degree. * Champion of change management and partnership with internal stakeholders, external customers and outsourced partners a must. Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job. K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing. GLOBAL VISA AND RELOCATION SPECIFICATIONS: This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role. PRIMARY LOCATION USA-TN-Knoxville ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WORKER TYPE Employee WORKER SUB-TYPE Regular TIME TYPE Part time

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