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Trade Process Manager

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
As the IT Manager - TPM you will be responsible for Trade Promotion Management systems and you will work with the IT team and Business stakeholders to maintain and deliver our Trade Promotion systems. As a critical resource of Impossible’s growing IT team, you will help develop solutions based on the growing business needs and manage development Lifecycle from design to production deployment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide guidance and leadership to internal and external teams to achieve highly-scalable, efficient design for Trade Promotion optimization and management for Retail and Food service channels that provides a framework for future growth.
  • As the primary point of contact between the business teams and our application vendors you will be responsible for managing support and enhancement requests through application support teams.
  • Lead the ongoing support process including configurations, functional specifications, data migration, testing, documentation and issue resolutions for changes to our Trade promotion systems utilizing the ticket management and change control processes established with Impossible Foods.
  • Translate complex integrated business process requirements into solution requirements to guide development teams on the build out from planning to execution.
  • Offer the combination of a technical background and business process experience to advocate best practices in integrated planning and revenue management, including TPM, TPO, Post Event Analysis and Customer Business Planning, all integrated into a flexible scalable design.
  • Establish yourself as the primary trusted advisor with Trade promotions team for the technology modernization efforts.
  • Drive and prioritize the business requirements needed to deliver the end-to-end Trade process to support the Sales, Sales Finance and Revenue team.
  • Achieve alignment and collaboration on the technology roadmap across multiple functional teams with competing priorities.
  • Work closely together with SAP, Infrastructure and Information Security teams to translate business requirements into technical specifications and develop project plans, which will include staffing, responsibilities, and schedule.
  • Be a strategic problem solver with ability to move quickly and effectively on high impact initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 or more years of experience supporting TPM platforms
  • Functional knowledge of key end-to-end processes, Planning, Trade Planning. Deep understanding of Commercial Processes, challenges and trends within Retail and Consumer Products.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments.
  • Possess in depth knowledge of Food and Beverage and/or CPG industry sales and promotion processes, systems and tools.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint). Working knowledge and experience of MS Office applications and training development tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Implementation of a TPM system, from requirements gathering and design work through post go live support.
  • Prior experience in a fast paced, high growth scale-up is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Kantar/Xtel Trade Management is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Blacksmith/Telus Trade Management is a plus.
  • Prior experience with SAP systems in relation to integrating and supporting trade processes done inside the ERP.