Sales Planning Executive

  • Job Reference: 720007901
  • Date Posted: 30 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Nestlé Purina
  • Location: Gatwick
  • Salary: £24,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Sales
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Part Time Flex, Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk flexible working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

At Nestlé PURINA Pet Care, we're passionately committed to helping pets enjoy happier, healthier and longer lives because we're pet owners too.  As a world leading company in pet care and nutrition, Nestlé PURINA has been helping pets live healthy, happy lives for over 85 years. We are proud to produce some of the UK’s best loved brands including FELIX®, WINALOT®, GO-CAT®, BAKERS® and BONIO, trusted and bought by millions of pet owners. We believe that pets and people are better together which is why our employees can bring their dogs to work at our Gatwick and Sudbury sites.


Being a Sales Planning Executive at Nestlé is about being passionate about sales, being proactive, efficient, highly analytical and providing pivotal support to the Nestlé Purina Sales Team.  Are you looking for a Sales career with a company which has some of the world’s leading brands, plus the opportunities that come with working for a global business? We have a great opportunity based at our Gatwick site, to work with our Sales team as a Sales Planning Executive.


The Sales Planning Executive plays a key role within the business, and is responsible for working closely with the Customer Business and Sales Finance teams to deliver through our business planning processes, accuracy and timeliness in our Customer plans both internally and externally.

A day in the life of a Sales Planning Executive


As Sales Planning Executive, you will be responsible for the effective and compliant management of trade activities through our Customer Relationship Management system.


Key responsibilities will include:  


  • The set-up and maintenance of planning information in our Customer Plans internally, to ensure accuracy against finance and business reporting KPIs 
  • Responsible for ensuring Nestlé best practice is adhered to through our Customer Planning processes. 
  • Responsible for the completion of pre and post evaluation on activities within the Customer Plan to enable decisions by the business on the execution of activities – in line with the pre and post evaluation policy.  
  • Responsible for providing the Business Manager with a populated promotional proposal in line with the customer plan and timelines.  
  • Providing internal reporting and insight to support the monthly business planning process, in order to give the business the necessary visibility and understanding of the latest performance and position of the customer plan

What will make you successful


This an entry role into the Sales team, therefore prior experience is beneficial but not essential.


Experience of working in a commercial environment and delivering against KPIs as well as working as part of a team to deliver results are what we’re looking for. You will work as part of a fast-moving team managing customer plans where accuracy and attention to detail are key to ensure a right first-time result.  You will be motivated to be part of a team, build great relationships, and be open to how we can continuously improve as a team, to be the best! 


Other key skills:


  • A proactive attitude and a self-starter 
  • Naturally curious, it is crucial that you be able to take the initiative when faced with any obstacle to solve problems and overcome barriers
  • Demonstrable commercial/financial acumen 
  • Proficient in Excel and comfortable using other Microsoft Office programs - IT literate 
  • Organised & adept at planning & prioritising workloads Makes good use of insightful information and is naturally analytical

What you need to know


What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


The closing date for this role is 13th October 2021


We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.


At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!


Right to work in the UK 

In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.