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Product Sales Planner - Meals & Baking

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Location: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Posted: Mar 24, 2020

Job Description

Company Overview

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You've come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

Job Overview

The Product Sales Planner will provide critical support in a dynamic business environment. In this role you will partner with the Meals & Baking Operating Unit (MBOU) Product Sales Managers to support the annual planning process and ensure optimal sales execution. Product Sales Planners also provide Field Sales teams with the necessary information and materials to execute against key strategies and achieve key objectives.


  • Serve as point of contact for item documentation, sales program releases, product samples, and other requests/needs across our Baking & Potatoes businesses across all key customers
  • Assist in crafting/publishing weekly announcements and customer-specific communications (service allocations, discos, logistical changes, etc.)
  • Assist in distribution reporting and validation
  • Utilize standardized reporting
  • Coordinate fulfillment of display special packs, package flats, and sample requests outside of Established & New Product Systems
  • Process owner for tracked commit programs (coupons, in & out seasonal items, etc.)
  • Act as Sales liaison in marketing weekly project meetings
  • Provide ad-hoc meeting and sales process support (meeting facilitation, customer meeting needs, etc.)


  • Associate degree
  • 2+ years of transferable work experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in any major preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Efficient communication and willingness to adapt and
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with Trade Planner menu of offers and existing Sales reporting structures


About General Mills

General Mills is one of the world's largest food companies.

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