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Sales Planning Specialist – English

By May 23, 2022 No Comments



Netherlands: Amsterdam
Depends on experience
English (Fluent)
Hiring type:
28-04-2023 with view to extension
Start date:
Job ref.:
Yasen Yanev
+31 (0)70 311 7822


Our client is an innovative software development company that provides effective workflow solutions for other businesses. Their platform creates great experiences and unlocks productivity.

They are currently looking for a Sales Planning Specialist to join their team in Amsterdam. You will team up on a wide scope of day to day activities across territory planning and analytics with the ultimate goal of supporting business and sales execution. The Sales Planning Specialist provides meaningful insights to the various stakeholders to help them calibrate their planning and different asks towards globally approved standards or reasonable exceptions.

We are looking for an advanced candidate with Sales Operations experience in a multinational IT company. This is an opportunity to work within an organisation on a rocket-ship trajectory with industry-leading technology and amongst some of the brightest and most passionate professionals in the business.

Job Profile for Sales Planning Specialist
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Support execution of the annual sales planning process focused on accounts/territory setup and headcount evolution
  • Support the Master Data transformation, streamline account hierarchy and segmentation
  • Perform analytics and data validation to enable the evolution of Sales Planning guidelines that will boost sales results: territory and coverage optimisation, sales performance, trends, and more
  • Facilitate monthly system onboarding of new direct sales hires, which will enable their commissions letter generation and initiate their variable payment process
  • Collaborate with Regional Sales Operations, Sales Excellence, Reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) for ongoing sales planning activities and projects
  • Drive operational excellence by making recommendations and assisting with testing and implementation of enhanced process automation to improve sales planning and execution

Candidate Profile for Sales Planning Specialist

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • 3+ years of relevant Sales Operations, Reporting, Sales Finance or Marketing operations experience
  • Familiarity with Anaplan, Customer relationship management (CRM) (Salesforce, Dynamics), Tableau/Power BI or similar is a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly motivated, pro-active and result-driven individual, working towards specific deadlines, with strong problem-solving orientation, open to continuous improvement and change
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks at the same time where priorities change all the time and drive initiatives in a cross-functional environment
  • Know how to work independently, highly motivated, seeking and finding new insights
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to translate data into meaningful insights for a non-data focused audience

What Our Client Offers

  • 25 vacation days annually
  • Ability to join a highly innovative company
  • Dynamic atmosphere and opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders of various backgrounds/levels

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