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Trade Deduction Specialist

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat

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El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
As a Trade Deduction Specialist at Beyond Meat, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing our trade management program. Your expertise will be vital in maintaining accurate account planning, ensuring seamless payment processing, and conducting insightful trend analysis. Collaborating closely with our Sales and Finance teams, you will serve as the internal subject matter expert in the Blue Planner system, promotional planning to payment cycles, and quality input/output. Your responsibilities encompass trade spend management, comprehensive analytics and reporting, interdepartmental liaison, and analytical enhancement.
We value individuals who bring dedication, innovation, and expertise to their roles. As a Trade Deduction Specialist, you will be an integral part of our team, contributing significantly to the enhancement of our trade management program and the overall success of Beyond Meat. Join us in our mission to reshape the future of food through innovative and sustainable practices.

Trade Spend Management

  • Data Precision: Oversee the meticulous input of trade spend data into Blue Planner, maintaining accuracy and timeliness on both the trade plan and reconciliation side
  • Strategic Insight: Actively participate in internal sales meetings and broker interactions to gain a deep understanding of trade agreements, facilitating informed decision-making

Interdepartmental Collaboration

  • Reconciliation Expertise: Serve as a liaison between the Sales and Accounting teams, facilitating efficient reconciliation of proof of performance, discrepancies, and contract gaps
  • Solution Facilitation: Collaborate to address any discrepancies stemming from mismatched deduction and promotion contracts, ensuring effective resolution

Invoice and Documentation Management

  • Collaborative Coordination: Work closely with customer accounts payable departments and broker contacts to gather essential invoices and documentation, ensuring accurate and timely payment processing
  • Detail-Driven Approach: Maintain an organized repository of invoices and relevant documents for future reference and auditing

Analytical Enhancement

  • Data-Driven Insights: Develop tools and execute analyses to enhance the transparency, clarity, and analytical rigor of the trade management program
  • Decision Support: Empower teams with actionable insights derived from data, contributing to data-driven strategies and decisions

Comprehensive Reporting

  • Holistic Analysis: Develop and maintain comprehensive trade spend reports covering promotional, contractual, and compliance expenditures
  • KPI Development: Craft and manage monthly Discounts Scorecard and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to provide valuable insights and transparency

Trade Spend and Accrual Analytics

  • Advanced Analysis: Utilize data-driven techniques to assess trade spend by account and report on accrual actualization
  • Best Practice Delivery: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver best practices for promotional close cycles and accrual visibility


  • Relevant Expertise: Possess 1-2 years of relevant experience in CPG trade planning, sales, or deductions management, demonstrating practical knowledge of industry intricacies
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred experience with Kantar, Exceedra, and/or Blue Planner Software
  • System Familiarity: Previous exposure to Blue Planner or similar Trade Promotion Management systems is advantageous, accelerating your contribution
  • Excel in dynamic, fast-paced environments, demonstrating resilience and high-quality output under pressure
  • Advanced Excel Proficiency
  • Display advanced proficiency in Excel, utilizing data manipulation and analysis techniques to derive valuable insights
  • Familiarity with Tableau and other data visualization tools is preferred, enabling clear presentation of complex information
  • Showcase exceptional organizational and time management skills, effectively juggling multiple tasks and priorities
  • Thrive as an independent and reliable contributor, capable of executing tasks based on directives and driving results autonomously.


  • Must work in our HQ office in El Segundo, CA five (5) days per week
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.

This job is no longer accepting applications

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