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Trade Program Specialist

Department: Sales - Corporate
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title:        Trade Program Specialist 

Reports To:   Trade Marketing Manager                                                                                   

Department:  Sales 

Location:        Chattanooga, TN  

Chattem Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthcare (OTC), personal care, and skin care products is searching for a career minded, energetic, and organized sales professional to join our team as a Trade Program Specialist.  Chattem’s extensive portfolio of brands include Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Icy Hot, Zantac, ACT, Gold Bond and Selsun Blue. 

Chattem is a subsidiary of Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Paris, France.  www.chattem.com/careers.asp 

Job Summary 

The Trade Program Specialist will act as the central point of contact for and administer Chattem’s Consumer Health Care Special Pack Trade Display projects from idea, through concept and cost/margin review, to execution, and through post-event analysis for key customer projects. This role takes an active role as Project Manager for all Trade Marketing-managed display projects at his/her assigned key customers to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget, within scope and meet market performance objectives for the post project analysis. 

This position will lead Trade Marketing-managed projects via the Company’s “PERs Plus” system and engage members of a cross-functional team as necessary, including: Marketing Brand Managers, Sales, Operations, Supply Chain Planning, Design, Key Display Suppliers, and Art. 

Role Specific Responsibilities 

Additional Responsibilities Include: 

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities.  Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.  

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Qualifications 

Education:  BA/BS from an accredited college with a focus in business, operations management, or packaging preferred.  Exposure to and experience within a commercial function (direct and indirect functions – sales, marketing, operations and purchasing) required for non-recent graduates.  

Experience:  3 - 6 years in a corporate environment (except recent graduates).  Proven experience working and communicating professionally with multiple layers of management, across departments, internal and external constituents. Self-motivated performer who is able to establish direction for a project. 

Professional Skills:  Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to lead in a matrix environment that engages multiple departments, professional skill sets that result in a consensus solution to business problems.  Strong organizational and time management skills are required.  Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects.

Role Specific Competencies:   This position requires extensive use of computer equipment.  Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.  Ability to learn and apply related software as directed by the organization is required.    

Special Requirements:  Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Chattem’s corporate office.  This position requires the ability to travel and have overnight stays.

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Regulatory Compliance 

American with Disabilities Act 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.  

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.  

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004) 

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.  

Relocation  

Relocation assistance is provided.

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