Vet District Manager
A mutually rewarding experience. Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability. Because its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job. Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance. Mars brands include: Petcare PEDIGREE(R), ROYAL CANIN(R), WHISKAS(R), BANFIELD(R) Pet Hospital, CESAR(R), SHEBA(R), DREAMIES(R) and NUTRO(R); Chocolate M&MS(R), SNICKERS(R), DOVE(R), GALAXY(R), MARS(R), MILKY WAY(R) and TWIX(R); Wrigley DOUBLEMINT(R), EXTRA(R), ORBIT(R) and 5 chewing gums, SKITTLES(R) and STARBURST(R) candies, and ALTOIDS(R) AND LIFESAVERS(R) mints. Food UNCLE BENS(R), DOLMIO(R), EBLY(R), MASTERFOODS(R), SEEDS OF CHANGE(R) and ROYCO(R); Drinks ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY, KLIX(R) and FLAVIA(R); Symbioscience COCOAVIA(R) and WISDOM PANEL(R). Purpose of Role To drive accelerated growth in the Veterinary Business Pillar by achieving strategic goals through making direct calls on Veterinary Clinics and identifying opportunities which develop new business and increase points of distribution.Principal Accountabilities * Achieve profitable sales growth objectives within assigned territory. * Utilizing strong selling skills, develop and understand customer needs to increase clinic penetration and growth of RC diets. * Develop and maintain strong customer relationships with key individuals within the clinic. * Identify potential clinics and set strategies to align customers for recommending RC diets as their primary therapeutic diet for their clients/patients. * Identify opportunities and strategies to develop new business within assigned territory. * Develop and maintain a high technical competency for RC diets as well as competitive therapeutic diets. * Conduct high level of customer service within assigned territory by responding to customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner. * Collaborate with your team and other company associates to provide valuable contributions to the company and within your regional team that give insightful views from your customers. * Effectively execute the Veterinary Business Unit sales strategy within assigned territory. * Deliver effective sales presentations during customer meetings that result in increased sku penetration and growth. * Attend and participate in trade shows, regional and company meetings/conference calls as required. * Complete weekly activity reports, expense reports, and any requested information as directed by your manager. * Manage expenses to stay within all budget areas provided by your manager.Minimum Requirements: * High School Diploma * Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, or Veterinary Science or equivalent experience * Strong computer skills in using Excel, Word, and Powerpoint * Excellent verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills. * Ability to travel 30%Preferred Requirements: * Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, or Veterinary Science * Veterinary Hospital experience * 2+ years B2B sales and/or vet hospital experience * Salesforce skills a plus * Outside sales experience Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.