Regional Sales Manager - Channels

Employer
Starkist Co.
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 28, 2022
Ref
332887814
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Regional Sales Manager - ChannelsPURPOSE -The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) Channels is responsible for achieving sales objectives consistent with corporate volume and profit targets. The Channels business includes Dollar, Drug, Convenience and Military. The RSM directs and manages broker planning and execution against volume, distribution, pricing, merchandising, trade spending and retail objectives. The RSM is the primary communication link between the broker and StarKist Co (SK), and is responsible to act as an advocate for the broker to ensure that appropriate resources are available and communication channels are open to guarantee successful execution of SK programs in the Field.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES -Achieve operating income, volume, Merchandising, Assortment, Pricing and Shelving (MAPS) goals through effective management of Brokers and Customers.Strategic Planning - Provide strategic input, reflecting marketplace and customer requirements into the StarKist AOP/marketing plans planning process. The input should focus on trade marketing strategy/tactics and result in a final plan that can be executed with customers to achieve company objectives.Market/Customer Planning - Establish local market priorities, objectives-and strategies to guide broker development of market/account plans that deliver SK objectives within defined Corporate/Brand strategies. The RSM is responsible for the review and approval of all customer plans.Sales Execution - Direct and monitor broker execution of account plans to achieve volume objectives and key sales priorities (distribution, pricing, shelving and merchandising). Manage broker retail execution to insure shelf presence is maximized and SK retail conditions are at acceptable levels versus standards.Resource Deployment - Facilitate appropriate levels of internal and external SK resources to be prioritized and deployed against key accounts to achieve business objectives. The RSM will coordinate the availability of information (including consumer data) and utilization of multi-functional resources as needed at assigned accounts.Trade Spending - Manage all aspects of trade spending to insure SK funds are effectively utilized in a fair and equitable manner consistent with Brand promotional strategies to achieve merchandising objectives. Monitor broker post-promotional analysis on a customer basis to assess the impact of SK promotions, and make appropriate adjustments to refine and improve results.Customer Development - The RSM should penetrate selected accounts to develop the SK franchise by focusing on adding value and facilitating the execution of strategic initiatives (such as, Category Management, Item Optimization, creative, theme-oriented merchandising, or other distribution efficiency initiatives) to achieve an on-going competitive advantage. The RSM should challenge broker thinking to drive "outside the box"A' ideas that capitalize on business opportunities.Broker Manage and Evaluation - The RSM is responsible to manage assigned brokers in accordance with SK policies and procedures. Specific responsibilities include selection and retaining a qualified business manager, training and development (involving additional SK resources as needed), and performance evaluations, including periodic feedback on performance as well as a formal annual evaluation. The RSM should penetrate all levels of the broker operation to insure the appropriate level of qualified resources are deployed against SK.Administration - Effectively manage administrative responsibilities including information requests, competitive intelligence, results tracking and analysis, expense reports, forecasts, deduction management, etc.Personnel Development - The RSM should work with their Sales Director to assess personal development needs and develop the appropriate development/training plans to facilitate personal and professional growth.Achieve volume and operating income goals through planning and working together with the StarKist Sales support personnel and Brokers.Manage performance related funds to achieve volume and profit goals with consumption related account specific programs and planning.Develop more effective and efficient ways to manage the regional business.KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/COMPETENTENCIES -5 years of overall professional experience in CPG sales management or related industry5 years in a position of similar complexity, scope, size and international impactBA in Business Administration preferredBroad knowledge and experience in Grocery Trade gained at successive levels of responsibility in multiple areas of Headquarters and Retail LevelsKnowledge of corporate policies and complianceDemonstrated prior success in achieving results using team driven philosophiesDemonstrated proficiency in supporting corporate interest from remote site locations and ability to communicate and exercise very positive people skillsIf you have a disability and cannot apply online, please mail your resume and cover letter to:StarKist Co.225 North Shore DriveSuite 400Pittsburgh, PA 15212ATTN: Human ResourcesPlease note: this option is for individuals with disabilities only.StarKist Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability

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