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Zone Sales Manager

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.General SummaryWe are building a competitively advantaged Campbell Snacks Sales organization with snacking talent, capabilities and accountabilities. Guiding our path to excellence is our Sales True North compass which reflects our values, who we are, what we do and the unique value we bring to the market.Who are we? Indispensable partner that drives profitable growth as one teamWhat we do Grow faster than the competition every store, every dayUnique Value Build and ensure execution of great plans + DSMP (Distribution, Shelving, Merchandising, Pricing)Our Values own it like a founder, dare to disrupt, seek the power of different, do right and be realThe Zone Sales Manager (ZSM) is responsible for leading a team of Market Sales Leaders (MSLs) to achieve distribution, sales, merchandising and promotional targets. The ZSM is responsible for developing and implementing the zone business strategy, including marketplace deployment of resources. The ZSM provides sales leadership and personal development to the respective MSL team.Principal AccountabilitiesRetail DevelopmentResponsible for proactively managing, monitoring, evaluating and updating the overall business plan to meet Campbell Snacks objectives.Create and communicate targets for distribution, merchandising, and promotional execution to exceed the business plan by category.Secure retail space for new items and work with key retail customer decision makers to achieve optimal execution.Plan and execute vertical compression sales calls to secure incremental execution support metrics to deliver growth.Forge and develop strong relationships with key retail customer decision makers to assist in the expansion of Campbell Snacks category presence.Assess the retail customer's competitive position, behaviors and strategies and understand how they align with Campbell Snacks strategic goals. Utilize retail customer insights and translate effectively into stronger execution results that improve the store, Independent DSD Partners (IDPs), and Campbell Snacks profit and share.Track and evaluate competitive threats in the market and set strategic gap closure plans to win!Design and forecast quarterly business plans to attain key metrics across the portfolio.Design and implement go to market strategies and utilize business analytics to inform or drive key business issues/plans related to base products and/or innovation, marketing activation and retail execution to deliver the AOP plan. Conduct retail customer specific analysis across portfolio of brands to identify opportunities to the plan and makes appropriate tactical recommendations to drive improvement.Provide insights, feedback and collaborate with internal retail customer team with solution-oriented ideas and adjustments for continuous improvement.Communicate retail execution goals and monitor performance of MSLs to achieve business strategies.Lead retail customer development within assigned area with an emphasis on designing and maintaining a retail customer wiring plan for compression selling. Penetrate and establish retail customer relationships with elevated levels of management through focused compression selling to drive profitable sales for both the retail customer, IDPs and Campbell Snacks.Independent DSD Partner (IDP) EngagementCultivate, develop and implement quality joint business engagement to optimize service, execution and sales performance for the benefit of the retail customers, IDPs, and Campbell Snacks. Plan and host quarterly IDP Forums to collaborate on operational matters with the IDPs.Leverage syndicated and retail customer supplied data to discuss the state of the snacks business, consumer trends, key business drivers, and discover incremental opportunities.Develop route infrastructure plan to help support growth.Help identify potential IDPs for open routes.Design and collaborate with internal sales operations team to create a route infrastructure strategy to drive growth for retail customers, IDPs, and Campbell Snacks.Provide clear and concise communication regarding sales and distribution opportunities and other key information utilizing available applications and tools, which will assist them in engaging with IDPs. Establish and reinforce optional Route Consult scheduling to achieve connectivity and collaboration with IDPs.Coach, lead and influence internal team to develop strong relationships with IDPs.Clear understanding of IDP contracts and the independent contractor business model.Maintain appropriate differentiation between the IDP and the company employee roles and responsibilities.Team Development (Campbell Snacks MSLs)Review weekly MSL deployment plans to improve execution and deliver on the Campbell Snacks objectives.Collaborate with Sales Operations to improve the efficiency of the market and drive growth.Seek out and provide support as needed to the different functions on assigned categories (e.g. new product development, process improvement, brand marketing).Track monthly forecasts in order to maximize supply chain efficiencies and provide constructive feedback on shipments, consumption data and inventory changes. Proactively identify potential risks or threats to monthly forecasts.Utilize performance management plans with MSLs to develop and enhance individual skills, capabilities and behaviors to build a team culture.Conduct MSL team meetings as necessary to share best practices, role play and communicate deployment plans and other strategic initiatives.Job ComplexityEngage with a diverse set of outside stakeholders, including retailers and IDPs, while navigating complex route to market distribution model, distributor model and market trendsAble to assess market needs and deploy resources against business issues and demandsUtilize iPad business applications to provide up to date information regarding business trendsTrain, coach and develop new MSLs on processes and best practicesIdentify and implement growth strategies for infrastructure opportunitiesDeliver gross revenue targetContribute to ACV display gains in key accounts and region geographyDeliver Wired to Win objectivesEstablish strong selling relationships with key retail customers and divisional leaders of top retail accounts within zoneEnsure MSL team is engaging IDPs in collaborative spirit to build relationships and maximize growth potentialBuild, recruit & develop high performing MSL team that effectively impacts store execution results and promotes positive IDP engagement & culturePeriod strategy meetings with MSL team to align on goals and opportunitiesIdentify & mentor MSLs so that they can achieve personal development and career progress. Effectively manage the performance of those MSLs struggling to meet role expectations.Job SpecificationsMinimum education required: Bachelor s Degree.Years of relevant experience: 5-10 years DSD Sales experiencePrior management experience requiredDirect Store Delivery (DSD) route to market, warehouse experience a plusKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExceptional problem solving and conflict management skillsStrong selling and negotiation skillsStrong written and verbal communication skillsSelf-motivated and effective team memberExperience with technology and ability to learn iPad business applicationsWorking knowledge of MS Office to include PowerPoint, Excel and OutlookWorking knowledge of independent contractor relationship nuancesWorking ConditionsTravel as needed.Must be able to relocate as required.DisclaimerThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.ACRThe Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup Company, San Antonio , Zone Sales Manager, Executive , San Antonio, Texas

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