Customer Development Manager
SUMMARY:This position is responsible for growing volume and category share in the Case Ready Beef, Pork and Grinds business at Ahold/Delhaize. This individual will collaboratively develop and execute annual business plans that deliver volume, sales and profit targets while working to expand the overall business. Requires deep understanding of customer to align needs and attain sustained long term growth. Frequent interaction with a broad cross-functional Team that includes closely working with the Business Unit to meet the customer's needs. Must be detail oriented with strong ability to prioritize and operate in a fast and changing environment. Key responsibilities include: Ability to effectively own and lead the FMPR process to change items seasonally as needed; plan out longer term promotions in alignment with the customer and the Business Unit; provide accurate forecasts to the production planning Team to insure needed raw material availability; sound analytical skills aimed at monitoring business trends and formulating proactive solutions to effectively grow the business; strong collaboration skills both internal and external with the ability to work in team environment across multiple levels and personalities to properly engage others; solid communication skills to include active listening with ability to effectively interact both internally and externally in effort to facilitate understanding and move business forward; ability to prepare pertinent material for effective presentation to customer. This will include innovation, category and business reviews and deliverables on company initiatives related to Case Ready Meats business Unit strategy. Solid demonstrated presentation skills aimed to influence and negotiate for win-win outcomes; Regular review of company and team reports to maintain constant pulse on the business. Additionally, frequent analysis of IRI, Nielsen and consumer data to understand product performance and category trends. Ability to apply data to action plans and solutions for customer; Possess an entrepreneurial business attitude to constantly explore new opportunities and effectively own the business. Ability to work cross-functionally is a must.REQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's degree requiredExperience: 5+ years of relevant experience preferably to include direct customer responsibility.Computer Skills: Basic computer skills.Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Travel: 20%To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.Apply for this job.