Manager Sales Account, Food Service – Chicago
SUMMARY: As a contributing team member, the Sales Account Manager will report directly into a Director of Sales, DOS, or a Food Service Sales Executive. The position will have regular interactions with the DOS and other regional sales managers while focused primarily on smaller chain, noncommercial, and large leverage operators. This person will be accountable for negotiating contracts and prioritizing efforts against plan with minimal direction. This position is expected towork cross functionally with various business units and trade teams to protect and defend the core business, create a competitive advantage, while attaining mix and volume targets within our value added product tiers.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and nurture professional relationships with key operator customers within specific markets while possibly managing a broker. Work directly with division brokers to increase product knowledge and implement sales strategies. Manage all strategic initiatives; maintain and further develop business relationships with the operator's leadership teams to achieve business objectives. Work with division brokers, business units and trade teams to deliver and manage against sales plans by managing marketing programs, expense management, category management, and reviews with customers. Create and execute against a list of top operators, which includes details of the operator, size, opportunity and next steps. Enforce and manage. Provide sales support at broker sales meetings. This may include, but is not limited to: product training, product serving, presenting key features and benefits. Must be able to deliver against your volume, goals, and executive price strategies within the market place, manage spend associated with the volume and manage the mix of product sold.QUALIFICATIONS:Experience: 5 years of professional experience; minimum 3 years outside sales experience, Food Service, Food Service Manufacturing or Distributor Sales.Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experienceCommunication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skillsSpecial Skills: Strategic thinking, negotiation skills, understanding of motivational leadership skills, conflict resolution skillsComputer Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office productsTravel: 30 – 50%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.