General information

All posting locations: Remote, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Date Published: 01-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-80997

Base Salary Range: $99,100.00 - $123,900.00

Target Total Cash Range: $123,875.00 - $154,875.00

Target Total Cash: Target total cash represents this role's annualized cash earning potential at target (base salary + target bonus). Target total cash is contingent on targeted company performance achievement and individual attainment of performance goals. Therefore, target total cash is not guaranteed earnings.

Compensation Disclaimer: The compensation offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

Description & Requirements

Due to customer connectivity, we require this role to be located in the Northeast portion of the United States. (NY, CT, MA preferred).

Here at Kraft Heinz, our US Sales team aspires to be an Indispensable Partner with a Growth and Winning Mindset, acutely focused on Superior Execution every day. This is our guiding compass to grow something great and make life delicious!

This Customer Sales Manager (CSM) position perfectly embodies that ambition, as you will own & be responsible for Kraft Heinz categories selling execution of $30 million in revenue with Wholesale and indirect customers in the Northeast as a vital member of the Customer Business Team (CBT). The CSM serves as the liaison between Kraft Heinz and the Wholesale and retail Team, leading all selling activities & driving efforts tied to improving our gross margin & market share. The CSM aims to deliver revenue and share objectives, pursue business strategies to of growth, provide category management expertise, and ensure that coordinated cross-functional sales value is delivered to the customer through implementation of the sales plan and shelving objectives.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Effectively partner with the customer, building rapport at all levels to fully understand their business, the marketplace, and affect positive business growth
  • Achieve New Item Authorization goals, Distribution goals, & Base Business Objectives: Revenue and Share Growth, Authorizations, Distribution, Optimal Shelving
  • Leading implementation of Space Management Projects
  • Achieve promotional revenue objectives by tactic, price point, Drive Period & Selling Event while effectively implementing Kraft Heinz pricing strategies for owned categories
  • Work with Retail Team to effectively manage retail execution of all assigned category objectives
  • Maintain files and business documentation to thoroughly detail business transactions

Expected Experience & Required Skills

  • Proven & tested experience in customer management, account management, and/or retail sales management for a CPG company
  • Tested ability to own business process and Category management through a complex Sales position where you owned a desk of at least $15 million of business
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft and ability to learn and be proficient in Kraft Heinz systems and different customer portals
  • Proven skills embodying a customer-first mentality for effective customer management and selling to achieve objectives
  • Trusted to work autonomously within a CBT framework to plan, organize and set/achieve priorities
  • Clear examples of exhibiting polished interpersonal skills (written, verbal, and presentation) with potential to negotiate and influence effectively
  • Tested proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and proprietary Sales systems such as IRI, Spark, etc
  • Clear examples of exhibiting strong analytical skills; Has the ability & experience using syndicated and/or ambiguous data to develop comprehensive business plans by analyzing category and brand performance and influences customer to achieve category objectives.
  • Willing to travel 10-20% out of the area as needed

Work Environment & Schedule

This position is considered a Field based environment; role requires frequent travel to customer locations, stores, manufacturing facilities, etc. Additionally, this role requires working a salaried, exempt schedule to best execute against customer and internal expectations.

Physical Requirements 

Physical demands include but not limited to

  • Willingness to drive and/or travel as needed
  • Operate a computer and view screens for ~100% of work schedule
  • Set up Food shows

This job description is not designed to cover or contain all duties or responsibilities that are required of the role. Duties or responsibilities may change or be added with or without notice.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact