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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

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General information

All posting locations: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Department: 01 - 04 - Field Sales

Date Published: 02-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Customer Sales Manager (CSM) is responsible for the specific category selling efforts with their customer as a member of the Customer Business Team (CBT). The CSM leads their categories and responsibilities optimally as the liaison between Kraft Heinz and the Customer’s HQ Team. Owning all selling activities- the CSM aims to deliver revenue and share objectives- pursue business strategies to of growth- provides category management expertise- and ensures that coordinated cross-functional sales value is delivered to the customer through implementation of the sales plan and shelving objectives.  

Primary 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 lead retail execution of all assigned category objectives 

  • Maintain files and business documentation to thoroughly detail business transactions 

  • Cross functional collaboration with other Kraft Heinz teams

Qualifications 

  • 3 + years of experience in customer management- account management- and/or retail sales management- preferably for a CPG company 

  • Strong sales background with an excellent understanding of business processes and Category Management 

  • Experience in applying a customer-first mentality for effective customer management and selling to achieve objectives 

  • Ability to work independently and within a CBT framework to plan- organize and set/achieve priorities 

  • Polished interpersonal skills (written- verbal- presentation) 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs 

  • Strong analytical skills; Use and understanding of syndicated data; develop comprehensive business plans by analyzing category and brand performance and influences customer to achieve category objectives. 

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