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Director of Sales, Fresh - Remote

Company: KeHE Distributors, LLC
Location: Naperville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Good people, working with good people, for our common good.
Sound good?
KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!
Primary Responsibilities
The Director Sales, Fresh will plan, direct, coordinate and strongly influence the development and execution of sales, marketing and merchandising programs to grocery channel food stores and other independent retailers that meet regional and company financial goals. -
Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute sales plans and programs to ensure the sales and profit growth of Plentiful Planet brands meet or exceed budgeted goals
  • Develop and analyze profitability reports for all significant retail customers and implement action plans for improvement as needed
  • Lead the development of new business sales initiatives
  • Establish effective coordination and communication of sales information/activities internally to all division and corporate sales personnel, and externally to all customers and vendors
  • Responsible for education, training and development of KeHE sales force with regards to the features, benefits and merchandising solutions of Plentiful Planet brands
  • Responsible for the analysis and distribution of category management information and initiatives
  • Conduct key account presentations for new and existing business
  • Support regional promotional programs and present at regional sales meetings
  • Participate in regional and national trade events and represent the company through public speaking and participation in industry associations
  • Must maintain good attendance
  • Maintain safe work practices
  • Maintain safeguards of confidential company information
  • Other duties and special projects as requested

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • A minimum of ten (10) years of sales, marketing, and merchandising management experience, preferably in the grocery products industry.
    • Proficiency with MS Office required and a thorough understanding of industry, market, and consumer trends a must.

      Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

      • Must possess strong cognitive, reasoning, problem solving, and analytical skills.
      • Must be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and communication skills.
      • Must have a high energy level and be comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
      • Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible.
      • Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
      • Must be resourceful, highly dependable, efficient and detailed oriented.
      • Must have the ability to establish credibility and be decisive while being able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities. Need to be service oriented while being assertive/persuasive.
      • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and management personnel.

        Requisition ID2023-19008
        Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, LLC, Naperville , Director of Sales, Fresh - Remote, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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