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Retail Category Specialist - Fresh Bakery

Company: KeHE Distributors, LLC
Location: Naperville
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: 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 primary job responsibility of the Retail Category Specialist, Bakery is to act as the intermediary between the customer, vendors and the fresh sales team. It is the responsibility of the RCS to make sure the customers' needs are met by the company and in doing so increase sales on a consistent basis. To do this communication skills must be very strong to both our external and internal customer. The external customer is the business owner, manager, buyer, vendor or category manager. The internal customer is everyone at KeHE, Purchasing, Operations, Transportation and Finance. Essential Functions:
Growth in identified Strategic Accounts is expected, either through better account penetration, new programs etc.
All KeHE Fresh customers identified as Strategic and new customers identified as Strategic fall into your responsibility.
The RCS must ensure all promotional allowances are in ours and the customer's system accurately and with correct start and end dates.
The RCS will actively work to insure promotional activity is always happening in your accounts by working directly with Manufacturers and Brokers on your customer's behalf.
The RCS will be responsible for inventory committed to by his customer and will work on overstock product until it is brought in line or has a resolution.
The RCS will work with the Broker and Vendor community to grow our mutual business by presenting new items to the customer. These can be new items to Monterrey or existing items that Monterrey already carries for other customers.
The RCS will present new items to their customers that are brought in to Monterrey for other accounts. If it is in our warehouse we want to sell it to everyone! The exception would be private label or exclusive items to a customer in a region.
The RCS will return all phone calls and emails within a reasonable amount of time, no more than 24 hours is the expectation.
The RCS will be financially conservative and a good steward of company funds and resources.
A target list of new accounts you will be working on will be submitted to the Director of Marketing by the 19th and updated by the second Monday of the Month, each month with results of your efforts.
Daily call sheets will need to be entered prior to 10 am the following work day.
An itinerary will be provided to the Sr. Director of Strategic Accounts weekly by Friday 5pm for the following week.
Travel for this position is required. Send in travel forms and requests and within budget.
All presentations will require a recap by the following work day at 10 am. Travel percentage is 50%
Supporting our customers, marketing and sales team on case by case basis.
Quarterly review of category sales will be provided. Details on each account will need to be reviewed and returned to the Sr. Director Strategic accounts within 7 days.
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude:
4-year Bachelor's Degree in Business preferred
Understanding of effective teaching methodologies and tools
Willingness to keep abreast of new techniques in corporate teaching
Proficient in MS Office (esp. Powerpoint); e-learning software is an asset
Phenomenal communication, presentation and public speaking skills
Organizational and time management abilities
Critical thinking and decision making
Proven track record of meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
Ability to travel extensively to meet with and to manage key accounts up to 60 percent
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
Ability to problem-solve complex issues.
Demonstrate a high level of independence and self-motivated - take initiative and show resourcefulness while working in a flexible team environment.
Foster team participation.
Requisition ID: 2022-17989 Equal Employer Opportunity Statement: KeHE 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 , Retail Category Specialist - Fresh Bakery, Hospitality & Tourism , Naperville, Illinois

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