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Market Sales Leader

Company: Campbells
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

We are building a competitively advantaged Campbell Snacks Sales organization with snacking talent, capabilities and accountabilities. Guiding our path to excellence is our Sales True North compass which reflects our values, who we are, what we do and the unique value we bring to the market.

Who are we? - Indispensable partner that drives profitable growth as one team

What we do - Grow faster than the competition every store, every day

Unique Value - Build and ensure execution of great plans + DSMP (Distribution, Shelving, Merchandising, Pricing)

Our Values - own it like a founder, dare to disrupt, seek the power of different, do right and be real

Integral to this team is the Market Sales Leader (MSL) who is responsible for the growth of sales and engagement with our Independent DSD Partners (IDPs). The MSL will communicate sales, stale, service and merchandising information to IDPs as well as support the Zone Sales Manager (ZSM) at regularly scheduled IDP Forums to collaborate on operational matters with the IDPs. The MSL is responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with IDPs, retail store management and key customer decision makers.

Principal Accountabilities

Retail Development

* Execute distribution, merchandising and promotion priorities against targeted goals and in line with specific customer expectations.
* Regularly engage with IDPs, including through optional route consults, to identify and discuss business growth and opportunities.
* Periodically visit stores to identify service strengths and opportunities.
* Help to ensure that service levels meet or exceed customer expectations.
* Sell incremental placements, point of sale and displays throughout the store.
* Perform store required resets.
* Develop strong relationships across multiple levels of the retail store personnel.
* Establish, and maintain, call frequency on major retail chain supervisors to support sales and service levels.
* Collaborate across the organization to deliver results.
* Understand the consumer and retail customer variations across multiple classes of trade. (Convenience, Mass, Grocery and Drug, etc.)
* Build rapport and trust with all store key management personnel through frequent visits and communication
* Prepare tailored selling plan with in-depth knowledge of specific retail customer and full product portfolio to influence growth opportunities
* Follow through on agreed upon sales/service commitments to exceed store management expectations

Independent DSD Partner (IDP) Engagement

* Regularly engage with IDPs, including through optional joint business meetings, route consults, and various other optional business engagement activities, to identify and discuss business growth, opportunities and challenges.
* Manage use of resources and technology to help support the IDPs' independent operations.
* Share market information with IDPs and collaborate with them on problems and opportunities.
* Inspire new IDPs through effective early engagement.
* Conduct physical inventories periodically.
* Act as key liaison between ZSM and IDP.
* Help identify top notch pool of potential IDPs for open routes.
* Exceed IDP expectations through consistent and preferred IDP mode of communication and follow-up within 24 hours
* Collaborate regularly with IDPs on growth opportunities and customer expectations
* Build stronger relationships through regular in-person connections and support
* Translate service, base business and incremental opportunities into continuous income and equity growth potential
* Conduct purposeful route consults
* Drive speed to shelf on new item innovation
* Ensure planogram compliance and must stock SKUs
* Communicate daily/weekly on retailer standards, sales opportunities, customer expectations
* Manage use of resources and technology to help support the IDPs' independent operations.
* Build pool of potential purchasers for routes
* Clear understanding of the independent contractor business model.
* Maintain appropriate differentiation between the IDP and the company employee roles and responsibilities.

Job Complexity

* Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with independent third parties through regular engagement (IDPs, retailers, etc.)
* Deliver gross revenue target
* Contribute to ACV display gains in key accounts and region geography
* Selling and negotiation skills
* Leverage technology to make informed business decisions
* Establish strong selling relationships with key retailers and divisional leaders of top accounts within zone
* Assist with emergency retailer situations
* Align on monthly priorities and follow through to exceed customer expectations
* Provide real-time feedback /insights on store-level opportunities
* Build relationship with Warehouse Manager
* Commit to sell short-coded inventory to minimize risk
* Leverage all existing warehouse resources (i.e. point of sale)
* Plan and prioritize DSMP information to exceed revenue plans
* Leverage Sales Commercialization Center information to identify and achieve AOP goals
* Provide ZSM with Sales Commercialization Center feedback and solutions to improve quality of information/tools

Job Specifications

* Minimum education required: Bachelor's Degree
* Years of relevant experience: 0-3

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Self-motivated and effective team member
* Strong written and verbal communication
* Problem solving skills
* Strong technical and analytical skills
* Advanced Microsoft skills including Excel and PowerPoint
* Leadership skills
* Experience with technology and ability to learn iPad business applications
* Working knowledge of MS Office to include PowerPoint, Excel. and Outlook

Working Conditions

* Travel as needed
* Must be able to relocate as required

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Required

Must be able to travel within district, to company meetings, company training and other regions as business needs demand.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbells, Lafayette , Market Sales Leader, Sales , Lafayette, Louisiana

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