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The Senior Sales Manager MMBU Sales, NY leads the development and implementation of retail and wholesale customer joint business plans for warehouse/distributor route to market brands (i.e. Simply, Minute Maid, Gold Peak, Hi-C, fairlife, Odwalla, Suja, Zico) accountable for total volume, net revenue, gross profit, trade funds, and market share growth. The Sr Sales Manager is responsible for the development and execution of customer and market specific business plans to maximize Availability, Merchandising, Pricing, and Space (AMPS) through the management of 2 direct reports (Retail Execution Managers), independent customers, distributors, bottler collaboration, and brokers within assigned geography (NY metro). Leads the development and implementation of market and customer specific strategy and tactics required for cross functional actions including category advisory, customer service, finance, and marketing, and communication of customer activity with other Coca-Cola National sales associates (other routes to market).
Function Specific Activities:
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Directs and monitors the activities of a sales team within a specified geography, product line or market segment to achieve established sales targets.Leads headquarter relationship with Eastern Distributors and other local distribution agents as determined by business need
Develops sales plans and campaigns; prepares sales forecasts and budgets; monitors sales volume, revenues and costs against forecasts to identify problem areas
Responsible for coordinating channel strategies and prospecting with corresponding BottlersNegotiate and maintain integrity of contracts with existing and new distributors/customersLeads annual plan achievement through building and executing strategies in the NY Metro market (independents) that are aligned with the MMBU commercial strategies. Partners directly with sales leadership of bottler, MMBU, and distributors to ensure effective execution of market strategies and to address any gaps
Provides strategic coaching on development, approach and implementation of commercial strategies
Manage core people processes talent management, performance management, individual development. Coach, mentor and increase capability to become a high performing, diverse team, and employee engagement.CAPABILITIES& TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Performance Management: Deep understanding of the drivers of the business and levers to adjust if plans are off track. Within this functional skill one would want to consider the following forecasting, execution, gap solving, etc. Monitor plan and execution progress to resolve any plan variances and provide accurate communication to stakeholders.
Execution Excellence: Develops and employs plans that ensure execution of critical initiatives
Category Management: Utilization of beverage knowledge (trends, category constructs, etc.) to determine the most effective AMPS to accelerate revenue and profits across all stakeholders. Experience with syndicated data and insights.
Negotiation: Able to manage complex customer negotiations, serve as coach to the team or lead the negotiation
Demonstrated leadership skills
Customer planning experience; execution bias for action
Brand Acumen - positioning, role, occasions, vision
Knowledge in the Collaborating For Value selling process and tools
Effectively communicates & builds relationships with internal and external leaders at the highest levels of any organization
Ability to influence and align senior leadership on strategic planning and actions
Resource stewardship the ability to redirect, or reposition resources (i.e., time, money, people) toward mutually beneficial business solutions
Drive Innovation: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)
Collaborate with Systems, Customers and Other Stakeholders: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
Act like an Owner: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
Inspire Others: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
Develop Self and Others: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential
Growth Mindset: Demonstrates Curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
Smart Risk: Makes bold decisions/recommendations
Externally Focused: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
Performance Driven & Accountable: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
Fast/Agile: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
Empowered: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
QUALIFICATIONSEducationMinimum Required: BS/BA (or equivalent) ExperienceMinimum Required:5-7 years progressive customer management and sales leadership experience (including people leadership and international experience)1-2 years cross-functional experience outside of Sales (e.g., Commercial Leadership, Supply Chain, Field Execution) Preferred Level8-10 years progressive customer management and sales leadership experience (including people leadership and international experience)2-3 years cross-functional experience outside of Sales (e.g., Commercial Leadership, Supply Chain, Field Execution)
Travel - Up to 50%
Years of Experience:
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