Regional Account Director, Fiji Water

The Wonderful Company Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 7 months ago

The Regional Account Director will be responsible for the relationships, management and solicitation of accounts where 90% of the locations are within specific regions or 5,000 cases of annual volume for FIJI Water, Justin Winery, Landmark Wines and JNSQ. In addition to the regional accounts the Director will be tasked with high profile & high volume local accounts that require specific maintenance and relationships to be built for the entire portfolio as designated by the Regional Director or Division Director.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Regional Account Director will report to the Regional Director or Division Director depending on Geography. The Regional Account Director will be working closely with the local On-Premise Managers but will not have any direct reporting responsibilities to and from the local teams

Here's what you bring to the table:

  • Build Regional Account Target Lists by state that are to be reviewed and approved by the Division Director and National Account Team

  • Focus on Independent Hotel Management and Restaurant Groups, Regional Country Club Management Groups, Regional Gyms, Regional Nightclub groups and Specific High-Profile Accounts as outlined by the Division/Regional Director

  • In Market work will be 90% on own and 10% with local representatives when in the markets

  • Build presentations and proposals for target accounts/groups

  • Review Profit Planners and Formal Business reviews at a min 2 times per year with the buyer/decision maker at each group

  • Understand State Pricing, delivery dates and Minimums required for proposals

  • Work with the local teams for regional account set-up, credit applications and correct pricing

  • Create P/L for new account opportunities and work closely with the Executive Director of National Accounts/Business Development for compliance and pricing requirements prior to submission to Senior Vice President for final approval

  • Review Regional Account Targets with the National Account Team to make sure there are no issues with existing National Account banner, contracts or programs

  • Ensure local teams are accruing for all program elements and forecasting for increased volume

  • Expand Current portfolio footprint in the existing accounts and survey the potential properties for incremental placements prior to decision maker meetings

  • Be the main point of contact with the accounts to help with any pricing, delivery or day to day problems associated to the group and communicate to the local team for solution and resolution

  • Create Incentives and Programs for the Regional Groups, track progress against the programs and complete final rewards to the parent company or individual outlets

  • Achieve Department Goals for this position that will mirror the National Account Team for New Accounts, Renewed Accounts, Focus Programs, Red-White-Blue Placements and Volume/D&P Spends.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Computer Skills - intermediate to advanced capabilities within MS Office Suite: Word, Excel,

  • PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Communication -- strong oral presentation and written abilities are required

  • Organization -- effectively put together presentations and ability to produce updated

  • information on activity, volume and accounts for the region

  • Deadlines -- capable of meeting and holding team accountable to time sensitive goals

  • Customer Service/Follow-up -- ability to strengthen and increase strategic relationships

  • Availability -- accessible to the team, for night or weekend events as it relates to regional on premise business

TRAVEL

  • 75% In Trade Time to include travel, account solicitation and maintenance
  • 25% Administrative and Office Time

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years prior beverage background either at a distributor or manufacturer representative

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Here's what we'll bring to the table:

  • On-site subsidized high end cafe offering farm to table meals and snacks.

  • Free on-site yoga classes and other wellness-focused activities.

  • All the FIJI Water and Wonderful snacks you may want in the office.

  • We are bicycle-friendly, with newly installed bicycle racks available to all LA-based employees.

FIJI Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 premium bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 60 countries. To discover Earth's Finest Water, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.


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