Senior Customer Executive- Consumer Product Sales

Hormel Foods Corp Eden Prairie , MN 55344

Posted 3 weeks ago

Senior Customer Executive-Consumer Product Sales

Hormel Foods Corporation

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.


Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY, SPAM, Hormel Natural Choice, Applegate, Justin's, Wholly Guacamole, Hormel Black Label, Columbus and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food. -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and


This position is accountable for managing the entire Consumer Product Sales Meat Products portfolio at UNFI Central Region (formally Supervalu). This sales territory has direct accountability for over 8.2 MM LBS and $27.3 MM in Net Sales annually. UNFI Central Region is a large wholesale account headquartered out of Eden Prairie, MN and has a strong regional customer base servicing chain accounts such as Cub Foods, Coborn's, Miner's Superone, L&B, and the UNFI independent ad groups. This position also works closely with the Territory Manager currently assigned to this account, in order to drive maximum sales and profits for our MP portfolio by effectively implementing all company marketing and trade promotional strategies across these customers and UNFI's 3 distribution centers (Hopkins, Fargo, and Bismarck).


  • Develops and executes Meat Products sales and distribution plan at the UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain account level.

  • Works with UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain buyers and merchandisers to establish quarterly, 6 month and annual objectives that meet category volume and brand volume objectives while fully utilizing Hormel trade funds within budget.

  • Executes and communicates Meat Products distribution, shelving, merchandising, pricing (DSMP) objectives set by Corporate and Field Sales management team.

  • Utilizes Category Sales and Category Management teams to identify opportunities and execute sales tactics with budgeted trade funds.

  • Sets and allocates sales plan in collaboration with the Director, Customer Trade Marketing manager, and the Customer Region Manager.

  • Provides management with pertinent feedback regarding UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain accounts and competitive activity including competitive activity through SWOT analysis.

  • Penetrates mid-level management of UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain accounts in order to implement sales and marketing initiatives and maximize the customer's development. This includes buyer and senior buyer levels.

  • Holds responsibility for managing sales plans for UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain accounts.

  • Interprets information from Category Analyst and Customer Trade Marketing Manager and administration regarding category sales, brand sales, share growth, and promotional efficiency.

  • Continues to participate in learning and development workshops and activities in local, regional, and national meetings intended to improve selling techniques, knowledge of customer and company, and other business practices designed to enhance effectiveness in the marketplace.

  • Works with UNFI Central Region wholesale/chain accounts to ensure that our trade investment policies and procedures are followed.



  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience

  • 3+ years of sales/marketing/analytics experience

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply business analytics.

  • A pattern of initiative.

  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • The ability to work in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, organizational skills and analytical skills.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to take opportunities from conception to execution.

  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States

  • Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa


Eden Prairie, MN Sales Office

BENEFITS: Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel may be necessary 10% of the time.

For immediate consideration, send apply online at:

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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Senior Customer Executive- Consumer Product Sales

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