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Account Manager- Produce IL

Company: UNFI
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Overview:The Key Account Manager is responsible for providing dedicated service to assigned key account(s). They operate as a team conductor to manage, direct, and coordinate all sales plans and programs. The Key Account Manager will create partnering relationships of trust, integrity, customer satisfaction and loyalty and ensures customer compliance. They collaborate with their teams to achieve the objective of building out the storeJob Responsibilities:Account Management & Strategic Sales Planning (25%)--- Execute sales plans and goals designed to increase sales, profit margin and minimize expenses--- Develops joint business plans--- Manage new sales opportunities and servicing of existing accounts----- Forecast profit, volume growth and other related goals as determined. Assist with the preparation of a sales budget for assigned accounts--- Makes key decisions on addressing and identifying customer needs and concerns for assigned accounts--- Leads forecasting, pre-booking, show ordering etc.Deliver Account Results (25%)--- Analyze sales reporting and create strategies to drive sales.--- Operates as the account conductor and owns the specialty sales deployment process--- Develops and maintains a JBP that drives sales and profit margin.--- Responsible for sales and profit margin results for assigned account(s).--- Focuses plans to drive sales and profit margin across product and servicesManage Relationships (25%)----- Create and maintain partnerships with vendor, broker and other trade partners.----- Meet or exceed client expectations and established deadlines.--- Drives proactively the company's initiatives to ensure the success of the customer.--- Focuses efforts on mutual sales and profit growth.--- Owns one or more key account customers.Manage Execution (25%)--- Conduct regular reviews of sales activities and effectiveness. May develop promotions and incentives to increase sales and improve performance.--- Coordinates with a cross-functional team of resources to ensure account goals are achieved. Works collaboratively with Merchandising and Services leaders to ensure department sales specialists are supporting their account goalJob Requirements:Education/ Certifications:--- Bachelor's degree strongly preferredExperience:--- Minimum 3-5 years sales experience required--- Experience with Key Accounts preferred--- Understanding and knowledge of products--- Development and execution of business plans, sales plans, and/or commission programs.--- Familiarity with sales opportunities--- Understanding of sales forecasting, programs, promotions and related techniques--- Understanding of margin and company profitability --- Proven track record of meeting and exceeding customer expectations--- Ability to work in a result driven environment --- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and company systems--- Demonstrated ability to drive new business and close salesOther Skills/ Abilities:----- Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills--- Aptitude for financial reporting--- Ability to lead without reporting authority----- Ability to interact at all levels of the business--- Able to manage and coordinate projects--- Able to exceed at: customer service skills, problem solving, attention to detail and organizational skills.PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/ DEMANDS:--- Travel is required--- Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment--- Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal--- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.--- Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday----- Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job dutiesAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Additional Information
Company Name: United Natural Foods Inc.
Additional Locations:
United States of America, Illinois, Champaign; United States of America, Illinois, Urbana; United States of America
Schedule: Full-time
Work Indicator: Remote
Pay Range: Potential Commission Earnings for Sales Representatives
$35,000 to 70,000 annually
Other Compensation: Bonus Eligible
Compensation:UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position. Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws.Benefits:For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington),Click HEREfor Washington-specific paid time off details.Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs: Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. Sales Positions Only: For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate s first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $1,000 per week. After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary. UNFI s commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors.UNFI s compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company s sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum.

Keywords: UNFI, Bloomington , Account Manager- Produce IL, Executive , Bloomington, Illinois

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