Kellogg Kashi National Account Executive in MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota

“Kashi? Hey, that’s a funny name. Thanks! We like it too. Our name stands for wholesome foods made with real, plant-based nutrition. Inspired by our founders’ dream of healthier living for all, we create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. And we want you to join us – to help share our story and our food. Help us create positive change in ourselves and in the world by joining as a National Account Executive supporting all of our categories, including cereal, snack bars, nutrition bars, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, frozen entrees, frozen waffles, and more. Supporting Meijer, HEB and WinCo accounts you will bring new innovative ideas to grow the Kashi business.

Lead with us as you utilize different technical competencies and enrich yourself as you work for a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter. While you’re at it, you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

In your role as a National Account Executive at Kashi, you will be part of our success by:

  • Making strategic decisions, considering immediate and long term implications, benefits and costs, and risks associated with alternatives, to create, implement and monitor the success of a business plan

  • Delivering budgeted volume and profit by developing business relationships to drive business results

  • Developing and implementing trade/consumer programs

  • Delivering market share / category growth

  • Aligning strategies and developing targets to meet company goals

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Sales, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

Required:

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Substantial industry or sales experience including: Manufacturer Sales and/or Marketing, Syndicated Data Supplier, Broker or Retail Grocery

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Strong financial acumen necessary to establish and manage gross sales goals and promotional budgets

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred:

  • BA/BS Degree

  • Understanding of brand and shopper marketing initiatives

  • Experience using customer relationship management (CRM) software applications

  • CPG sales experience

  • Previous experience working with syndicated data sources

  • Understanding of Profit and Loss (P&L) Drivers

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

The optimal location of residency would be in the Grand Rapids, MI, San Antonio, TX, Minneapolis, MN or San Diego, CA metro areas. There is flexibility for candidates residing in the Midwest / Western US near a major airport location.

  • This role requires up to 35% US based overnight travel but may vary depending on location of residency.

  • This position provides participation in the Kashi Auto Reimbursement Program:

  • The Auto Reimbursement Program offers a flexible plan that allows you to use your personal vehicle with compliant insurance requirement, and is tax-free for employees driving over 5,000 business miles annually.

Kashi is an independent business unit within the Kellogg Company and is the leading natural foods company in the US and the largest in the world. Kashi's dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living by being firmly rooted in plant powered passion. Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Stretch Island, and Pure Organic. Behind these brands, we have products in ten grocery categories. We love ingredients, taste and the undeniable fact that good food makes you feel, well, good. And that fuels our relentless desire to make a difference in everything we do.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish.

Title: Kashi National Account Executive

Location: USA-MI-Grand Rapids

Other Locations: USA-ID-Boise, USA-AZ-Phoenix, USA-OH-Cincinnati, USA-CO-Denver, USA-CA-San Diego, USA-CA-Solana Beach, USA-TX-San Antonio, USA-CA-Los Angeles, USA-IL-Chicago, USA-MN-Minneapolis

Requisition ID: SAL009543

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Nov 8, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes