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Kellogg Manager, Agency Sales in Aurora, Illinois

Advance your career as a Manager, Agency Sales (Chicago, IL with possibility of other locations within the highlighted geography) supporting our Convenience business. Here at Kellogg we care about and celebrate your success. In this exciting role you will p rovide leadership and direction to an agency (broker) sales force. Utilizing your leadership skills you will successfully achieve defined objectives including sales and operating profit; market share; speed to market; and All Commodity Volume (ACV). Help us to bring the best to families everyday - all while building your expertise and network.

At Kellogg we are passionate about our people, brands, business and outstanding food. Are you ready to leave your footprint (Or as Tony would say paw print) with an industry leader? Apply now to become a part of a best in class company that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Business Building – In this exciting role you will develop innovative strategies and tactics that the competition will wish they thought of. Your goal will be to increase and/or gain distribution of core and innovation items in order to address high-volume customer concerns and attain budget. You will work to assess market needs, formulate execution strategies and communicate to key personnel within the agency, customer, and internally.

  • Executing with Excellence – You will be responsible for managing the broker to execute headquarter plans as directed by the sales organization and agency Headquarter team. Seeking increased volume opportunities and utilizing Kellogg expertise will be essential in maximizing portfolio performance and overall category growth.

  • Customer Facing – Utilizing the broker for presenting to the customer you will share exciting new and existing products utilizing a full range of data and resources for sell in at store level. It will be import for you to understand the market and customer pricing strategy. You will work to ensure promotion price point integrity and parity at the shelf and influence national direction on market pricing.

  • Strategic Partnerships - Working through the agency team and collaborating with retail sales organization to meet objectives will be key to your success. You will work to ensure planogram compliance, shelf management and execution of retail plans through leadership of the agency retail sales force.

  • Internal Collaboration – Working cross functionally you will influence and partner with various areas within Kellogg including Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Marketing, Business Management and Sales.

    YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

    Required:

  • Significant sales experience within the Consumer Package Goods or Food Industry

  • Very strong financial acumen necessary to establish and manage gross sales goals and promotional budget

  • Ability to successfully lead and manage a sales team

  • Very strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required, including the ability to present to influential audiences and stakeholders.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as interpersonal skills are needed in this position

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Incumbent must have the ability to work in conditions that include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities, extended work schedules, and specific time constraints.

  • Extensive travel, including some weekends.

  • Motor vehicle history with 2 or less moving violations and no DUI convictions within the last 36 months

    Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data using various sources (i.e. Infobaits data, Nielsen, Tableau, Salesforce etc.)

  • Sales experience with a brokered go-to-market model

    WHAT’S NEXT

    This position will cover a geography spanning from Chicago to the Eastern US up to New England. The ideal location of residency is in the Chicagoland area. There may be flexibility for other individuals within the role’s geography area near a major airport location.

  • A flexible work schedule and the ability to travel overnight up to 50% of the time

  • This position provides participation in the Kellogg Auto Reimbursement program for individuals driving at least 5,000 business miles annually.

    It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

  • New Hire Benefits Guide (http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/)

  • Kellogg Stories and News

    THE FINER PRINT

    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 (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) .

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com

    LET’S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

    Kellogg Recruitment

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