Keurig Dr Pepper National Account Executive- Walgreens in Chicago, Illinois
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National Account Executive – Walgreens
The National Account Executive (NAE) will be responsible for Total Portfolio sales of our Direct Store Delivery (DSD) beverages (CSD’s, Snapple and Allied Brands) and Warehouse Direct (WD Cold and Hot Bev) beverages (Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s, YooHoo, Clamato, & owned and licensed coffee brands) for Walgreens. The NAE will serve as a key member of the commercial team who creates and drives the strategic direction of the customer relationship. This role contributes to volume, profit, and share growth by driving distribution and availability and developing and executing a net sales and margin strategy for the account across the identified DSD platforms. This role is located in Chicago, IL with 30% travel.
This individual must proactively team/partner with the account leads along with internal KDP resources that influence and help drive execution of the respective accounts plans.
Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships with key Channel retailer merchant team, internal key stakeholders such as KDP operations, various Routes to Market, Brand Leads and the KDP leadership team.
Develop short and long term joint business plans (JBP) for Walgreens in conjunction with internal support teams including Revenue Growth Management, Shopper Marketing, Shopper Insight, Finance, Category Management as well as external stakeholders such as Bottlers/Distributors and Allied Brand Partners.
Entrepreneurial spirit, assertive, and an individual that will lead and be accountable for results. Portray thought leadership across all facets of the business and drive Commercial Team cohesiveness.
Manage promotional processes from the planning stage, to development, to execution, ensuring all retailer timelines are met, deliverables are executed, and communication is timely to internal parties and the retailers.
Effectively manage promotional plans within assigned trade budget to optimize net sales and margin
Customize marketing big bet and/or retailer specific programs to facilitate brand building and volume growth within the retailer.
Sell and effectively communicate key initiatives to bottler/distributor decision makers, ensuring alignment and execution of internal strategies and the JBP.
Utilize internal, syndicated and POS data to identify opportunities and adjust plans to meet and exceed annual goals and objectives.
Builds Trusting Relationships- Uses appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacts with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.
Decision making- Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
High Impact Communication- Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions.
Managing Work- Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Sales Disposition- Demonstrates the traits, inclinations, and outlooks that characterize successful salespersons; exhibits behavioral styles that facilitate adaptation to the demands of the sales operations role.
Sales Negotiation- Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach mutually beneficial sales agreements that gain customers’ acceptance and commitment.
Sales Opportunity Analysis- Understands and utilizes economic, financial, industry, and organizational data; accurately diagnoses customers’ business strengths, weaknesses, and key issues that can inform sales strategies and plans.
Work Standards- Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Risk Taking- Initiates action that tries to achieve a recognized benefit or advantage when potential negative consequences are understood keeping in mind calculated risks by gathering information to understand probability of success, benefits of success, and consequences of failure
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
5 years of CPG sales, or sales support experience in National Accounts
Minimum 2 years’ experience using IRI, Nielsen Scantrack, or other syndicated data
Highly Proficient in using MS Office products such as PowerPoint Word and Microsoft Excel
Strong Financial/Economic Acumen. Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing account trade budgets
Company Overview & EEO Statement
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.
Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.
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