Our high-performing sales team is responsible for driving business growth through best-in-class category thought leadership, insights and analytics, service, and reporting. We are true entrepreneurs and relationship builders, fueled by a passion to excite our consumers and exceed the expectations of our trusted retail partners. As both a strategic and tactical function, we contribute directly to Nestlé’s commercial success and remain steadfast in our pursuit of excellence in market.
This role will support our International Premium Waters (IPW) division, a newly created category in Nestlé USA’s portfolio focused on elevating iconic brands including San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna, and Perrier. As part of the IPW Sales team, you will gain valuable experience by supporting key objectives focused on cultivating demand, equity, and elevating our internationally-produced waters. This is an exciting opportunity to support timeless brands recognized around the world!
Position Summary: Develop and implement annual business plans that are aligned with overall business and customer strategies, while achieving profitable sales objectives
Key Responsibilities: • Build Business Plan – accountability to actions that achieve sales driver goals • Execute plans for assigned geography / account(s) that are aligned with NWNA and Customer business objectives / strategies • Account Management skills which combine category, customer & consumer insights, leveraging our 4P tools and using effective selling / negotiation skills that deliver the expected business results • Develop business relationship beyond the buyer to include cross-functional leaders and reporting levels at least 1 up from the buyer/category manager • Responsible and accountable to achieve agreed upon KPI’s • Collaborate with peer groups to share and leverage best practices. Collaborate with business partners to advocate on behalf of needs and close gaps (Field Sales, Supply Chain, CCSD, Retail Customer Service, CDP, Finance & Learning and Training)
Experience and Education Requirements: • 4+ years in Field Sales, Account Management, Business Development and/or Category Development with a CPG, distributor or retail operation • Consistently delivers on KPIs / demonstrated success in previous roles • Strong execution skills • P&L experience • Problem solver, self-starter and good communication skills
Preferred Skills: • Knowledge of Nestle Corporate Business Principles, The Nestle management and Leadership Principles, Nestle Waters OMP and knowledge/compliance to Nestle Code of Business Conduct • Advanced Knowledge of interrelationship of key functions and their key initiatives (Field Sales, CCSD, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, a/o CDSO, Globe and HR) • Advanced Knowledge of core Business Processes and Fundamentals (Sales/Distribution, Business/Customer Planning and Management, Financial Reporting/Implications, Training, HR Policies, T&P, MBS, ICP, NiM) • Advanced Knowledge of Customer Businesses, Category/ Channel/ shopper trends/ shopper insight and implications on our business • Articulate Nestle business results with deep knowledge of the role each channel has on business impact
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