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Unilever Sysco Foods Execution Manager - Distributor Development Manager in REMOTE, West Virginia

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position is part of the Unilever Food Solutions team and is responsible for developing sustained business relationships and driving profitable sales volume with the largest and most dynamic trade customer Sysco.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) as the premier National Brand Supplier in North America with best-in-class capability in: 1) driving Category growth, 2) maximizing supply chain efficiency, and 3) flawless field sales execution.

  • Lead and set priorities for UFS internal Sysco Business Team – a cross-functional, dynamic group of Managers charged with engaging with Sysco’s Category Management process, as well as driving post-award execution.

  • Responsible for the development and execution of annual, national Sysco joint business plans (JBP) which align customer needs with the strategic priorities agreed by UFS leadership. Ensure key UFS BSP and multiyear targets (2020 plan) are being exceeded via JBP.

  • Set an execution agenda, drive performance and hold accountable the two (2) Zone leaders and their nine (9) Regional Managers; 50+ UFS field sales reps managing Sysco OPCO’s; and their respective operator accounts.

  • Raise key issues, opportunities and resource requirements to UFS Leadership with commensurate speed and a strong sense of urgency. Deliver industry leading growth in our key categories.

You’re a born leader: You will lead the execution of Sysco specific initiative driven from Head Quarters down to the local Operating Companies. You will need to influence the field to drive collaborative relationships at local level and provide direction when needed.

You’re a strategy guru: You will need to be strategic to carry out an execution plan that is aligned centrally down to the local operating companies. Your strategy will need to be flexible to adjust to an ever-changing business environment.

You’re a dot connector: You will need to provide direction to the field team to coordinate agreed upon central executions and ensure they are being delivered down to the local operating companies. You will share back opportunities at Sysco HQ to drive a clear line of communication and collaboration.

You’re a teacher: You will educate the sales team on who Sysco is, how to build relationships and communication across all lines of the business. You will also readily provide solutions and strategize with the field on how we can execute through Sysco.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field; MBA preferred

  • A minimum of five years’ experience within Customer Development and Sales required

  • Demonstrated business management experience with a key customer is required

  • Knowledge of category management and market development practices is required

  • Ability to effectively partner with various levels of management and leadership both internally/externally

  • Strategic thinker with strong relationship building skills who can work effectively, and in a highly collaborative manner

  • Strong communication, negotiation and project management skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/


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