Account Executive

Chicago, IL

Our Natural and Insurgent (N&I) Category is one of the largest of its kind in the industry, with brands that have a shared mission to promote health, wellness and nutrition. We create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. If you believe that food should do more, that it has the power to create positive change in ourselves and the world around us, and if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, servant mindset and like to win…we want to hear from you! 

 

As an Account Executive, you will use your stellar sales and planning experience to manage the relationship and uncover unique opportunities to deliver incremental volume within the Region. We are looking for top talent in the Midwest to Northeastern United States (i.e. Chicago, Boston, MA, NY, PA). This position is responsible for Drug & Dollar customer accounts including CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Dollar General, Dollar Store & Dollar Tree. On our team, we focus on great relationships – both with each other and our customers. With an owner's mindset, you will work with the field sales team to deliver market-leading customer plans and growth strategies, while managing trade dollars within assigned budgets, to execute customer specific trade plans. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

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

  • Make A Whole Lotta Strategic Decisions - You'll consider immediate and long-term implications, benefits, costs and risks associated with alternatives to create, implement and monitor the success of a business plan.
  • Lead Sales Efforts - You'll promote a customer-centered culture that strives to exceed customer needs, requirements and expectations. We're hoping you can take a new angle on what otherwise might be ordinary.
  • Ensure Accuracy - Help us bring the best to families. You'll reinforce our passion for the future, with the practical steps to get there. You will play a key role in maintaining integrity, and timeliness of operating budgets. 

 

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • Significant related experience 
  • Ability to develop, present, and execute customer plans 
  • Ability to understand market dynamics, forecast results, and analyze and interpret data
  • Strong understanding of trade strategy, retail operation, and negotiation skills
  • Effective written and oral communication, and a track record of Sales success
  • Belief in the power of food to make a positive change in people and the world around us
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, a servant mindset and a passion for winning
  • Motor vehicle history with 2 or less moving violations within the last 36 months

 

Bonus Points:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Experience calling on buyers and category managers at the headquarters level 
  • Distributer management experience
  • Experience managing trade dollars within assigned budgets
  • Intrinsic enthusiasm for natural foods, natural/organic lifestyle and nutrition 

 

WHAT’S NEXT

The ideal candidate will reside in the Midwest or Northeastern United States. 

 

A flexible work schedule and the ability to overnight travel up to 40%-50% of the time but may vary depending on location of residence. 

 

It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. 

 

 

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 for English or this Link for Spanish. 

 

Kellogg’s Natural and Insurgent Category is a collection of delicious, and wholesome brands, and our belief is that business can be a positive force for good. We incubate and scale wellness trends and our dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Pure Organic, RXBAR, joybol, and Leaf Jerky . 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.

 

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

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