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Territory Development Manager-Food Solutions

Job ID:
R-36198
Category:
Customer Development
Location:
Minneapolis, MN;
Remote
Date posted:
04/12/2022
This job supports remote working

Title: Territory Development Manager-Unilever Food Solutions

Location: Remote/Minneapolis, MN

Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is the €2.5bn+ foodservice division of Unilever. It leads the dynamic Food Service market across its categories and has ambitious growth objectives, marketing a range of professional food and beverage products and services to operators across 22 Multi Country Organizations (MCOs) in 72 countries.   

UFS is accelerating its digital transformation to fuel growth through data driven and technology enabled Go-to-Market (GtM) capabilities. Our ambition is to reach to 2.5 million operators by 2022 via an online & off-line contact strategy. The focus of UFS marketing and sales is to engage with chefs & customers through an integrated communication system via visits by sales representatives and digital touchpoints like the UFS.com website / webshop, segmented & personalized campaigns and UFS apps. The new roles of marketing teams are more integrated in the digital ecosystem and are vital for a great operator & customer experience.  

Main purpose of the job: 

As a Territory Development Manager, you will be responsible to drive sustainable business growth via Operators, Chains and Trade Partner engagement as per defined MCO contact strategy. You will be part of a multi-touchpoint integrated digital ecosystem to drive Reach & Penetration via automated & segmented data driven planning & execution.  You will be  

Accountable for delivering business targets. i.e. Turn Over, Reach & Penetration, Digital Engagement, Fully Profiled Operators (FPO) etc with both Operators and Distributor Trade Partners 

Responsible to execute Multi touchpoint contact strategy online and face to face for generating demand for Food Solutions Products & deliver great customer experience  

Provide virtual culinary consultation to targeted operators  

It is an exciting role and a great development opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual. It’s a role where the right individual can really make a difference 

Demand Creation: Operators and Local Chain Accounts 

Engage with Local Chain Account and Operator Customers, and be accountable for delivering business targets for the assigned Territory i.e. Turnover, Reach & Penetration & digital, FPO (Fully Profiled Operators), Digital Engagement, Demos, Sampling etc. 

Implement full Key Account Management approach. Execute CBP, Win & Retain funnel, Contact Matrix and execute Multi touchpoint contact strategy on and off-line. i.e. 20% Online Calls & 80% F2F Calls 

Setting SMART call objectives for each customer based on  

Business Insights to Activation Solution Selling 

Trends to Concept Solution Selling  

Gain insight and lead customer to the right solution with Pre-planned RAP & data recommendation via CRM Salesforce system & Marketo leads & handle potential objections  

Conduct F2F and Virtual Sampling, Ideation, Cooking Demo using culinary knowledge to secure new opportunities or increase volume usage by new menu applications or into existing dishes. Use relevant selling stories to help deliver the revenue savings and or efficiency improvements from UFS solutions  

In call follow up based on previous calls ie pantry checks, sampling follow up and RAP insights. 

Direct Transfer Orders to e-Com or Online Platforms (Trade Webshop, UFS Webshop)  

Provide F2F and Virtual Culinary Consultation to targeted operators and Chains customer along with Chef teams  

Demand Creation – Distributors/Trade Partners 

Build & Nurture relationships with key Trade Partners and local Distributor Sales Rep’s (DSRs)  

Implement Contact Matrix for Key Trade customers with a Squad approach (where possible) for more effective customer management  

Develop and execute Joint Business Planning (JBPs) with Selected Trade partners including Trade Term agreement, Sell out activities and DSRs & Trade team engagement & KPIs (Sell-out, Reach, Penetration, eCom, Digital Reach etc).  

Engage trade customers to gain alignment for Secondary Sales Data (SSD) partnerships with proof of value addition i.e. Traffic generation towards Trade Webshop via UFS campaigns. 

Close collaboration with Food Solutions Trade & eCom team & Implementation of Promotions by ensuring adequate stock availability and customer related activity to drive Sell-out  

Ensure timely submission & settlement of DT claims  

Digital & Data  

Responsible for 100% engagement on automated warm leads & targeted leads driven via CRM (Sales force automation tool.) 

Drive conversion of leads in territory 

Accountable for penetration strike rate target achievement based on automated Accounts & SKU prioritization. 

Drive digital buying behavior via ecommerce platforms (Webshop/trade Partner Webshop/pure players)  

Drive Social Media Engagement & attendance of UFS Webinars CRM Tool  

Data Enrichment – continuously enrich all operator data to ensure personalized content 

Implement Omni channel (On and Offline) contact strategy for your territory  

Strategic Selling skills  

Impactful F2F and Virtual Customer Engagement  

Full understanding of all Customers & UFS solutions  

Business Insights to Activation Solution Selling 

Sound understanding of all Offline & Online Touchpoints 

Familiarity of UFS CD Cycle 

Customer Business Planning  

Business Acumen  

Commercial Skills  

Negotiation Skills  

Digital & IT skills Incl. eCom, Salesforce, Marketo

Data & Analytical Skills - Ability to use data driven insights for execution 

Team player. Ability to work cross-functionally in order to deliver on customer needs 

Agility – Ability to adapt & Drive the change and flexibility to pivot self & others towards business requirements 

Strong Communication Skills. Ability to use all company digital tools for external & internal communications  

Knowing the Business: The ability to demonstrate awareness of the food industry, its markets  

Essential: 

2-3 years of working experience in the Foodservice Industry 

Proven track record in sales, preferably in the Foodservice Industry 

Digital & Social media

Desirable: 

Passion for Food and the OOH industry  

Preferable experience within the Culinary industry 

Leadership Behaviors 

Purpose & Service: works from purpose for the good of others. 

Personal Mastery: always brings their best self. 

Agility: constantly curious & courageous.  

Business Acumen: generates value in channels & customers. 

Consumer Love: creates better futures for our consumers, every day.  

Passion for High Performance: inspires the energy needed to win & grow. 

What We Can Offer You:   

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus OnSustainability  

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.  

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans/ Persons with Disabilities   

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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