Strategic Account Manager
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
**Strategic Account Manager - Away From Home Sales**
As the Strategic Account Manager, you will be responsible for selling company coffee, brewing systems and accessories to leading distributor partners in the Away From Home division. You will report to the Director of Sales and will be a key member of the Away From Home Sales team. You will represent the company to the account, and the account to the company, in all sales-oriented activities. Your retention and growth of the account will have a strategically significant impact on the success of the company. In order to achieve your objectives, you must utilize strategic thinking to create joint business plans, influence external stakeholders, and solve for highly complex customer opportunities.
This is a remote home office role based anywhere on the East Coast that allows easy access to travel throughout the East region.
**What you will do:**
+ Demonstrate strong strategic sales and negotiation skills
+ Motivate and coach distributor partner sales teams to better sell the KDP portfolio to their customers
+ Develop and execute specific programs, pricing and contract details internally and externally
+ Organize and lead external quarterly business planning meetings
+ Collaborate with cross-functional partners to drive growth, especially Marketing and Commercialization teams
+ Contribute to development of an Annual Operating Plan (AOP), measured by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
+ Utilize strong communication with all stakeholders regarding customer, channel and industry insights
+ Effectively manage trade systems and investments
+ Execute collaborative planning and forecasting processes with distributor partners
+ Manage and maintain contractual agreements with distributor partners
+ Proactively share best practices with peers
**What you must have:**
+ Bachelor's degree and minimum 15 years of experience preferred, or Master's degree and minimum 9 years of experience preferred
+ Experience in Fortune 500 company, or in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Beverage, Small Appliance or related industries preferred
+ Experience successfully developing sales plans and executing on them to consistently produce results
+ Demonstrated leadership skills, exhibiting a high degree of drive and energy to deliver growth
+ Strong strategic thinking ability able to problem solve while maintaining focus on the larger goal
+ Ability to organize and prioritize through disciplined planning
+ Complete PC proficiency, able to develop oral and visual presentations clearly communicating complex topics
+ Ability to travel up to 50%
**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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**Job ID** _2019-15341_
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