Acosta Sales & Marketing Outside Sales Representative in Lees Summit, Missouri

Overview

Primary responsibility includes increasing sales, market share and profit for Client and Acosta by calling on Retail District Managers and Market Managers. Responsible for building strong relationships with customer accounts resulting in deep market penetration within a specific division and/or geography. This person will assist with field education on client brand essentials, existing and new product lines.

The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following ACOSTA values:

People Minded – Must show dignity and respect to all people

Integrity – Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior

Results Oriented – Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed

Trust – Must be honest, sincere and confident

Teamwork – Must build trusting relationships

Innovation – Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision

Balance – Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life

Responsibilities

Essential Functions of this Position:

  1. Increase sales, market share and profit by calling on senior retail management with retails (i.e. District Managers and Market Managers)

  2. Serve as the subject matter expert and advocate for the client brand category product lines

  3. Provide field training support and expertise

  4. Expand customer relationships beyond normal day-to-day contacts

  5. Personally call on all decision-makers at the customer to sell business plans, programs and concepts that improve long-term business results.

  6. Achieve competitively superior in-store presence in the assigned markets

  7. Collaborate with Retail Business Managers on all major retail initiatives (new product introductions, selling drives, contests, etc.).

8.Effectively use knowledge of customer, market and principal—involve marketing, technology and administrative resources to accomplish objectives.

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  1. Provide information on local competitive activity, customer feedback/needs, and market place successes in order to identify similar client/customer opportunities.

  2. Complete special projects as requested.

Qualifications

Minimal Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED

Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience; Bachelor Degree preferred

  • 1+ years of relevant experience within Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

  • Comprehensive understanding of the marketplace and strong communication skills.

  • Strong sales presentation, resilience, determination and flexibility

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Expertise in Microsoft software: PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook and thorough knowledge of web based applications.

  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Job ID 2018-156617

Work City Lees Summit

PCN 104124

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 64063

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs