Are you a driven and motivated Sales professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, building relationships with customers, collaborating with great internal teams, being innovative to achieve business results? Then join one of the country’s top consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods! We have built a culture that places enormous value on each individual, our animals, the environment and the communities we all share. Smithfield Foods and our Sales teams are consistently evolving and looking for individuals that can help foster relationships and achieve results to impact our bottom line!
As a Sales Team member, your primary responsibility would be introducing and placing new products with customers, executing organizational initiatives, and driving sales on key items with strategic customers for long-term growth. Whether it is bacon, ham, fresh pork or another product category you will work directly with the customers and cross-functional with everyone from Business Management to our Plant Operations to deliver the service and products to our customers and consumers.
The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for achieving assigned regional sales goals and growth through effective sales planning and execution. Works with members of the sales chain to achieve sales targets. Emphasizes growth through development of new customers as well as the maintenance and growth of existing customers. Introduces and places new products with customers, executes organizational initiatives and drives sales of key items with strategic customers for long-term growth. Collaborates directly with our broker partners to drive consumer packaged goods execution, distribution and new item placement in respective territory.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 7+ years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Must understand the dynamics of the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.
Must have a solid understanding of customer focused and fact based selling, including IRI, Neilsen and Perishable Group data.
Understanding of product cuttings – comfort and knowledge of product attributes.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
High level of written and verbal communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
Knowledge and experience with Apple software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
SAP experience, preferred.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
Veterans have a variety of backgrounds, and to match that, Smithfield offers a variety of careers. Areas of possibility include: