Sep 20, 2019

Branch Manager

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Columbia, MD, USA
General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich ®, Nathan's Famous ®, Farmland ®, Armour ®, Farmer John ®, Kretschmar ®, John Morrell ®, Cook's ®, Gwaltney ®, Carando ®, Margherita ®, Curly's ®, Healthy Ones ®, Morliny ®, Krakus ® and Berlinki ®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.


The Branch Manager provides professional leadership in all aspects of Branch Management including but not limited to Market Development, Sales Execution, Operational Excellence and the Development and Training of Sales Representatives, Supervisors and General Workers.




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Job Requirements

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.

  • Must have a college degree from a regionally accredited university or an equivalent combination of education and at least 5 years of managerial experience with a proven track record of success. MBA preferred.
  • Consumer Packaged Goods sales experience preferred - Direct Retail Sales experience a plus - DSD experience preferred
  • 5 years prior supervisory experience required - Route Management experience preferred
  • A valid Driver's License with a good driving record is required, a CDL-B driver’s license must be obtained within 90 days of start date; the individual must pass a Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) written test plus a D.O.T. physical and drug screen. Local management administers a driving test
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to focus and manage multiple priorities and motivate a large team
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong, effective relationships with customers and functional groups
  • Strong leadership experience.
  • Computer Skills Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) Required - previous experience with Blacksmith a plus.
  • 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.

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