Key Account Manager (Milwaukee/Chicago)

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Job Description: 

Green Spoon, an established Natural foods broker representing the best organic and natural food lines grocery shelves, is looking for a Key Account Manager for Midwest conventional grocery accounts, based in the Milwaukee/Chicago or surrounding area. This will primarily be a home office position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with assigned Key Accounts and their category managers as well as Distributors (UNFI / KEHE, ETC.)
  • Work with the team to continuously improve effectiveness and productivity.
  • Be proactive in supporting retailers, distributors with store openings, distributor tabletops, Expo, etc.
  • Develop and recommend strategic /sound promotional plans for key principals
  • Collaborate with Green Spoon leadership team to generate ideas for growing our Principals’ business and make suggestions for improvement. Includes strategic discussion on handling Supermarket/ Conventional business as convergence of two channels continues.

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • Present and receive buyer approvals for new lines/skus at assigned key accounts
  • Develop and work closely with UNFI / KEHE representatives of assigned accounts
  • Secure prime placement in planograms.
  • Prepare and submit New Items Forms, Distributor and Retail Promotions, etc.
  • Secure key retailer appointments for our principals
  • Attend retailer meetings with principals and collaborate on all paperwork and reporting
  • Manage and oversee category review calendars that pertain to our principals

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of relevant natural/conventional grocery experience selling to HQ
  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Organic and natural experience preferred
  • The ideal candidate will be located in the Chicagoland area (Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago suburbs, etc.)

BENEFITS:

  • Full-time, salary with strong benefits package


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.




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