Area Manager – Unilever Brands!
Companyis one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies
specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing
services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and
consumer packaged goods.The Company services a variety of trade channels
including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar,
club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap
between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best
products available in the marketplace today.
Area Manager is responsible for achieving and maintaining all Client and
Customer standards by overseeing and directing activities of Retail Sales
Specialists and Merchandisers within an assigned territory. This person works
closely with Business Development Managers, Clients, Store Managers, and
various retail personnel to ensure retail business objectives are met.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Development: work on the achievement of in-store retail excellence goals by
building goodwill with the trade and Clients, timely new item retail placement,
and ensure completion of all retail projects
Audits: will work on the achievement of Client goals and objectives by
effectively managing and directing retail personnel, conducting store audits,
and executing all retail projects. Will increase brand representation and
effectiveness through establishing and maintaining trade and Client
relationships and by conducting Client work with appointments.
Merchandising: work with Customer and Client Team (regional) to establish priorities
and tactics against objectives and business needs.
will work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new
items in all authorized stores.
Standards and Conditions: will authorize items to meet Client shelf schematic
Coverage; oversee call coverage through scheduling merchandisers and reviewing
Expense Control: Budgeting and expense control with the goal of coming in under
budget and having excellent control of expenses.
Certified Trainers - ongoing field level support and training
will complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries,
timesheets, expense reports, performance evaluations etc.
retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using
company-wide processes, tools and resources
delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Driving is an essential duty and function of this job
Study/Area of Experience: Business Administration
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Highly computer literate with a proficiency in Computer Software to
include: MS Windows, Spreadsheet (Excel), Word-processing (Word), and
advanced presentation application software (PowerPoint).
- Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with minimum
- Must have strong organizational skills
- Mathematical and analytical skills needed
- Ability to work a flexible schedule as required
& Physical Requirements
be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed
primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for
extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone,
ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up
to 10 pounds.
Information RegardingThe Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Companyis committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment
practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion,
age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital
status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal
convictions, or any other category protected by law.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.The
Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or
change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign
additional job responsibilities.The Company shall provide reasonable
accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or
employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job,
or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Employee understands that neither the provision of the Job Description nor any
representation in this document creates a guarantee or contract of employment
for any specified period of time or changes the nature of Employee’s
employment, which can only be modified in a writing signed by the CEO.