Manager, Strategic Alliance Divisional Sales Support-Brighton, MI

Company Name:
Gordon Food Service
Recruiter Name: Alexis Howard, ext 76906
We are seeking a Manager, Strategic Alliance Divisional Sales Support-Brighton, MI for our North America Import and Commodity department (this position will cover the east side of Michigan inclusive of Saginaw, Gaylord and Northern Michigan) . As a Manager, Strategic Alliance Divisional Sales Support you will execute strategic sales and marketing initiatives to achieve volume and profit targets in support of sales goals and marketing plans as defined by Limson, NATL and Davis Creek Meats & Seafood.
Essential Functions include:
Interfaces and collaborates with GFS internal and external customers' vendors to achieve sales and margin goals.
Provides consultative services and product expertise to GFS Product Specialists and Sales Teams.
Analyze relevant reporting to drive effective decisions and achieve sales and margin goals.
Develop action plans to achieve Strategic Alliance goals for assigned regions.
Develop and utilizes existing training modules to plan and execute sales product training.
Analyze sales reports, market trends and forecasts to identify segments and account targets. Identify and present product and product trend information to internal and external customers.
Develop relationships with key internal and external customers supplying product expertise and market intelligence.
Provide problem analysis and resolution to Product Specialists, CDSs and customers on product related concerns.
Collaborates with Regional Chain Accounts to appropriately manage proprietary items.
Participate in the planning and execution of food shows, other related shows, and training events.
Attends appropriate GFS leadership meetings to identify opportunities for training and planning.
Provides input in and the creation of Divisional marketing plans and promotions.
Adheres to the Mission and Cornerstone Values and applicable practices of the organization.
Maintains knowledge of current developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related conferences, seminars, etc. Maintains peer relationships in the field to share issues and ideas.
Position requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing or other related field.
Two years previous product, marketing or internal sales experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
This position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and resource and time management skills.
Must have detailed knowledge of product and market trends and the link to business goals.
Must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of teams and individual CDS and be able to prioritize and schedule and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Observes legal and safety procedures.
Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.
Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, E-mail and Internet software applications.
What we offer our employees here at Gordon Food Service:
An environment where hard work, customer service and integrity are part of our operational practices and value system
Advancement opportunities
High-quality medical, dental & vision benefits
Matching 401k programs
Tuition Aid Reimbursement
Profit Sharing
Why Work for Gordon Food Service?
- Gordon Food Service Stewardship Report -
Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

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