The National Account Executive III will work with integrated customer team to manage key aspects of the business relationship with Kroger HQ. A well-qualified associate will lead the HQ relationship for a portion of Coca-Cola's DSD portfolio with Kroger HQ.
The position is located in Cincinnati, OH and reports to the VP of HQ Sales Kroger Team.
- Develops and implements Joint Annual Business Plans which support key business objectives for Kroger's 18+ Large Store divisions and over 10MM eq. cases annually.
- Acts as system-wide expert on strategy, business systems, and operating philosophy of Kroger for select DSD Categories.
- Ensures flawless execution of programs throughout the system with Kroger's 18 Divisions.
- Leads cross functional support team on internal and external strategies and initiatives.
- Develops Annual Business Plan with input from Kroger HQ and Bottling system that outlines key strategies and initiatives for Coca-Cola growth that meets & exceeds Kroger objectives.
- Negotiates for Value to gain agreement with Kroger HQ on annual National business plan.
- Grows level of customer satisfaction, maintains win/win business relationship, and ensures effective communication with all key buying influences.
- Manages communication with Bottling system and Kroger Team Field Account Executives to ensure consistent application of strategies and flawless execution of programs as outlined in the Annual Business Plan.
- Aligns system resources and collaborates cross-functionally to implement marketing and operational programs according to plan, schedule and budget.
- Acts as a system-wide customer expert to ensure that the Coca-Cola system understands Kroger objectives, strategies, positioning and needs and that Company programs are consistent with their needs.
- Responsible for problem solving operational or executional issues with customer and/or bottlers.
- Accountable for delivering annual plan and P&L (Profit & Loss statement) and owns the stewardship of the end-to-end value chain.
- Accountable for aligning dedicated cross-function team to successfully deliver planned forecast, checkbook management, CCF and CTM for Kroger against planned initiatives.
Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience. EXPERIENCE:
- Five to seven years of progressive responsibility with National account management in large consumer goods organization.
- Complex selling knowledge with proven ability to create and sell-in customer specific promotional programs & key initiatives.
- Knowledge of bottler environment and systems and business development planning experience.
- Knowledge of trade fund and common business analytics.
- General management experience and skill set.
- Proven ability to manage needs and concerns of multiple stakeholders across various business systems.
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