Project Manager, Sales Strategy at KeHE Distributors

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Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Project Manager, Sales Strategy will work closely with the EVP, Chain Grocery, and be responsible for managing channel projects, analyzing data to support strategic decisions, and coordinating and executing the agenda and strategy for the Chain Grocery account teams. The Project Manager, Sales Strategy will organize, align, and communicate strategic priorities with and for the EVP, Chain Grocery, and own or identify owners for projects to ensure overall efficient and consistent operations for the teams and their customers. This is a highly cross-functional role that intersects business analytics, project management, and process improvement, requiring effective internal collaboration.


Essential Functions

  • Prioritize, strategically and tactically oversee key projects, and manage critical business issues to ensure focus, efficiency, and impact.
    • Ensure that coordination, alignment of objectives, and timelines support the overall business strategy.
    • Identify opportunities and provide recommendations for process optimization and efficiency
  • Ease decision making by striving to provide full information at point of decision and by serving as a reliable, trusted, and fair channel for all stakeholders. 
  • Collect and analyze data providing support, predictions, and accountability to the EVP and account teams. 
    • Monitor and maintain KPI and/or WIG focus and execution. 
    • Present business-wide analytics. 
    • Make recommendations to EVP and leaders on improved performance
  • Coordinate strategic meetings, documentation, and deliverables. Sets pace for meeting key timelines, manages expectations, and ensures all collateral ready for review. As needed, serves as a proxy for the EVP Chain Grocery in meetings.
  • Build messaging/presentations to support the strategic messaging for the Chain Grocery groups.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

• College degree combined with corporate general management experience and increasing responsibility. Master’s degree preferred.
• Strong project management experience. Experience managing large or complex projects and comfort with ambiguity.
• Strong analytical background with the ability to translate data into strategic actions.
• Demonstrated ability to be proactive and diplomatic.
• Experience managing people.

• Must be able to work in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment interfacing between Sr. Executives, senior leadership and the organization working to ensure all preparations are made to promote productivity and efficiency
• Strategic thinker with effective diplomatic and proactive leadership skills to translate data into insights and actions that will drive the organization forward.
• Highly credible, collaborative, and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
• Extremely trustworthy with the ability to handle confidential matters and sensitive information or situations with discretion
• Strong ability to build presentations and communicate content/vision clearly and thoroughly to a large audience of stakeholders
• Strong understanding of business financials and process improvement
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Expert skills in Excel and PowerPoint

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Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of cuisine options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking

An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is great and exciting, sure. But if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.


Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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