Director of Sales, Fresh - Remote at KeHE Distributors

| West Suburbs | Remote
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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 Director Sales, Fresh will plan, direct, coordinate and strongly influence the development and execution of sales, marketing and merchandising programs to grocery channel food stores and other independent retailers that meet regional and company financial goals.
Essential Functions
  • Develop and execute sales plans and programs to ensure the sales and profit growth of Plentiful Planet brands meet or exceed budgeted goals
  • Develop and analyze profitability reports for all significant retail customers and implement action plans for improvement as needed
  • Lead the development of new business sales initiatives
  • Establish effective coordination and communication of sales information/activities internally to all division and corporate sales personnel, and externally to all customers and vendors
  • Responsible for education, training and development of KeHE sales force with regards to the features, benefits and merchandising solutions of Plentiful Planet brands
  • Responsible for the analysis and distribution of category management information and initiatives
  • Conduct key account presentations for new and existing business
  • Support regional promotional programs and present at regional sales meetings
  • Participate in regional and national trade events and represent the company through public speaking and participation in industry associations
  • Must maintain good attendance
  • Maintain safe work practices
  • Maintain safeguards of confidential company information
  • Other duties and special projects as requested

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of sales, marketing, and merchandising management experience, preferably in the grocery products industry.
  • Proficiency with MS Office required and a thorough understanding of industry, market, and consumer trends a must.

Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:
  • Must possess strong cognitive, reasoning, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must have a high energy level and be comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible.
  • Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Must be resourceful, highly dependable, efficient and detailed oriented.
  • Must have the ability to establish credibility and be decisive while being able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities. Need to be service oriented while being assertive/persuasive.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and management personnel.

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KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.
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Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of food options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking | 100% Remote work for most IT jobs, otherwise "Hybrid"

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 fun and exciting, 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

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