Constellation Brands, Inc.
This position is responsible for selling and executing the sales and marketing programs for key national chain accounts. Responsibilities include planning, executing and coordinating of the Annual Business Plan for assigned customers while driving accountability at the distributor level. This position is also responsible for the development and profitability of assigned market segments. Incumbents develop rapport with high-level personnel from marketing, operations, and category management to accomplish set sales goals. Has the responsibility for the development and implementation of National Sales Programs within assigned account(s).
Sell new and expanded distribution of Constellation Brands Beer Division brands to multi-unit, regional and franchise chain accounts. Including Large Format Grocery, Mass Merchandiser, and Convenience Store customers.
Develop, sell, and implement custom created promotional programs to listed off-premise accounts.
Communicate sales results to Constellation Brands field sales and distributor networks to ensure execution of retail plans and promotions.
Sell against National priorities and leverage national retail promotions in conjunction with customized regional programs to deliver sales and distribution plans in assigned account base.
Work with National Sales Team Leads or Channel Vice Presidents to meet National Accounts sales and distribution annual business plans by developing national and regional off-premise chain account programming where needed.
Act as the number one business contact and partner between Constellation Brands and the National Account business base to ensure that Constellation is recognized as the category leader.
Manage budget allocations, ROI, and other financial responsibilities. Execute against account plans and retail budget in order to maximize set sales goals.
Manage Travel and Expense as well as Constellation Tactical Funds (CTF) budgets in order to maximize ROI.
Preparation and delivery of detailed and professional sales presentations for account business reviews and sales calls.
Uncover opportunities and grow volume in target account base.
Performs additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by management.
A Bachelor s degree preferred or equivalent job experience in the consumer products industry.
A minimum of 5-8 years sales experience in the beverage alcohol industry (malt beverage preferred) with two years experience selling to the Off-Premise trade. A strong understanding of category management is required.
Proven track record in building good relationships with customers as well as internal associates.
Demonstrated ability to take the initiative to gather and use customer feedback to identify customer and market needs and challenges.
Demonstrated diligence and ability to follow through on all commitments (internal and external stakeholders).
Excellent written and oral communication skills and must be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to achieve performance goals with a minimum of direction.
Proven analytical skills and understanding of syndicated data and its applicability to the beer category is required.
Computer literacy with the ability to learn and use various software including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and e-mail programs such as IBM Lotus Notes.
Demonstrated technical skills required for the preparation of professional and effective sales presentations.
Ability to use Business Information Tools such as Cognos 7 and 8 (SMART and The BAR), and specialized customer tools. Ability to learn and use other internal systems such as Retail Vision and Ad Track.
Ability to travel a minimum of 25% of his/her working time, including up to 5 hrs driving time.
Management skills in order to effective develop the skills and capabilities of resources under his/her supervision to meet business objectives (if applicable).
**Physical Requirements/Work Environment**
Must be able to stand, walk, sit.
Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.
Use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
Climb or balance stairs/ladders.
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.
Must have close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Must have a valid driver's license, be able to drive a car and travel via plane/train as needed.
Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Los Angeles, California
Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).
**C** **onstellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy.**
Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world s leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey.
Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, about 40 facilities and approximately 8,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com.
Constellation Brands, Inc.
Website : http://www.cbrands.com
Constellation Brands is a leading wine, beer and spirits company with a broad portfolio of premium brands. Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, the number three beer company in the U.S. and the leading multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.