Senior Director Fresh Foods (Club) - Meat

Overview:
We are a company of exceptional people who work with major consumer brands (CPG). Our Senior Directors take pride our clients and customers and work diligently to increase the market share of the brands we represent. Senior Directors serve as the primary contact to Acosta clients and customers and are the strategic development, creative development and tactical execution of our fresh operations in clubs.
Qualified candidates must have experience in meat, Food Service (service deli /club caf?), produce and/or bakery categories. In addition, we are seeking self-motivated, passionate professionals who have the following experience profile:
Responsibilities:
+ Partner with Acosta clients and customers to maximize profitability.
+ Manage, influence, and expand customer and client relationships.
+ Develop strategies to address defined opportunities, scope and manage solutions that have a significant impact on our customer?s success.
+ Coordinate customer needs with Director of Fresh Foods and coordinate initiatives with the team to ensure objectives are met.
+ Develop and communicate category plans to address client priorities, opportunities and expectations.
+ Create goals that support strategic visions of the organization.
+ Evaluate the Fresh Operations team performance based on established goals to ensure client and customer needs are met.
+ Establish budgetary guidelines for the team and ensure targets are met.
+ Review and approve program manuals and merchandising tools prior to deployment.
+ Continually identify and communicate improvement opportunities.
+ Provide feedback on the effectiveness of our customer?s and clients' strategies, selling programs, and initiatives.
+ Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
+ 5+ years of experience of retail related to meat, Food Service (service deli /club caf?), produce and/or bakery categories.
+ Bachelor?s degree or equivalent work experience.
+ Ability to work independently and autonomously.
+ Ability to engage and influence teams.
+ Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have consistent follow-through and be organized.
+ Must have strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making and financial analysis.
+ Must have a valid driver?s license.
+ Must be willing to travel up to 75%.
+ Must be willing to non-traditional hours, including weekends.
+ This position requires that you drive on behalf of Acosta Sales & Marketing, and as such, any DUI/DWI conviction in the past 36 months will be an immediate disqualifier for this position.
+ Certification in Food Safety preferred.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job ID _2016-115548_
Work City _Bentonville_
PCN _180335_
Work State _US_ _-_ _AR_ _-_ _Bentonville_
Position Type _Regular Full-Time_
Work Zip _72712_
Starting average hours per week _37.5 +_ f4a31bb20c9f4826b6552a6d2c6a20c9

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