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Posted January 12th

Manager, National Chains Customers, W&C

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Posted January 12th

Manager, National Chains Customers, W&C

Cincinnati, Ohio






Full Time

Position Title: Manager, National Chains Customers, W&C

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (at least two weeks after last vaccine dose) and present proof of upon hiring unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief (effective December 8, 2021).

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.


Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

* Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

* Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

Position Summary

Plan, develop, communicate, sell, and implement national strategic initiatives and brand priorities in assigned National Chain Customers in close coordination with division sales, marketing teams and distributors. Leverage effective regional ideas in developing national level sales tactics. Develop specific account level sales and marketing strategies in concert with division marketing and the distributor, enabling tailored marketing plans for accounts falling within focus vicinities. Responsibilities will include creating customer level metrics to evaluate sales performance, establishing compliance metrics to enable monitoring of distributor follow-through, and strengthening and building relationships with key retailers in a defined number of regional accounts in the market. Coordinates pricing, negotiates and takes ownership of all programs that affect national accounts.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

Business Analysis Planning & Performance:

  • Deliver customer AOP by hitting the profit and volume targets. Accountable for retail customer plans and budgets. Ensures ROI analysis is completed against customer activities and initiatives. Provide standard monthly updates on strategic imperatives to DWD. Manage market level pricing plan on a monthly basis.

  • Distributor Management and Key Customer Sales Programming:

  • Reinforce PRUSA needs and WOW in line with distributor framework. Lead monthly performance management reviews. Build strong business relationships with target customers through vertical customer integration as well as distributor account executives and management. Ensure PRUSA strategic customer imperatives including national, regional and local KPIs are being achieved in line with AOP. Ensure distributor teams (overlay and general) are provided PRUSA based training inclusive of account level expectations and accountabilities. Actively engage in shaping the distributor dedicated (where applicable) culture and WOW to drive maximum performance. Take ownership of entire team.

  • Budget/Forecasting:

  • Own market level forecasts. Provide accurate and timely forecasts to RM and DWD's on case volume, value, budgets and profitability. Execute the plan while accurately forecasting monthly expectations on volume and spend.

  • Training:

  • Provide training of distribution reps, account executives and retailers on Pernod Ricard USA brands and target consumers; including use of ambassadors and other educational resources.

  • Nature & Scope

    Position typically works with the Division Wine Directors, Region Managers, Field Trade Marketing Managers, Brand Managers, Brand Ambassadors, Distributor Key Contact and Local Account Manager, and Brand Directors. Contacts also include brokers and PR USA vendor providers. Incumbent plans activities for this position bi-monthly, with individual initiative in daily routine. Decisions have national impact and can significantly affect the performance and profitability of Pernod Ricard USA.


    Education: Bachelor's degree required

    Experience/Background: A minimum of 5-7 plus years of proven success in sales serving a large number of diverse retailers; ideally, experience with distributors and direct key account or channel responsibility.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical field environment, with moderate demands for movement and lifting. Frequent travel to customer sites is required.

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    Cincinnati, Ohio