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Posted May 20th

Dir Trade Development SGWS IL

Chicago, Illinois


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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

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Posted May 20th

Dir Trade Development SGWS IL

Chicago, Illinois

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Overview

Serve as the primary liaison between the local market and designated suppliers and lead a team in becoming experts at generating supplier program activations that deliver exceptional results. Develop strategic direction for priorities of subordinates to meet volume and value targets through optimal allocation of resources and adherence to brand strategy/standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain constant communication modes between Division field sales team and supplier marketing (brand & local)
  • Implement and drive company-wide sales strategies to achieve sales goals
  • Plan, execute and evaluate sales, promotion, and marketing programs
  • Lead and direct the Supplier Planning Initiatives, including supplier meetings, programming communication, and business review/planning meeting with SGWS leadership
  • Direct the design, planning, and implementation of new and existing marketing initiatives that align with supplier goals
  • Manage purchasing, supplier shipment, and local delivery of assigned-supplier portfolios for incentive planning and inventory
  • Ensure brand pricing and gross profit is aligned to strategy by channel
  • Assist Commercial Finance team in the management of funds and banks as related to local marketing and brand planning
  • Utilize various available analytic tools to identify local market intelligence and opportunities – consumer shifts/trends, channel dynamics, key account (NAOP/ chains) dynamics, etc.
  • Ensure all business intelligence program tracking is accurate, timely and aligns with regional and individual state reporting

Additional Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and enhance relationships with the trade through participation in food/wine/industry-related events
  • Survey retail outlets monthly to determine and track competing brands and wholesalers
  • Coach, direct, and counsel team on overall performance; define expectations and monitor progress
  • Attract, retain, and motivate the team to maintain an engaging work environment and to ensure sound policies and procedures adhered to
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Seven years of relevant experience
  • Able to obtain and meet industry licensing requirements as needed
  • Must possess a valid driver license and secure and maintain auto-liability insurance by state laws

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time may include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or mobile device
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time may include driving throughout the day with segments up to 2 hours
  • May require lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 56lbs

 

This position is deemed a safety-sensitive position.  As such, any person who is given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a
drug test.

 

Location
Chicago, Illinois