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Specialist, Sales Solutions

New Orleans, LA
Why Work for KeHE?
  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $19.90/Hr. - $29.19/Hr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits after 30 days
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays


    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 Sales Solutions Specialist is responsible for in-store merchandising and execution driving sales growth opportunities and maintaining store partnerships. The Sales Solutions Specialist will maximize sales through product placement and will be responsible for executing Store Solutions activities and completion of store planogram sets. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision, and Values.

    Essential Functions
    • Execute sales strategy as developed by Account Manager and Retailer with a sense of urgency.
    • Effectively communicate with Retailer store personnel, merchandising manager, and Regional Directors, building strong partnerships.
    • Understand / Analyze product movement using PBI, to assist with void closures and gap opportunities to drive sales.
    • Share sales materials to educate store personnel on planogram integrity and optimization.
    • Conduct store sales surveys when needed prior to any new store, reset or re-merchandising project.
    • Manage and execute in-store initiatives, ensuring new item placement and void closure while maximizing awareness for customers, contributing to sales growth.
    • Supplement sales strategy in conjunction with sales leaders across the organization
    • Responsible for innovation and implementing plan-o-grams, educational aids, and merchandising techniques to drive customer traffic and sales revenue.
    • Impact sales revenue by influencing placement of products.
    • Responsible for successful rollout of new merchandise including communication and execution with store.
    • Effectively communicate with store personnel, merchandising manager and any other key personnel on projects, project planning, and timing of execution.
    • Execute on day-to-day completion of sales and merchandising activities.
    • Cost management of business expenses adhering to budgets set for Retailer.
    • Knowledge of product/categories, and merchandising techniques.
    • Foster a cross-functional environment with clear expectations and transparency.

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude
    • High school diploma/GED required (associate degree preferred).
    • Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) and relationship management skills with people at all organizational levels.
    • Ability to prioritize workload to have the most significant impact on customer satisfaction.
    • Proficient in using Excel, PowerPoint, PBI and other like tools.
    • Prior experience in food industry and/or code sensitive product environment preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify long-term issues, develop and implement strategies to address those issues, and link shorter-term activities to these strategies.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in attention to accuracy and detail.
    • Demonstrate competencies in the following areas: financial acumen, ability to collaborate, courage, sense of urgency, and effectively manage complexity of many priorities.
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours.
    • Ability and willingness to travel daily with overnight stay as needed to support the requirements of the position.
    • Follow established KeHE policies and procedures to accomplish the above accountabilities.
    • Other duties and special projects as requested to support the Retailer.

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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.