REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTHWEST REGION
Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Regional Sales Managers (RSM) are responsible for achieving growth goals against established KPI’s within a defined geographic region. RSM’s will also assist with completing sales initiatives across multiple Food Service channels, as needed to achieve organizational goals. The regional sales manager will provide sales leadership and direction to assigned broker partners while driving sales with distributors and operators.
This position will be based in a remote (home office) in either San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; or Dallas, TX.
- Regional expert for Pilgrim’s further processed products and plant capabilities.
- Deliver growth to region by managing all prepared foods foodservice distribution across customer segments, including Corporate Accounts (Sysco, US Foods, GFS, PFS/Reinhart, etc.) and significant Tier 2/3 distributors in order to exceed KPI’s
- Collaborate and coordinate with Director of Sales and key Broker personnel, to achieve overall growth targets within region.
- Deliver growth to region by managing all prepared foods foodservice distribution across customer segments, including Corporate Accounts (Sysco, US Foods, GFS, PFS/Reinhart, etc.) and significant Tier 2/3 distributors.
- Achieve budgeted sales objectives.
- Manage and maintain pipeline integrity within Pilgrim’s CRM platform.
- Establish sales relationship with top 3-5 large leveraged operators per region.
- Review analytics and conduct regular meetings with each broker market to measure results and adjust strategy.
- Negotiate program agreements for assigned Distributors and Operators as necessary.
- Plan, schedule, develop, and execute sales trainings and new product introductions with Broker offices, Distributors and top Operators.
- Support regional business development activities including food shows, sales meetings and trade shows.
- Regular collaboration with Division Leadership to develop regional strategies and execute national initiatives.
- Introduce and successfully gain distribution with new products and implement supporting programs.
- Effectively manage MDF dollars at a regional level to support growth initiatives with key Operators and Distributors.
- Stay abreast of marketplace needs and changes to include competitive activities and report information back to senior management.
- Ability to work in a remote office environment
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Must be able to travel 50+%
- 5+ years' experience in foodservice value-added sales
- Protein (poultry) experience preferred
- Broker management experience preferred
- Ability to represent Pilgrims and sell our brand and corporate mission
- Negotiation skills
- Basic computer skills-Microsoft Office
- Collaborative/Accountable/Results driven/ Detail Oriented
- Team Player
- Analytical and process oriented
- Able and willing to communicate effectively
- Desire to Win
- As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.
The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.