Area Sales and Distribution Manager

At Schwan's Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron¬ , Freschetta¬ , and Tony's¬ pizzas, Pagoda¬ snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's¬ and Edwards¬ desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at http://www.schwanscompany.com
Who We Are
One walk down the frozen-food aisle and you can see Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc. has a product for every taste. Schwan's Consumer Brands is the retail subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, a global leader among branded frozen-food companies. The following are some brands/products sold through Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc. ‚€“ RED BARON¬ , TONY'S¬ and FRESCHETTA¬ pizzas, MRS. SMITH'S¬ and EDWARDS¬ desserts, PAGODA EXPRESS¬ appetizers and snacks.
As an Area Sales & Distribution Manager, you will be responsible for managing the sales and distribution activities for assigned depots. You will also be responsible for managing staff to achieve sales distribution, merchandising goals, and maximization of store level sales opportunities through in-store promotions and customer service.
Manage sales and distribution activities
Manage the preparation of sales forecasts to generate replenishment plans
Manage the hiring, training and development of all direct reports
Prepare and present financial and budget reports to management on status and key performance indicators
Monitor ongoing depot operations performance, communicate results and identify areas for improvement
Manage customer relationships through communication between sales, merchandising and distributions operations
Ensure compliance with all company safety, policies and procedures
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
5 or more years of related experience
Valid Driver License
Basic computer skills
Must obtain a CDL within 30 days of hire
Flexible work location
Ability to work from home
Some overnight travel required
Requires 40 ‚€“ 50% travel locally
Medical and Dental Insurance
401K Company Match
3 weeks paid vacation
Discount on Schwan's Home Service products
Area Sales & Distribution Manager to Zone Sales Manager to Sr. Director, Field Sales
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

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