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Land O'Lakes Inc. Regional Sales Manager- Specialty Cheeses (Central U.S.)-R-9702 in Arden Hills, Minnesota

Join Land O'Lakes, and you join boundless thinkers and doers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with some of America's favorite brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United, Vermont Creamery and KozyShack, and more.You'll be joining a team committed to e verything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the grain that animals eat to produce milk, to marketing the final product, like our many legendary products.We're looking for audacious optimists and innovative thinkers to help us meet food's toughest challenges.Regional Sales Manager- Specialty Cheeses (Central U.S.)The Land O'Lakes specialty sales team, responsible for managing the Vermont Creamery and Philia brands, is currently recruiting for the open position of Regional Sales Manager - Central. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and managing the organizations overall relationship and business with key retail, distributor and broker partners. These include, and are not limited to, Whole Foods, Cub, Roundy's, Central Markets, Jewel, Heinen's, LFHI, Kowalski, Hy-Vee, Meijer and independent retail and foodservice distributors and brokers. They will responsible for delivering annual high growth sales targets for the existing customer portfolio and winning new business opportunities across the market in retail/foodservice channels.Required Education and Experience:4-year degree, or higher or equivalent work experience5 or more years of consumer package goods sales experience, with strong knowledge of specialty/natural, mass, chain and club retail channelsTravel up to 30% (overnights and out of state travel required)IRI, Strong financial (trade management) acumen, P.and.L experienceSelf-starting, goal directed with proven ability to achieve results through self and othersExcellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, persuasive skillsIntellectual curiosity and strong analytical skills with the ability to process large amounts of data and develop recommendations and action plans accordinglyAbility to perform effectively in a team and matrixed environmentAction bias with an ability to manage shifting and multiple prioritiesProven ability to build effective multi-level cross functional relationshipsProficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, ExcelPreferred Experience:Knowledge of specialty cheeseTerritory: from Ohio to Minnesota down to TexasLand O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy .Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.EOE is the Law ( English | Spanish | Chinese )EOE is the Law Supplement ( English | Spanish | Chinese )Land O'Lakes EOE Policy StatementPay Transparency NoticeDrug and Alcohol PolicyEqual Opportunity Employer minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity