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Business Account Manager, Vet Channel, Los Angeles

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Date: Oct 4, 2017

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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If you are passionate about our company mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Business Account Manager (BAM) for our Vet Channel, based out of your home office in or around Los Angeles, California. As a BAM for Hill's Pet Nutrition, you will assume headquarter customer management responsibilities for key customers, which will include 40% overnight travel.

 

The primarily responsibilities for this role include customizing and implementing Hill’s retail environment & brand strategies to grow market share and associate brand recommendation within the customer base. The BAM develops and executes customer specific 6P plans to achieve the Hill’s commercial goals of net sales, share, margin, while spending within gross-to-net guidelines. BAMs at this level will have focus on larger, more complex customers based on higher net sales, higher store counts, larger geographical footprint, stronger marketplace influence, higher customer sophistication, and other customer complexities. Strong leadership is needed to engage customers at the highest level with strategic plans.

 

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Develops, executes and monitors the 6P plans versus goal for key Hill’s customers at varying levels of Revenue and complexity
  • Develops and maintains process/plan to analyze each customer’s business. Evaluates business trends, shopper insights, and learning’s from post analysis of executed activities, which includes high utilization of customer consumption data.
  • Develops and executes customer meetings to influence support of Hill’s Go-to-Market plans with each customer (minimum (1) per month)
  • Develops and executes annual strategic plans and initiatives to achieve the commercial goals. Engages customer on category growth expectations.
  • Customizes specific shopper programs with Hill’s shopper marketing, leveraging Hill’s brand strategies to drive incremental retail sales
  • Execute sales plans and resolve issues through both the customer and internal commercial teams, including Marketing, Supply Chain and Store Operations. 
  • Builds and maintains Colgate Business Planner to reflect baseline sales and promotion plans.  Manage customer payments
  • Develops category and brand solutions for each customer that will drive the Hill’s business.
  • Collaborates with Hill’s BDM & Retail Marketing team to execute the Hill’s retail environment and brand strategy within investment guidelines
  • Drives forward actions in monthly customer planning meetings to review actuals plus plan-to-go with manager, BDM & Finance

 

Education/ Experience Requirements

 

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree or higher
  • Minimum of 10 years of Field Sales experience calling on retail stores (or corporate sales experience)
  • Proficient computer skills in Excel, Word, Power Point

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing key accounts/headquarter accounts

 

Expected Areas of Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

 

  • Strong computer skills in Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Excellent business presentation ability and a skilled communicator
  • Strong influence and negotiations skills for win-win solutions with persistence, compromise, and respect
  • Adept at finding common ground, identifying vital interests, and understanding the customer’s underlying priorities
  • Strong analytical skills to develop 6P recommendations that result in optimized consumption based on consumption data, shopper and consumer insights
  • Manages ambiguity and strategize solutions for the customer’s business and 6P plan performance and quickly develop alternative plans as needed
  • Works effectively across functions, channels, and categories to align priorities, solve problems, optimize resources, and drive effective execution

     

    Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment

     

Hill’s employees in this position also enjoy:

  • Fully paid company vehicle
  • Between 26 - 27.5% target bonus
  • Company provided home office equipment, laptop, and iPad

 

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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