Retail Activation Manager

The Judge Group
Published
April 26, 2021
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: negotiable
Description: Our client, a very top consumer products/durables leader in the industry, is currently seeking a California based Retail Activation Manager.  Remote based in California (can be Northern or Southern).  Newly added National Retail Activation Managers across the country due to growth.  The roles are very similar to a Field Marketing Manager in responsibilities - partnering with sales and marketing and training the retailers and Account Managers.  One of the very top VP's Retail Marketing (who I placed) leading this initiative.  Overachieving bonus payout on top of generous compensation and benefits package!

Job Summary:
Develop and direct the company’s efforts to affect positive change in marketing, merchandising, training, and instore experience to improve overall business growth and expand relationships with customers while developing a strategic plan to continue development and implementation of the Retail program. Mentor and collaborate with sales representatives in the field while supporting the Regional Sales Director.
Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct internal trainings with the objective to elevate Regional Sales team proficiency in a measurable way.
  •  Set competencies goals with Regional Sales Leaders and provide end of year review 
  •  Coaches and mentors Account Managers on integral best practices and performance objectives. 
  • Lead training and implementing within the Region. 
  • Work with Retail owners to customize content to meet Regional needs & priorities. 
  • Participate in Regional staff calls and Regional leadership calls. 
  • Ride along with Account Manager for customer-facing meetings on a regular schedule to present and improve the sales effectiveness of the Region's strategies 
  • Focus on the largest regional accounts which are not currently being captured by dedicated CMM support or their account prioritization and planning scope. 
  • Role contributions within these accounts include presentations, meeting participation, project management, how to present insights and sell-in solutions and create plans to implement. Ride along with Account Managers for a day of development 
  • Design Co-marketing strategies with top accounts  
  • Measure account level results and capture best practices based on KPIs
  • Responsible for growing region revenue, profit, margin, share to achieve budgeted goals. 
  • Analyze sales history, provide insights and articulate drivers in variance between sales and forecast to support top projects 
  • Present monthly on analysis, insights, wins, obstacles, and best practices. 
  • Develop an annual plan on the page for key initiatives that benefit and complement Regional strategies. 
  • Voice of field and retailers in creating content 
  • Leverage shopper, customer, and category insights to create and deploy comprehensive (annual) marketing, merchandising, training, and in-store plans for assigned customers. 
  • Strong thought leadership in creating advertising strategies and creative that builds the brands and customer’s brand. 
  • Collaborate with brand management, consumer marketing, and sales to ensure alignment of brand objectives. 
Ideal Candidate Possesses These Attributes: •Strong strategic thinker with the proven ability to develop and activate breakthrough solutions. •Strong Marketing generalist with proven ability to manage, motivate & lead people and process. •Compelling storyteller that’s able to influence the organization @ multiple levels. •Demonstrates the ability to apply macro trends, insights, channel, competition and industry knowledge to influence key stakeholders. •Has highly developed project, vendor management and multi-tasking skills. •High business acumen & strong analytical skills. Must be able to understand basic P&L structures •Organized, good communication skills both orally and in writing •Ability to multi-task and run multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment. •Solid understanding of retail channel dynamics. •Solid working knowledge of digital marketing channels. •A passionate ambassador for the brand with the ability to convey the corporate message (vision and strategy) convincingly to the customer •Unwavering personal integrity and ability to build relationships based on trust and respect •A player coach who can clearly articulate a vision and ensure its implementation •Ability to build strong collaborative relationships internally across multiple functions and externally with customers and vendors •Process and solution oriented, keeps the long term in the forefront while solving for the short term •Creative and capable of taking smart risks to enhance standards. •Ability to execute a concept and scale it across a Region Internal and External Interfaces: Member of the Sales organization •Reports to: Retail Edge Director •Direct Reports: indirect influence for Field Sales Consultants, Territory Sales Managers and Key Account Managers. Internal Partners •Marketing •Product Development •Category Management •Customer Service External Partners •Retailers •Vendors 
Qualifications: •Bachelors Degree required •3+ years of sales or marketing experience •Strong foundational level of marketing understanding, knowledge, and capability •Strategic and executional expertise •Proven success at managing account relationship •Executive presence •Strong business acumen •Organized and results-oriented 
Join this successful team number one in their industry with strong career opportunities and future!  Please send qualified resumes to:  [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

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