National Accounts Manager, Grocery

Farmer's Fridge

Food and Beverage

Full Time

Chicago

1 week ago

Farmer’s Fridge is on a mission to make it simple for everyone to eat well. We serve healthy, handcrafted meals and snacks from our growing network of 400+ Smart Fridges (software-enabled vending machines). We are striving to change the food system from the ground up – one Fridge or delivery at a time. 

We are a team that cares -– about the business, the impact our product makes, and each other. We are data-driven, innovative, and quick to move on a good idea. We are looking for people who want to collaborate in an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture and have a passion to succeed.

About the Role:

The National Account Manager, Grocery is accountable for delivering a broad and deep relationship with our key grocery retail partners, ensuring a longer term strategic relationship is maintained. You will aim to increase market share and deliver incremental contributions while ensuring account retention. The role requires a highly motivated person that is a builder - this person will not inherit a playbook and will be tasked with leading our growth within the grocery retail segment. You'll work with buyers, department VPs, and other internal and external personnel  to develop strategies that align with the strategic priorities of Farmer’s Fridge and our partners. You will have global revenue responsibility, will own sales penetration and growth strategy plan, and will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Strategic alignment and development of the overall Retail channel strategy - with the main priority being growing existing partnerships (Target/Albertsons)
  • Support the creation of sales plans and marketing activities by using category, consumer, shopper, and market information.
  • Identify and explore commercial expansion opportunities
  • Support annual planning, joint business planning, trade marketing budget and negotiations
  • Assist in the management of forecast accuracy for current and new products
  • Collaborate with a large cross-functional team including shopper insights, marketing, merchandising, etc 
  • Monitor performance of plans by evaluating successes, risks, and opportunities

What Your Background May Look Like: 

  • 5+ years’ experience of managing and expanding strategic accounts and relationships in the CPG industry (Fresh experience preferred) 
  • Experience managing Top-to-Top conversations within grocery segment
  • Broker/distributor management preferred 
  • Direct experience managing P&L
  • Experience leveraging syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI, Spins) to influence decision making
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to drive deliverables within tight timelines, while managing competing priorities
  • Excellent proposal writing and presenting, project management and analytical skills
  • Advanced computer software proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint and data visualization)

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

In This Together - We stay connected, whether in person or virtually. We encourage transparency through monthly town hall meetings and weekly financial updates. Participation ranges from sampling and providing feedback on the new menu items we’re coming up with in our test kitchen to contributing meaningfully to our DEIB committee. We enjoy cross-functional lunch & learns, social hours, and game nights but also respect that you have a life outside of work.

Happier Weekdays - Each day at work should fill you with joy. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.  

Never run on empty - Daily Farmer's Fridge meal, Thursday charcuterie, draft cold brew and beer, office snacks, and Friday happy hours are just some of the offerings to make sure you aren't distracted by a growling stomach.

Innovate & Elevate - We're all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your personal bottom line by participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

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Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including hiring, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
 
View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures
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Farmer's Fridge
Farmer's Fridge

Farmer's Fridge

Food and Beverage

Chicago

250+ Employees
Interview Process

Typically includes :

  • Recruiter Phone Interview
  • Hiring Manager Phone Interview
  • On-site/Zoom Interview (Meeting with a few team members and cross-functional teams members). Will usually include discussing a case study or coding exercise prepared in advance.