Constellation Brands, Inc. Manager, Market Development in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for driving sales performance by managing sales, retail execution, operations and key relationships at Wholesaler(s) in an assigned geographic area. The incumbent partners with an area General Manager to set priorities and execute the business plan for a high priority sales territory.

Responsibilities

Wholesaler Management

  • Manage and direct a group of Wholesalers including execution of Constellation’s Retail Vision, and Wholesaler Standards and Practices.

  • Direct and implement training and development initiatives for Wholesalers under management.

  • Supervise and monitor the allocation and use of all point-of-sale materials in accordance with budgeting and account/market objectives.

  • Provides support and follow through for the National and key Regional On-Premise accounts (e.g. program execution including closing mandated distribution gaps).Sales Planning

  • Develop plans and goals for all National Sales Priorities including volume, distribution and seasonal applications for each Wholesaler.

  • Conduct annual planning meetings with Wholesalers to develop yearly Constellation goals for Volume, Distribution and Investment.

  • Identify market specific business development opportunities to grow Constellation share.

  • In partnership with the area General Manager (GM)/Regional Development Manager (RDM) complete ABP/Trimester planning meetings at key Wholesalers that activate all National Sales Priorities including volume, distribution and CTF (Constellation Tactical Fund).Bimester Planning

  • Develop Bimester plans in partnership with the area GM/RDM.

  • Develop mutually agreed upon volume and distribution goals for Wholesalers under management.

  • Determine programming, CTF and Wholesaler Tactical expenditure levels.Pricing

  • Identify market pricing opportunities and make recommendations including objectives for any change proposed.

  • Notify and gain commitment from Wholesalers once price changes have been approved.

  • Ensure target PTR/PTC’s are executed.

  • Evaluate new product market-level pricing and determine go-forward approach.CTF Budgets

  • Develop CTF investment strategy at the Wholesaler Level by Sales Priority for the upcoming year.

  • Develop CTF Annual Business Plan for GM/RDM review

  • Communicate Business Plan to Wholesaler under management.

  • Monitor budget compliance and communicates regularly with Wholesalers.New Products

  • In conjunction with Key Account, National Account and Wholesalers execute new product roll out plans.Volume Driving Initiatives

  • Identify Wholesaler performance gaps to plan and recommend corrective actions.

  • Develop the tactics and resource plan for initiatives to ensure effective execution and communicate plan of action to all stakeholders.

  • For volume initiatives that already been launched, develop corrective actions where gaps exist and/or identify opportunities for improvement.

  • For volume initiative options under consideration, analyze, prioritize and make recommendations for GM consideration.

  • Gain commitment from the Wholesaler network to support the plan for each new initiative and ensure their cooperation throughout the timeframe for execution.

  • Supply Chain

  • Ensure Wholesalers maintain adequate product inventory levels and demonstrate proper inventory rotation.

  • Work with Wholesalers to prioritize supply chain issues related to code date/aging inventory problems and make recommendations to GM on most appropriate course of action.Complete other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience in the CPG business.

  • Minimum of 3 years of consumer product sales and sales management experience.

  • Computer literacy with the ability to use software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel at advanced level, and PowerPoint, and e-mail programs such as IBM Lotus Notes.

  • Ability to utilize Business Information reporting tools such as Compass and sales reporting tools such as Retail Vision.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30% of his/her working time, including ability to drive up to 5 hrs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior wholesaler experience is preferred

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be proactive in identifying customer issues, recommending solutions and executing effectively to ensure resolution.

  • Proven track record in building effective relationships with customers and internal associates.

  • Demonstrated diligence and ability to follow through on all commitments (internal and external stakeholders).

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve performance goals with minimum direction and supervision.

  • Demonstrated solid analytical and math skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Work Environment:

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit.

  • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.

  • Use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.

  • Climb or balance stairs/ladders.

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

  • Must have close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision.

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must have a valid driver's license, be able to drive a car and travel via plane/train as needed.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location

Houston, Texas

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Sales

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

C onstellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy.

Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world’s leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, about 40 facilities and approximately 8,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com.