Share Email Opening

National Distributor Manager: GFS 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Sales and Marketing  
Location Chicago Home Office  
Req Number SAL-18-00005  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


The purpose of this job is to manage the portfolio of business with Gordon Food Service (GFS), and develop strategies and execution plans to grow the business. This includes, but not limited to, the management of all programs, promotions, new products, training programs, and sales plans. Develop relationships at the corporate level, as well as the divison level, that will further our goals. Act as liason to the FFS team regarding GFS initiatives, goals, and execution plans. Assist field team with all GFS initiatives, which can include food shows, promotions, trainings, business reviews.

Lead sales strategy development, planning, execution and administrative activities across GFS HQ functions including: Merchandising, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Culinary, QA and Finance/Accounting. Enlist Ventura Foods cross-functional team support as needed.

Align GFS, Ventura Foods and broker field organizations on key objectives, performance and communications. Provide support as need on initiatives such as: food shows, business reviews, product cuttings, promotional activity, broker plan development.

Partner with GFS contacts to develop operating/communication model including weekly calls/meetings, monthly updates, quarterly business reviews, annual planning process, top-to-top meetings and industry conferences.

Work with Ventura Foods functions on customer specific initiatives such as: o Commodity Sales Team - commodity sales, oil contracting, risk management
o Marketing, Insights, Culinary and R&D - distributor and Ventura Foods brand development and strategies, assortment, product commercialization and GS1 compliance
o Pricing & Finance - trade spend management, KPI reporting, forecasting, RFPs, budgeting and annual operating planning
o Supply Chain - fill rates, customer service, logistics
o Other functions as needed…
Active engagement in the Ventura Foods and Field Foodservice team operating/communication model including: one-with-ones, weekly team calls, monthly account/financial reviews, trimester planning meetings and annual national sales meeting.

Position Requirements

Bachelor degree preferred. Minimum 5+ years experience in foodservice sales.

Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office tools.  Must exhibit the folling skills with proficiency:  organizational skills, communication skills, planning and analytical skills, and proven leaderships skills.

Physical Activity/Work Environment

Travel  50%

Driving 10%

Prolonged Sitting 10%

Prolonged Standing/Walking 5%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (55lbs.)5%

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing ) 10%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) 10%



TemperaturenoneNoise noneDust noneFumes noneOther Safety Hazards:none


This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to


AppOne.comTM   copyright©1999-2017 HR Services, Inc.
Click here for technical assistance.