Area Sales Manager - Seattle WA in Seattle, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

The Area Sales Manager is responsible for partnering with regional Lawn and Garden independent accounts to achieve sales goals and objectives for all SMG products. The primary responsibility includes building business plans with each assigned account to drive growth and then ensuring execution of those plans to achieve sales goals.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Strategic Account Business Planning

  • Understand Customer Needs

  • Inventory/Turns

  • Growth/Profitability

  • Build account-level sales plan for every assigned account to drive growth

  • Ensure collaboration with DSR/Distr Mgr/KAM on business plans

  • Marketing, promotional plans

  • Display Plans (both on-shelf and off-shelf)

  • Suggested Order Development

  • Sales Forecasting/Demand Planning

  • Communicate ABP’s to regional leadership (and any deviations)

  • Planning Customer Interaction and Territory Routing

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Manage all assigned customer interactions

  • ABP Building

  • Order Writing

  • Order Delivery/Customer Service

  • Ensure execution of Marketing, Promotional, and Category Display Plans

  • Analyze Business Results with customer and adjust ABP accordingly

  • Coordinate with DSR on sales calls as needed

  • Administration

  • Process internal paperwork (including, but not limited to…)

  • Call Reports

  • APB’s

  • Process Orders

  • Track Orders

  • Process Co-Op claim forms

  • Communicate with Regional/Channel Leadership as needed

  • Execute Regional Priorities as needed

  • Participate in company and regional meetings as necessary

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3-5 years of sales experience

  • Lawn & Garden or seasonal business experience is a plus!

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.



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