• Grocery Regional Sales Manager (North East)

    Job Location(s) US-Remote (Work From Home)
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2018 9:31 PM)
    # of Openings
    CJ Foods (Remote)
  • Overview

    CheilJedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors - Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services. For more information, please visit www.cjamerica.com.


    CJ Foods, an affiliate of CJ Group, began its US operations in 1978 and has since become a major distributor and manufacturer of Asian food products to many markets nationwide. With U.S. headquarters located in Southern California, CJ Foods constantly strives to introduce the best authentic Asian food products to American households by utilizing over 30-years of industry experience and established networks. CJ Foods’ brands include Bibigo and Annie Chun's and our main products include dumplings, Korean BBQ sauces, seaweed snacks and ready meals. CJ is the No. 1 Food Company in Korea and CJ Foods’ mission is to become the No. 1 Asian food company in the U.S., specializing in globalization of Korean cuisine. Please visit www.cjfoods.com.


    • Sales of new items, category reviews, strategic volume and promotional planning, sales goals, budget adherence, and execution of sales/marketing initiatives
    • Develop of National and Regional Accounts annual/quarterly business plans
    • Identify brand/category development opportunities, communicate and resolve account issues/solutions through sales/marketing management team
    • Develop and maintain by working with internal sales development, annual forecasts/bottom up plans, marketing/promotional initiatives, sales/promotional history and promotional spending which deliver incremental realized sales
    • Create and implement sales and marketing plans that target specific demographic opportunities among consumer segments which leverage National Accounts market penetration
    • Play a supporting role in becoming an expert in the category dynamics for all categories in which we compete
    • Work with internal category management and broker partners to develop account specific category management, brand development, and category review presentations
    • Establish and build relationships with accounts multi level store managers, category managers, and various other personnel that will positively impact CJ Foods business development
    • Demonstrate leadership qualities within our organization and accounts
    • Reviews and analyzes information such as item movement, SKU assortment, and syndicated customer data to make strategic business building recommendations
    • Other duites assigned

    Basic Qualifications


    • Doctorate degree
    • Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience
    • Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of  directly related experience 
    • Associate’s degree & 8 years of  directly related experience
    • High school diploma / GED & 10 years of  directly related experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience in managing Regional Accounts as well as managing local stores; category management roles in the CPG Food industry
    • Preferred location: Michigan and the Ohio Valley on the West, Balt Wash on the South, up into New England, or New Jersey or New York, Philadelphia is a 3rd option
    • Preferred Sales Channels and Customers; Natural Channel all (to include UNFI HQ), Meijer, Giant Eagle, Safeway East, Stop n Shop, Giant Carlisle and Landover, Weis, Wakefern, Acme, Shaws, Market Basket, Wegmans, Tops, Price Chopper, Metro New York independents
    • Extensive travel required (80%, 4 days out of the work week)
    • Strong leadership, presentation and influencing skills
    • Ability to establish plans and drive execution
    • Highly analytical, communication, organized, detail oriented and creative problem solving skills
    • Strong understanding of syndicated data and interpretation
    • Excellent knowledge of Nielsen, IRI, and category management
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Power Point)


    • Health Insurance PPO Packages (competitive 100/70 plan - 100% covered by insurance)
    • Dental + Vision (with generous allowance amount per year)
    • Life Insurance (employee + dependent(s))
    • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave (short term 100% covered)
    • Health Savings Account
    • Flexible Spending Account (employee + dependent care)
    • Daily Lunch Allowance
    • Gym Reimbursements
    • Employee Discounts (40% off CJ products & services)
      401(k) 5% Match (no vesting period!)
    • Flexible Work Schedule Option
    • Paid Time Off (generous and increases by tier!)
    • Paid Time Off Balance Cash Out Option
    • Paid Family Leave (family care or volunteer trip)
    • Paid Maternity Leave (paid 100% for 12 weeks)
    • Paid Secondary Caregiver Leave (up to 2 weeks)
    • Paid Creative Leave (up to 2 weeks specified on years of service)
    • Paid Holidays (10 ~ 11 days)
    • Talent Sharing Opportunities
    • Employee Club Activities (movie, e-sports, book, sports activity club, etc.)



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