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General Mills, Inc.

Retail Sales Representative - Phoenix, AZ

General Mills, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ

Company Overview
Food. Purpose. You.As one of the world\u2019s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$15.6 billion during fiscal 2017. We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabilities 
Functional Overview

Job Overview


Many General Mills products are already #1 or #2 in their categories, and our sales professionals continue to help us gain market share. As part of our team, you will sell established brands, introduce new products, and stay in front of our customers in new and creative ways.
Successful sales employees showcase:
\u2022  Foundational selling skills and product knowledge
\u2022  Familiarity with business analytics systems and tools
\u2022  An understanding of volume and profitability
\u2022  The ability to influence decision makers
\u2022  A strong network of professional relationships
To optimize in-store conditions of General Mills products within a defined retail selling territory.  Activities are focused on timely execution of DMSP- Distribution, Merchandising & Display-selling, Shelving, Pricing.
1.   Effectively sell and accomplish Account Team and the NRO DMSP priorities; achieve NRO targets
(D) Distribution (Established and New Item)

100% of authorized new and established products tagged &/or shelved within the prescribed timeline

 (M) Merchandising and Display- Selling

Sell incremental inventory to support account ads, consumer coupon drops (FSIs), in-store coupon demos, seasonality, and Division priorities
Communicate with supplemental labor resource to fill permanent displays with inventory where applicable (see #2)

 (S) Shelving

Ensure shelving is set to planogram (POG), where available. In lieu of POG, shelves should be set according to the General Mills shelf standards
Share-of-shelf is equal to POG. In absence of POG, the share-of-shelf is equal to or greater than market share. Focus on Big G
Ensure all resets are completed timely and properly; pursue supplemental labor resource as needed (see #2)
Place Point-of-Sale (POS) or shelf trays based on quarterly priorities

 (P) Pricing

Ensure pricing is aligned with competitors and the rest of the product line
Report pricing discrepancies to Supervisor and Account Team

2.    Identify and communicate priorities to Supplemental Labor Resources

Proactively identify & sufficiently communicate in-store priorities to ensure successful execution on (D) Distribution, (M) Merchandising and (S) Shelving objectives

Ensure activities are completed within timeline and in accordance with GMI standards 

3.    Maintain optimum retail coverage patterns

Follow the retail coverage plan by visiting stores on the prescribed time and frequency

4.    Maintain updated and accurate records
5.    Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Key/Customer Account Managers, retail customers (store personnel, district managers, etc), NRO team members, NRO supervisors, and other Account team members as appropriate
6.    Maintain confidentiality of all proprietary GMI data and materials

Must live within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ (85032, 85022, 85028) - which is the center of the territory to be covered
Have 1 year of transferrable work experience
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; Associate\u2019s degree in any major is preferred
Have a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record
Must be able to lift 20 pounds throughout the day
Intermediate computer knowledge (Excel and iPad knowledge preferred)

Ability to build relationships and establish rapport with customers, strong interpersonal skills, planning & organization, results orientation, teamwork and intermediate computer skills within a windows environment. Self-starter with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively with:

Fast-paced oral presentations in a retail environment
Written inter-company e-mail  
Supplemental Labor Sources


Deliver outstanding results
Customer expertise
Influencing others
Technologically Savvy
Learning Agility
Maturity and Adaptability 

Spends 100% of time representing GMI product line with retail customers

Maintaining Call coverage patterns
New Item Visibility objectives
Established Distribution objectives
Merchandising and Display-selling objectives / Survey-Selling results
Shelving objectives / Cereal Store Level Questionnaire
Pricing objectives
Effective communication with Supplemental Labor Resource / In-store execution results


Typical workday is 8:00am to 5:00pm.  This includes store-store drive time, lunch, and 2 hours of weekly administrative/planning time.
All full time RSRs are required to drive and maintain their company car in compliance with company policy, and part time RSRs must have a reliable vehicle, carry a valid driver\u2019s license, have appropriate insurance, and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
Ability to sustain frequent and/or long drive times.
All RSRs must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time (moving shelves, boxes, and equipment).
When making calls RSRs will park away from front of store.
Some territories require overnight stays.

RSR\u2019s are expected to live within a minimum of 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ (85032, 85022, 85028)).  Location requirements may vary slightly, depending on the position. 

11 days 15 hours ago

General Mills, Inc.


Retail Sales Representative - Phoenix, AZ General Mills, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ, United States


Location: Phoenix, AZ

Company Profile:
By the 1960s, we were marketing children's products such as Play-Doh, Easy Bake Ovens, Spirograph, Monopoly and Nerf balls. In between, we associated with such memorable characters as Betty Crocker, Rocky & Bullwinkle, the Lone Ranger and the Pillsbury Doughboy.