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Associate Customer Business Manager - Whole Foods Market

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Associate Customer Business Manager - Whole Foods Market

Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Location: Austin, TX

    Background & Purpose of the Job

    Whole Foods Market is the premier Natural retailer in the United States. They are leaders in Sustainability, Ingredient Standards, and driving industry-led change in the world.

    The primary purpose of the Associate Customer Business Manager (ACBM) position is to develop and nurture sustained business relationships with Whole Foods Market. Key responsibilities include building and maintaining a Joint Business Plan, negotiating Category and Brand priorities, and driving profitable sales volume. The ACBM will also have responsibility for providing business insights, Financial and Demand forecasting, negotiating product distribution, and developing near- and long-term strategies for mutual growth and partnership. A strong history of working with Unilever cross functional partners is critical for this role.

    Who You Are & What You will Do

    You have a passion for growth: You are motivated by winning in the market, growing share, and over-delivering goals.

    You are a born leader: You can manage multiple categories across and be recognized as the Category expert.

    You are a strategic thinker: You have a passion for Natural Foods, Clean Ingredients, and Industry-Changing initiatives.

    You are a dot connector: You have the ability to pull data, analyze, and provide actionable growth recommendations to be presented to Whole Foods Market, and internally.

    You love to win, and have fun doing it: You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects across different categories

    You are a storyteller: You can create, customize, and present actionable Insights and recommendations across all Unilever Categories.

  • Qualifications

    What You will Need to Succeed

    • Undergraduate degree is required
    • 3 + years’ Customer Business Manager experience required; Account Management/Customer management experience within CPG a must.
    • Must be able to effectively relate with multiple levels of management, both internally and externally
    • Must be a strategic thinker that can work effectively, and in a highly collaborative manner
    • Working knowledge of omni-channel/eCommerce capabilities is a plus
    • Trade Marketing and Category Management experience is a plus
    • Experience working with a distributor network is a plus
    • Experience with Unilever CD Tools (AMPS, Evergreen, Nielsen, Customer Vendor portals, etc) is a plus

    This candidate is preferred to live or relocate to the Austin area.

    Non-Austin based candidates will be considered as well, depending on qualifications.

    What We Can Offer You

    Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

    [Internal Only By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you have made your Line Manager aware of your application and that you are at a point in your career with Unilever where it is appropriate for you to be applying for other positions.]

    Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
  • About Us

    Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.