Business Manager in Los Angeles CA

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Johnsonville, LLC
Business Manager
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Los Angeles CA
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Business Development

Johnsonville products are available in retail stores in all 50 states. As a member of this sales team, you’ll be the link between Johnsonville and millions of consumers, who enjoy our sausage as part of a quick breakfast or an outdoor tailgate with friends, family and neighbors. Johnsonville relies on experienced and dedicated sales professionals to ensure our customers receive the products they need and want, and that their consumers are satisfied. As a member of our retail sales team, you’ll work closely with Johnsonville’s marketing and category management teams to develop and deliver consumer insights and category reviews that help our customers be successful. You’ll also work with our broker partners to make sure that sales strategies are fully and effectively executed, from headquarters to the retail stores. At Johnsonville, we call this delivering HICS -- Highest Impact On Customer Success.

Johnsonville, LLC


Business Manager

Southwest Area

Position Overview:

Johnsonville is looking for a Business Manager to join our sales team in the Western Region. Use your leadership and management skills to run your own marketplace in the Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas markets, including the responsibility for our broker network. Key customers include Albertsons-Vons SoCal, Stater Bros, Smart & Final, UNFI, SoCal Independents, Albertsons-Safeway SW, and Bashas’ Companies.


  • Develop and build strong relationships with customers--those in key strategic decision-making positions at headquarter level and within retail store accounts
  • Create and execute strategy with key accounts
  • Gain and maintain distribution across all Johnsonville categories
  • Create innovative programs and promotions
  • Develop and manage broker relationships


  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Minimum of five years’ consumer packaged goods sales experience in the retail grocery industry in the Southern California marketplace
  • Experience building relationships with key customers, including at headquarter level
  • Experience using syndicated data in selling
  • Experience with Trade Promotion Management (TPM) systems strongly preferred
  • Proven record of substantially building a business
  • Shopper Marketing and Social-Digital activations
  • Broker Management and/or Broker experience a plus

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Superior strategic and tactical business planning skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills

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