Smithfield Foods

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FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


The Senior Sales Account Manager will support a Sales Director, Regional Sales Manager, or National Accounts Manager for a specific account(s). The individual will be responsible and have experience in establishing and maintaining customer relationships with assigned key customers through daily corporate to corporate contact to communicate pricing, product availability, and order management. The primary responsibility will be introducing and placing new products with customers, executing organizational initiatives, and driving sales of key items with strategic customers for long-term growth.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


Direct Sales Responsibility

  • Accountable for achieving budgeted sales of consumer goods to key customers.
  • Develops and achieves maximum sales volume consistent with realistic sales projections for accounts served.
  • Maintain business with existing accounts for continued growth
  • Drives the discovery and use of consumer and customer insights to enhance sales performance with our customers. 
  • Implements and executes Smithfield sales plans to promote product lines.

Communications and Product Management

  • Maintain current knowledge of Smithfield’s product management, marketing , research and development efforts in order to increase sales and satisfy customer requests for new items.
  • Develop working relations with personnel at various levels in order to communicate product availability, logistics information, product specifications, and pricing as needed.

Customer Service

  • Ensure prompt and equitable disposition of customer complaints or problems; this may require communication with corporate headquarters.

Coaching & Development

  • Provide leadership and guidance to Area Sales Managers or Sales Account Managers.


 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years’ relevant sales experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
  • Must understand the dynamics of the food business and how the account is positioned in the Consumer Packaged Goods channel.
  • Must have a solid understanding of customer focused and fact based selling, including IRI, Neilsen and Perishable Group data.
  • Understanding of product cuttings – comfort and knowledge of product attributes.
  • Previous management experience, preferred.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
  • Knowledge and experience with Apple software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SAP, preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • May travel up to 75% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May provide leadership and guidance to more junios sales employees.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Normal office conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions, which would include heat, cold, wet, noise and working on hard and/or slippery surfaces.


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