A great company, a challenging job in an ever-changing industry.
Natural Channel Account Manager (Current Employee) – Rocklin, CA – November 11, 2015
It's a great company that has always valued making good food available to all, connecting farms to families, and continues a mission to create and advocate sustainability with regard to their eco-conscious facilities and how the food they offer is sourced. And they give millions every year to righteous causes all over the world. They are a company to be proud to work for.
The company offers a great salary and benefits to workers and their families.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that it affords the freedom to manage one's own schedule and the ability to work from home when not traveling for meetings.
Though the Natural Foods Industry has evolved to Mass-Market over the last 5-10 years and with that, new competitive challenges have upped the strategic war Sales Reps must fight to gain business; To maintain outstanding store-relationships with quality service as incentive over the pennies those stores could save by buying a deal with a competitor is primarily the challenge. The time and efforts doing so can take a toll on one's personal life and family. Some Reps are lucky to have better account-bases that yield growing sales to reach goals and bonuses, others find a good many of their store accounts to be demanding, abrasive, never satisfied, or just unambitious and yield little business in return no matter the efforts. Situations and store accounts to call on can change and most certainly will change the longer you're with the company, but there's words to consider when taking any sales position anywhere.
The freedom of schedule, good salary and benefits.
The long hours of project planning and follow up that doesn't always yield greater sales.