Regional Chain Manager
Pernod Ricard USA - Ohio

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Job Title: Regional Chain Manager

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Position Summary:

Plan, develop, communicate, sell, and implement national strategic initiatives and brand priorities in assigned Regional Accounts in close coordination with division sales, marketing teams and distributors. Leverage effective regional ideas in developing national level sales tactics. Develop specific account level sales and marketing strategies in concert with division marketing and the distributor, enabling tailored marketing plans for accounts falling within focus vicinities. Responsibilities will include creating account level metrics to evaluate sales performance, establishing compliance metrics to enable monitoring of distributor follow-through, and strengthening and building relationships with key retailers in a defined number of regional accounts in the market. Incumbent will approve regional generated pricing, negotiates and takes ownership of all programs that affect national accounts.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
  • Business Analysis Planning & Performance: Deliver state level plan by hitting the profit target. Accountable for market level market plans/budgets. Manage market level spend and volume budgets. Ensures ROI analysis is completed against market level activity. Provide standard monthly updates on strategic imperatives to BUD. Manage market level pricing plan on a monthly basis. Manage local inventory levels. Lead creation of Market level AOP with appropriate Distributor team as well as appropriate Division team (DMM, Finance, etc).

  • Distributor Management : Reinforce PRUSA needs and WOW in line with distributor framework. Lead monthly performance management reviews. Build strong business relationships with distributor management.. Ensure PRUSA strategic imperatives and local KPIs are being achieved in line with AOP. Ensure distributor teams (overlay and general) are provided PRUSA based training. Actively engage in shaping the distributor dedicated (where applicable) culture and WOW to drive maximum performance. Take ownership of entire team.

  • Budget/Forecasting: Own market level forecasts. Provide accurate and timely forecasts to BU including case volume and profitability. Execute the plan while accurately forecasting monthly expectations on volume and spend.

  • Training : Provide for training of distribution reps and retailers on Pernod Ricard USA brands and target consumers; including use of ambassadors and other educational resources.
Nature & Scope (Including Dimensions) :

Position typically works with the Divisional VPs, Region Managers, On Premise District Managers, Division Marketing Directors, Division Brand Managers, Brand Ambassadors, Distributor Key Contact and Local Account Manager, and Brand Directors. Contacts also include brokers and PR USA vendor providers. Incumbent plans activities for this position tri-monthly, with individual initiative in daily routine. Decisions have national impact and can significantly affect the performance and profitability of Pernod Ricard USA.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience/Background: A minimum of 5-7 plus years of proven success in sales serving a large number of diverse retailers; ideally, experience with distributors and direct key account or channel responsibility.
Working Conditions

Work is performed in a typical field environment, with moderate demands for movement and lifting. Frequent travel to customer sites is required.

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.


Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

* Pernod Ricard USA is an equal opportunity employer.

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