Zone Director - Pacific Northwest
Heineken USA Inc. - Seattle, WA

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HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation's leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world's most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, and Strongbow cider. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis portfolio, Tecate portfolio, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For a safe ride home, download the HEINEKEN USA-sponsored Taxi Magicâ„¢ application from your smartphone at

Area of responsibility:
Drive HUSA performance and achieve plan objectives by providing oversight of distributor management, retail execution, and team performance and development in assigned zone
Key Responsibilities:

Plan and prepare

  • Assign distributors and provide volume targets for Market Managers
  • Review and approve distributor business plans and budgets
  • Develop zone business plan and budget
  • Participate in the rationalization and selection of retail marketing programs to run in the region
  • Support preparations for distributor program execution
  • Provide input into channel strategy and standards development
  • Develop zone business plan and budget (see point #3 above)
  • Manage zone financials, including pricing and gross profits
  • Facilitate resolution of distributor and outlet issues
  • Meet face-to-face with distributors and retailers as appropriate
Measure and improve
  • Assess retail execution, including reviewing and synthesizing survey results
  • Assess zone performance across all channels and create a plan for improvements
People management
  • Build a team of direct reports consisting of Market Managers, and indirect Managers such as, On Premise Managers, Urban Managers. Off Premise managers: to manage relationships with distributors and important retail outlets
  • Guide activity of direct reports
  • Provide performance feedback and development plans to direct reports
  • Partner with NA on driving distribution and display with Key retailers.

Key Competencies:
  • Be Brave
  • Decide & Do
  • Hunt as a Pact
  • Take it Personally
  • Customer Insight
  • Route-to-Market Strategy
  • Route-to-Market Profitability
  • Key Customer Planning
  • Sales Organization & Performance Management
  • Selling & Negotiation

Background / Experiences:
  • Clean driving record required
  • Experience working with beverage distribution models preferred
  • Exposure to category management preferred
  • Exposure to retail management preferred
  • Exposure to retail marketing preferred
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work in all environments in which HUSA conducts business (e.g., adult entertainment, casinos, liquor stores, sports bars)
  • People leadership experience required
  • Significant analytical experience required
  • Significant distributor management experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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Heineken is one of the world's leading brewers, with a wide international presence through a global network of distributors and breweries....