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Position Title: Sr Key Account Manager 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Requisition ID: 13087 



We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.


Sell McCain Potato and Snack Food products profitably on a direct basis to Key Account operators within the assigned Region (Midwest).  Grow relationships with key stakeholders at assigned Key Accounts through strategic planning, authentic communication, and delivering messages with clarity and purpose.  Manage all aspects of the selling process utilizing approved McCain systems, policies, and procedures.   



•    Customer focus against the execution of sales plans for each key customer on a semi-annual basis.  This written plan should encompass strategies for menu penetration and collaborate with cross-functional sales approach leveraging the organizations strengths in custom Marketing, Logistics, Packaging, and R&D. 

•    Participate in the volume and gross margin dollar budget development process that drive results against Company and Individual KPI’s.  Update individual performance to budget in the McCain CRM system that ensures accountability.

•    Coordinate new product development through accepted protocol.  Conduct new product presentations to assigned accounts in a timely manner.  Update results in the McCain CRM system.    
•    On high profile opportunities drive engagement and collaboration between McCain Sales Management, Marketing, Logistics, R&D and customer to insure proper communication and eventual sales success is realized.  

•    Utilizing the McCain CRM system develop and refine account profiles for the Key Account operators within the geographic boundaries of assigned territory.  This should be coordinated primarily with the Key Account Director. 
•    Conduct product evaluations with operator account by performing yield tests and product evaluations for Potato and Snack Food products.  Understand and relate the results to the customer.  Define strategies for selling McCain products based upon the outcome.

•    Utilizing approved McCain contract documents update/confirm pricing and programs.  Insure all active programs/contracts are stored in the McCain CRM repository.  

•    Represent McCain in a positive fashion at various customer conferences, seminars and meetings.    
•    Manage your individual expense account and insure you are continually within budget guidelines.   



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



Education:        College Degree preferred. 

Experience:  5-7 years direct sales experience in the Foodservice Industry is preferred.  Marketing experience is beneficial.  Must be proficient in the use of computers for Word and Excel (spreadsheets), Microsoft Outlook, and PowerPoint Presentations. 





The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities.  It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Sales      
Division: NA Sales 
Department: ​US Key Accounts ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace || US - United States of America : Ohio : Cleveland || US - United States of America : Other : Reference job description 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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