Tyson Foods Sales Account Executive- Industrial in Springdale, Arkansas


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Job Description:

The Food Service Sales Executive is responsible for managing all activities within the Industrial Sales channel. The Industrial team works in strategic partnerships across manufacturing segments to drive operational efficiencies and deliver critical scale to help our plants run efficiently. The position works collaboratively with our cross-functional business partners to offer and pursue operational advantages that will enable our customers to win.

This person will be responsible for building and managing relationships with all Industrial customers. The primary responsibility is to achieve annual volume targets by maintaining our current business base while acquiring new business. This individual will be required to work in conjunction with our demand planning, customer service, R&D and business unit partners to achieve established financial targets while keeping the Customer Promise at the center of everything we do.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The essential duties and responsibilities are to meet volume targets and financial plans established by our organization for the assigned area of responsibility as outlined below (interactions may vary by account):

  • Leads cross functional teams through the management of the Industrial RFP/Bid process.

  • Work collaboratively with BU’s, R&D, Revenue Mgmt, and Demand Planning to secure alignment on opportunities and capabilities.

  • Work in conjunction with cross functional Tyson internal teams to identify the targeted categories that are strategic for the Industrial channel.

  • Work with BU to craft selling strategies that differentiate Tyson from other Industrial manufactures to minimize Industrial customers trying to commoditize our products.

  • Partner with R&D as well as technical services

  • Work with Operations and Tyson BU to prioritize the opportunity pipeline

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure product meets the needs of the customer

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders simultaneously


  • Experience: 7+ years outside sales experience (Food Service, Food Service Manufacturing or Distributor Sales)

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Special Skills: Ability to work independently, while demonstrating strong leadership skills and actively develops other; Broker Management or Direct Sales Management Experience desirable; Ability to translate corporate direction into sales successes and the ability to create alignment with the broker; Results orientation to volume and profit; Strong organization skills, strategic thinking, negotiation skills, and interpersonal communication skills; Understanding of motivational leadership, conflict resolution and strong selling skills are desired

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Supervisory: 3 direct reports

  • Travel: 30 - 50%

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Sales Account Executive- Industrial







Job Function:

Sales & Sales Operations

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Full Time

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Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.