Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

  • Vice President of Sales

    Job Locations US-CA-Gardena
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Vice President of Sales provides the general management of the Sales Division including developing sales policies, objectives, initiatives, financial plans, sales goals, growth, and profit objectives to meet and maintain a healthy market share within the Company guidelines.  This responsibility includes all areas of the sales function including inside and outside sales, and customer service, and consumer service teams, and Sales Planning Department. 


    Essential Functions – Job Duties: The following duties are considered essential to the job.  Qualified individuals must have the ability - with or without reasonable accommodation - to perform the following duties but not limited to:

    • Directs the sales activities by establishing goals and objectives, developing, reviewing and approving long-term and short-term strategies and action plans, and analyzing performance against those goals and objectives to maximize sales, gain profits and increase market share   and meet the financial objectives of the Company.


    • Provides the direction and guidance, daily, within the internal/external sales team; customer service and sales funds team; Sales Planning Department; and the Regional and Divisional Managers to meet the sales goals and objectives.


    • Selects, develops and motivates the Sales Groups by providing training and establishing goals and objectives, monitoring, and measuring the results of the entire team, appraising performances and taking corrective action where necessary.


    • Travels within the Regions to provide support to the DSM/RSM on producing profit driven programs to produce maximum case sales results and ensuring corporate direction on sales are communicated and properly executed.


    • Represents Nissin at “Top to Top” meetings with Nissin Brokers and with the Trade to discuss current market information and future ventures.


    • Negotiates complex programs with broker and trade that cannot be handled on a DSM/RSM level.


    • Leads various meetings (Divisional Sales Meetings to obtain feedback and give direction – bi-monthly), (the “one to one” meeting with DSM,RSM, Sales Funds and Corporate Planning teams to coordinate the administration of promotional funds – bi-annually) (National Sales Meeting to coordinate Sales Team efforts with all other company departments – bi-monthly).


    • Selects, review and approves the hiring/termination of broker network on an ongoing basis.


    • Provides sales feedback on issues and takes company direction form President.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Directs the management team within the Sales Fund, District and Regional Sales Group, Customer Service and the Sales Planning Group. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the management employees.  Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below 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 and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and ten + years related experience in the foods manufacturing industry with combination of retail, wholesale and broker experience.  Must be an authority on the Ramen Category and Food Marketing Institute Rules and Standards.  Proven track record of the National Scope of retails and brokers.


    Other Qualifications:  Must be able to travel 50% of the time.


    About Us


    Since Nissin's entry into the US in the 1970's, our flagship brands, Cup Noodles and Top Ramen have held a fond place in US pop culture even before ramen became the trendy dish it is today.  It started in post-World War II Japan amidst dire food shortages and inspired our founder, Momofuku Ando, to invent instant ramen in 1958.  In order to continue this legacy of innovation, we're looking for noodle lovers who have a passion to disregard the status quo, seek continuous growth and love being part of something special.

    • We want to cultivate a company culture that keeps people excited about our mission and thoroughly engaged.
    • Place the right people in the right positions and provide the resources to help them in their current positions while setting them up for success to grow into future roles.
    • Offer competitive pay and benefits since we want everyone to work to live (and not the other way around).We invite you to join in our mission to evolve how people think about instant ramen, expand its appeal and be a part of this $4 billion global company that was built from a simple block of noodles.  

    Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accomodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accomodation, contact a Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. Human Resources Representative. 


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