Market Manager, S. Texas, SAA / Corpus

US - Remote

Position Title: Market Manager, S. Texas, SAA / Corpus

Location: Austin, TX, US, Remote

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Who we are 

Pernod Ricard is a global premium spirits and wine company. We’re the team behind leading brands such as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila, as well as many more superior wines and exquisite champagnes! 

Working at Pernod Ricard is all about igniting conviviality in that all that we do. Derived from the French word, convivialité…it means human connection, authenticity, friendly, and jovial. Conviviality is energy and spirit with a splash of je ne sais quoi and is a core philosophy around how we live and work at Pernod Ricard. Here, we are team players, dream makers, trailblazers, movers and (cocktail) shakers. We have a passion for living life to the fullest, making a new friend every day, and realizing our potential as people and as a business! 

The salary range for this role, based in Texas is $97,040.00 to $121,300.00, range will vary if outside of this location.  Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate’s experience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Position Summary

The Market Manager plays an important role in driving and motivating our Distributor partners to execute our plans to grow the holistic PR USA Spirits portfolio and lead category growth in a designated channel or geography. Acting as the specific channel/geography’s main day-today point of contact for our local Distributor partners, this role leads the local market-level planning and execution, as well as the tracking of our Distributor’s performance, with data-driven rigor. The Market Manager ensures the local level plan, including PR strategic imperatives and local KPIs, remain in line with broader region priorities at the local level.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities                          

  • Individual:
    • Owns Net Sales performance and execution in on premise, independent retail and retail chain channels for all assigned markets
    • Ensures execution of effective "local-level" plan, including PRUSA strategic initiatives, innovation launches, and local KPIs, in line with state priorities at the local / channel level
    • Leverage market level data dashboards (yDrink, Microstrategy, D-STAR) to assess + track performance, identify net sales + overall business growth opportunities, and make decisions within territory
    • Owns resolution/decision making of execution-related issues in market with minimal support from State Director
    • Owns relationships with small number of key accounts (including local retail chains) to implement PRUSA retail execution standards, innovation + distribution priorities, and local / national programs
    • Ensures execution of brand standards through rigorous communication and oversight of distributor teams, both dedicated and full-book teams, with clear communication and consistency
    • Builds brands by identifying and overseeing targeted sell-through activities (implementing national programs, limited local promotions) and ensuring ROI for all market resources
    • Train, motivate & develop distributor’s sales teams to achieve targets by executing flawlessly in all channels through data driven selling and flawless execution
    • Conduct sales force presentations (including general sales meetings, road shows, fiscal kick off meetings)
    • Monitors and tracks retail pricing to ensure price strategy compliance and recommends further price programming to capitalize local market opportunities
    • Owns forecasts for territory and provide monthly commentary on performance
    • Owns relationship with RNDC STX Division Managers, Area Managers, and RGV+CC Sales Leadership
  • Collaborates:
    • Works with distributor sales leads and PRUSA commercialization team to create local execution plans that deliver against financial objectives, KPIs, and strategic imperatives (with State Director + Field Marketing Manager)
    • Identifies, plans, and executes account sell-through activities (with both our internal customer success team and our distributor partners)
    • Develops local initiatives and drives them by utilizing programs, sales tools, and communication.
    • Contributor to the development of the market AOP, specifically setting market level priorities, channel plans, KPI/ROI expectations, and A&P/LMF deployment
    • Collaborates with market manager team + several cross functional roles to develop/produce sales tools (to include Fiscal Year Playbooks, kick off presentations, GSM materials, market level plans, etc)       

Nature & Scope

  • Key Metrics:
    • Regularly communicates with Wholesaler Dedicated Team & internal stakeholders
    • Manages monthly business cadence with wholesaler (business reviews, hosting general sales meetings, in market work withs, trainings, etc)
    • Achieves all key brand KPIs
  • Financial Targets:
    • Delivers NNS targets for territory and key accounts
    • Depletions (# of cases, total increase, target account improvements)
    • Key brand KPIs and distribution goals
  • Organizational Context:
    • Reports solid line to State Director
    • Works closely with Field Marketing team
    • Works closely with Chains Division sales leads
    • Works closely with distributor dedicated and full book sales teams

Decision Rights

- Owns:

  • Drives AV3 (availability, visibility, velocity, value) execution against sales priorities and programs for channel / territory
  • Allocating budgeted local resources
    • Distributor AM / DM / Sales rep activity & communication
    • Distributor programmer execution
    • Activation execution and ROI in assigned territory

- Influences:

  • Evaluation and deployment of distributor resources
  • State-level program budgets and forecasts
  • Local pricing programs
  • State level initiatives
  • Sales tool development 

Key Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree highly preferred.
  • Experience / Background: Position requires 5-7 years of previous sales experience in a wine and spirit or consumer goods sales environment with proven success managing distributor relationships. Experience in the TX market a big plus. Flexibility required to work in the field regularly, including attendance at promotions in the evening.

Working Conditions

  • Field Environment: Work is performed in a typical field environment with moderate demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage. Frequent travel by land and/or air in diverse weather conditions is required.
  • Travel: Occasional- estimate: 10% of time.

Required Competencies

- Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Vision:
    • Proactively participates in activities/projects that involve change
    • Translates objectives and plans into effective tactical actions
    • Continually expands internal relationships to include additional key partners. Begins to build external relationships
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the various business areas and functions at Pernod Ricard (e.g. brand companies, market companies, regions)
  • Entrepreneurship:
    • Proposes new ideas/methods on how to improve performance
    • Maintains a positive, can-do attitude even during difficult time
    • Influences others to gain support for an idea or cause
  • Results Oriented:
    • Assigns tasks and accountabilities for work outputs to the most appropriate individuals, when needed
    • Displays a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals and takes corrective actions to ensure results
    • Maintains composure and high-performance standards in a challenging environment
    • Achieves own individual objectives, applying professional excellence standards, and delivers high quality work
  • Live the Values:
    • Maintains high professional standards that are aligned with the organization’s values, ethics and character
    • Demonstrates commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities by promoting Group and local initiatives
    • Establishes a mutual trust environment by communicating in an honest, straightforward and transparent manner with colleagues at all levels
    • Displays enthusiasm and values everyone’s contribution to the success of Pernod Ricard

- Functional Competencies:

  • Negotiation:
    • Understands more complex customers’ business stakes and environment (multi-channel, complex organization and processes, buyer demands, supply chain, …)
    • Takes customers objections and influences negotiation process to ensure successful closing
    • Uses the resources and techniques (including persuasive story telling) to reduce the gap between PR and customer’s demands
    • Understands the meaning of customers behavior and reactions during a meeting, and adjusts his/her strategy if needed
    • Manages stress and potential hostility
  • Relationship Building & Influencing:
    • Gets the right collaboration (& support) and develops influential relationship with key internal stakeholders and customers in line with PR Values, to influence positively the way of doing business
    • Plans regular meetings and actions with customers to develop a privileged working relationship
    • Comfortably deals with people at all levels of the organization (internal & external)
    • Anticipates potential conflicts and reaches the right stakeholders to try and resolve it
    • Adapts his/her presentation techniques to audience’s characteristics
    • Understands client’s organization and identifies customers’ key stakeholders
  • Consumer / Shopper Insight:
    • Analyzes multiples sources of information to get a deeper understanding of the consumer / shopper (purchase & consumption behavior, shopper motivation...) and shares key findings internally
    • Demonstrates sound understanding of the role of PR category segments in the whole Wines and Spirit industry, and develops argumentation accordingly
    • Uses insights to optimize 4P (portfolio, promotions, price, placement)
    • Develops activities that drive brand awareness with the consumer
  • Market & Environment:
    • Analyzes external market data (including consumers and retailer panels) to adjust action plan
    • Understands competitor’s strategy on his / her area of responsibility
    • Makes daily business decisions through the understanding of key growth levers of the category
    • Understands customer segmentation
  • Portfolio, Brands & Products:
    • Knows Wine & Spirit universe, and especially PR products, their history, elaboration, production, consumption modes
    • Differentiates our brands & categories vs. competitors’, promoting PR products’ main characteristics, taste and other qualities
    • Executes the portfolio / brand action plan in his/her area of responsibility, applying distribution guidelines
  • Drive for Sales Results:
    • Understands the basics of commercial indicators (selling data, rotation, volumes, distribution, costs) and knows how to track them, using basic tools (trackers/panels, retailers data…)
    • Implements basic commercial action plans, ensuring things are properly executed
    • Evaluates commercial activities by routinely monitoring sell-in figures and comparing them to sell-out figures when available
    • Reviews basic KPIs of previous commercial activities and suggests potential improvements to optimize sales results
  • Contracts, Prices & Trade Terms:
    • Understands legal, financial and logistical environment as well as market’s usage
    • Understands how contracts, prices and trade terms impact results
    • Keeps updated on legal evolutions on his/her scope and ensures contracts, prices and trade terms in his/her scope are compliant with legal constraints and company’s strategy & targets
    • Analyzes and assesses competitor’s trade terms and pricing strategies
    • Designs contracts proposal on joint business objectives and maximizing the PR portfolio
  • Commercial Strategy & Planning:
    • Builds forecast (short- and mid-term) and conducts SWOT analysis based on his/her understanding of market & customer trends
    • Implements main action plans at local level on his scope (distribution channels & customers), taking PR strategy into account
    • Implements consistent trade terms structure and investment level, suitable with customer issues
  • Analytical Thinking:
    • Analyzes multiple information sources, filters and summarizes them and outlines key issues
    • Makes multiple recommendations, weighing pros and cons of different alternatives
    • Anticipates and assesses consequences of several alternative options
  • Organization & Planning:
    • Manages his / her working time proactively, managing priorities and respecting deadlines
    • Identifies and recommends areas for improvement in terms of organization
    • Updates the information and adjusts organization in reaction to environment changes
    • Uses planning tools to monitor activities
  • Financial Acumen for Sales:
    • Demonstrates an overall understanding of company’s vision, priorities and financial objectives
    • Demonstrates basic understanding of PR Financial vocabulary (Contributive margin, Net sales, ROI, A&P…)
    • Monitors forecast & results vs the allocated budget
    • Understands volumes, net sales data and product mix implications

Ready to work with spirit? Read on…

Life and perks at Pernod Ricard 

Proud to belong - Just as we help to create moments that matter for our customers, we lead by example every day...bringing our whole self to work and building bonds that celebrate the human spirit, diversity, and foster deep connections.  

Empowered to soar - We set high expectations and seek to get the most out of life. Through flexibility and a hybrid workstyle, as well as unique learning opportunities, generous tuition reimbursement, and one-of-a-kind learning programs, we passionately grow our skillset. 

Committed to care - We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of our people, our industry, and our planet. We call this return on responsibility. From environmental sustainability to supporting local communities, our commitment is steadfast. 

Inspired to dream - We treasure new experiences and are proud to develop as people, not job titles. From rich immersive learning programs in Paris to exciting high-profile events, we blend a love of exploration into all that we do. 

Our hybrid work style 

At Pernod Ricard North America, our work philosophy celebrates the magic of human connection with the flexibility needed to provide one's most meaningful contribution. Our hybrid teams will work remotely the majority of the time and unite on-site two days per week or 40% of the time. Our team is empowered to start and finish their day at a time that works best for their lifestyle with the whole team available during the core hours of 10am-3pm. 


Plus, great benefits and perks to toast to a life filled with support including: 

  • Competitive compensation including performance bonuses 
  • Domestic & international career development opportunities 
  • Competitive paid time off plan + wellbeing days   
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
  • Product allowance to enjoy on Pernod Ricard products   
  • Gym reimbursement  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • BetterUp Care wellness benefits including nutrition, sleep, executive coaching, etc. 

And much, much more! Check out to view our extensive people programs and support. 

Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It employs qualified individuals based solely on ability, training and experience, and does not and will not, discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment or promotion based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service or any other classification protected by law. Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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Analytical Brand Management Communication Data-driven decision making Execution Leadership Marketing Sales force training Sales Performance Analysis Strategy

  • Conduct sales force presentations
  • Drive and motivate Distributor partners
  • Ensure local plan alignment with broader region priorities
  • Implement PRUSA retail execution standards
  • Lead local market-level planning and execution
  • Monitor and track retail pricing
  • Own Net Sales performance
  • Track Distributor performance
  • Train and develop distributor sales teams

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