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Routing Manager

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Location
United States
Congo Brands

Job Description

Our Company:

Congo Brands is at the epicenter of where consumer demand meets product development. Through brand partnerships with lead influencers, we are afforded an inside look at what consumers truly desire. E-commerce becomes the laboratory for consumer feedback and serves as a data pool for future retail endeavors. Congo Brands is a health and wellness brand that sells supplements, fitness snacks, hydration drinks, energy drinks, and more through ecommerce and retail partnerships. Congo Brands houses some of the World’s most noted brands including Alani Nu, Prime Hydration, Prime Energy, and 3D Energy only to include more in the coming years. Congo Brands is on pace to become one of the World’s most noted consumer product brand companies, with revenue growth increasing exponentially year over year. Congo Brand’s goal is to be the go-to ‘Better for You Brand’ for everything from nutritional supplements, energy drinks, snacks and much more.

The Role:

Congo Brands, the powerhouse behind innovative beverages like Alani Nu and PRIME, is seeking a Routing Manager to join our team. This role is central to ensuring our Territory Sales Managers (TSMs) are efficiently navigating routes to maximize product visibility and sales in selected stores. Your strategic planning and analysis will directly influence the success of our distribution, keeping our leading products well-stocked and prominently displayed. This role will oversee a team responsible for TSM efficiency, bringing measurable value to the existing TSM program, and will report directly to the Senior Manager, Sales Intelligence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Route Optimization: Develop and refine routing strategies for TSMs to ensure the most effective store coverage, enhancing our brand's market presence. Must be able to work with a variety of inputs and variables to optimize routes to business needs.
  • Team Leadership: Lead a team of routing specialists (one to start) to create optimal routes that will drive performance with TSMs, guiding them to meet and exceed distribution targets through strategic route planning.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Use advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills to analyze routing efficiency, making data-informed adjustments to improve TSM performance. Prepare reports and presentations to communicate routing performance and initiatives to senior management.
  • Tech Utilization: Employ basic coding knowledge to tweak or create routing tools, streamlining the route planning process.
  • Collaboration: Align routing strategies with sales goals, working alongside sales and distribution teams to ensure cohesive brand promotion efforts.
  • Strategic Thinking: Pro-actively create and investigate hypotheses about routes and performance, suggest areas of improvements to ensure we maximize our field team’s time and minimize costs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, or related field.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in routing or logistics, with a preference for backgrounds in food and beverage.
  • Proven leadership capabilities with experience in team management.
  • Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint, with SQL and DAX experience a bonus.
  • Excellent organizational, and communication skills.
  • Adaptable and self-reliant, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and meet ambitious KPIs.
  • Experience with Descartes not a requirement but would be a huge bonus.
  • Proven strong analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and a desire to be a lifelong learner.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health/Vision/Dental Benefits
  • 15 days of PTO + 8 paid holidays
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401K plan with employer match
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

#PRIME

Congo Brands, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.

Advice from our career coach

I would like to offer insights into the Routing Manager position at Congo Brands. As a successful applicant for this role, you should know that this position is central to ensuring efficient route navigation to maximize product visibility and sales. To stand out as an applicant, you should showcase your strategic planning, data analysis, team leadership, and tech utilization skills. Here are some specific tips to help you stand out:

  • Highlight your experience in route optimization and logistics, especially in the food and beverage industry.
  • Showcase your strong leadership capabilities and experience in team management.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and any coding knowledge you have, with SQL and DAX experience being a bonus.
  • Emphasize your excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as your ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Express your strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, along with a desire for continuous learning.

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