Worked for PepsiCo managing their national retail sales force in Canada.
Pros: near people and challenges.
Cons: too big a country. hard to see people in person enough!
In managing five sales managers and over 100 sales people across Canada for PepsiCo's Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade division I developed processes and systems that maximized efficiency and effectiveness. We had to respond to urgent client (PepsiCo) requests to launch new products, ensure distribution, shelf schematics, pricing and merchandising were – more... all sold into Grocery, Mass Merch. and C-Storea accounts.
The people were great - hardworking, creative and industrious. By far the best part of the job. – less