Don't you have no life the money isn't there unless you make the sales plan. in the past couple years they have made it almost impossible to make plan. You will start off working 14 hours a day. You never get two days off in a row. Managers are constantly coming and going your constantly under new supervisors some have knowledge most dont.
I was given not only to work for # 1 snack corporation in the world but the my space to show my talents. I enjoy dealing with people and especially working with the best of the best sales team in the country. I was trained and given the tools and that’s all I ever needed. I was given the opportunity to use them tools with my own game plans without someone controlling me like a game boy. I enjoyed all the numerous leadership positions I was asked to step up to and did them very well. I had a outstanding track record and awards to prove it. I retired after 26 years to save my physical health but my passion for training and leadership is still driving inside of me. I always had a very strong dedication to high standards and it really upsets me now looking outside in what’s going on. I believe my family knows I can’t let go of those values.
We have work phones that u enter ur name when u get assigned them. A few of us thought it would be fun to put different names. I put Scooby Doo, someone else Batman, and another Xanous. Not knowing anything about Covid-19.Fast forward 2 years, we now have to do zoom call meetings. So we’re logging on doing a safety zoom meeting and I go to answer a question. To hear ur boss read ur answer “Scooby Doo says keep hydrated” for all of the District’s to hear. And hear them giggle and see them smile. Then ur other boss say “Who is Scooby Doo?” And have everyone laugh. 😂
At the interview, be sure that you transmit the idea that your roll is one of a Salesman! You consider yourself to be all about growing the business as apposed to being a "delivery boy".
Frito-Lay sales can be a pressure cooker of an environment. Weekly sales goals are extremely important. I learned the value of under projecting and over delivering early in my career, when a boss was upset that I did not hit my weekly projection. I learned that if my team was not able to hit a projection, that I needed to be prepared with a sales plan to make up for any sales missed. Once I understood the value of delivering sales plans, and relayed viable options to my teams, rarely did my teams miss sales plans.
Everyday at Frito-Lay was exciting. I enjoyed working with my teams and my peers and meeting new customers. I loved the challenge of helping my people in meeting, and especially exceeding, their goals. Most rewarding part of being on a team is when I was the instrumental component of developing someone who got promoted to the next level.