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Date:  Apr 19, 2024
Job Req ID:  17421
Category:  Sales
Country/Region:  US
State:  KY
City:  Lexington
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Retail Sales Lead


As a Retail Sales Lead for our Lexington, KY territory, you will drive our future with confidence by uncovering incremental selling opportunities.  This is a great development opportunity to further your career growth.  Joining a high performing inclusive team, we are here to set you up for success.  With an owner’s mindset, you will collaborate with our account teams and retail partners while growing your territory by selling-in our delicious brands. 


We are looking to you to take a fact-based data driven approach to growing your business.  Working in a warehouse delivery model, you will strive to become the partner of choice. You’re here to help us bring the best to families - all while building your expertise and network.  Help us to chart the direction for sales transformation work!  


 Retail Role Details:

  • The ideal candidate will reside within 45 miles of the center of this territory
  • This is a salaried position with quarterly bonus opportunity
  • You will be eligible to choose one of our Fleet Program options:
    • Company Car Program: Ford Escape along with insurance and a gas card
    • Auto Vehicle Reimbursement: allows you to choose what you drive and be reimbursed for business use of your own vehicle
  • You will receive a $65 monthly stipend for cell phone usage


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Selling, negotiating, and executing business plans – This position will partner with key decision makers.  Leveraging business intelligence data, you will create a selling story to drive the business for your customers and Kellanova. 
  • Drive Results – You will be responsible for delivering on key metrics such as POS (Point of Sale) budget, call coverage, and maintaining “perfect shelf” strategy … just to name a few.
  • Patience + Persistence = Profit – It’s time to put your can-do attitude and diverse experience to the test.  You’ll be a champion for Kellanova by implementing creative ideas and innovative solutions to overcome roadblocks, selling within the grocery landscape. 
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Analytics…Oh My – Showcase your knowledge working with these applications to create a compelling sales story at every store.
  • Nimble Learning – We will invest in you.  Owning your career by completing ongoing developmental training throughout the year. 


 Your Recipe for Success


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with fundamental technology skills such as Microsoft Office applications
  • Access to an approved* personal smartphone with Android or IOS operating system connected to a cellular network while working
  • Learning agility, robust problem solving, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated use of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Work requires long periods of walking, standing, bending, or carrying moderately heavy items (20-25 pounds) with or without reasonable accommodations


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please email


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment



Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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