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BUNZL Key Account Manager (Cordova Chicago, IL) in Memphis, Tennessee


The Sales Manager - Key Accounts will be responsible for the development and performance of all sales-related activities to drive growth and new business within a defined account mix.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

Cordova Safety Products, a leading company in the Bunzl Safety Division, is a supplier of personal protective equipment to all retail channels throughout North America. The National Account Sales Manager position will be based in the Chicago, IL area.


  • Develop a business plan and sales strategy for the market that ensures attainment of company sales and profitability goals.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.

  • Work with a sense of urgency. Demonstrate an active approach, be willing to get involved in order to increase the pace and achieve goals and objectives.

  • Identify, integrate and manage Independent Manufacturer Rep Groups.

  • Develop and execute key account strategies to accomplish annual business objectives.

  • Develop and facilitate cross-functional internal working relationships to assure seamless customer service.

  • Represent company at various trade/customer shows.


  • BA/BS in Marketing, Business Administration or related field

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in consumer sales, preferably selling to national hardware chains and mass retailers.

  • Self-motivated, high energy, persistent, and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrated track record in meeting and exceeding sales goals

  • Demonstrated success in problem solving – must be creative, innovative

  • Ability to organize and prioritize

  • Superior interpersonal skills – proficient in both written and verbal communications

  • Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Knowledge of market (competitors, environment, etc.)

  • Experience selling licensed product a plus

  • Overnight travel is required on a limited basis

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)