Arlene Kobos's Work Experience
Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Vice President, Sales Excellence
Columbus, Ohio Area
Dawn Foods Global
Senior Vice President & General Manger
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
February 2015 to November 2015
Columbus, Ohio Area and Cincinnati, OH Area
The Kobos Group, LLC
January 2015 to November 2015
Columbus, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio
Givaudan Flavor Corporation
Senior Vice President, Sales NOAM Region
May 2012 to August 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio Area
National Sales Director
June 2007 to November 2009
Regional Sales Director
January 2001 to January 2002
Director of Sales
January 1992 to January 2001
Account Manager, Materials Control Supervisor, Product Quality Supervisor
1983 to 1992
Mississippi, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota
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About Arlene Kobos's Current CompanyHeller Seasonings
Direct five Territory Managers for region comprising $25M in sales. Develop and implement strategic plan to redirect critical assets toward a 15% increase in sales revenue. Redirect sales team resources in support of company-wide initiative to reposition and expand business into food service and prepared food segments. Targeted recruitment and career development. Direct five Territory Managers for region comprising $25M in sales. Develop and implement strategic plan to redirect critical assets toward a 15% increase in sales revenue. Redirect sales team resources in support of company-wide initiative to reposition and expand business into food service and prepared food segments. Targeted recruitment and career development.
Frequently Asked Questions about Arlene Kobos
What company does Arlene Kobos work for?
Arlene Kobos works for Heller Seasonings
What is Arlene Kobos's role at Heller Seasonings?
Arlene Kobos is Regional Sales Director
Arlene Kobos's phone (216) ***-*151
What industry does Arlene Kobos work in?
Arlene Kobos works in the Food & Beverages industry.
About Arlene Kobos
💼 Past Experience
From January 2001 to January 2002, Arlene Kobos was a Regional Sales Director at Heller Seasonings, a world-renowned flavor and fragrance company in Chicago. Heller, based in Columbus, Ohio, was a majority-owned subsidiary of the Kobos Group, LLC, which was registered in Illinois. Kobos was responsible for the sales and marketing of a major portion of the family-owned business, which generated sales that totaled $25 million in 2001. Her region, which included Cincinnati, Ohio, was a key focus for Heller due to its established traffic andEGP relationships. In 2002, Kobos was named Regional Sales Director for the United States, and shepherded Heller's sales teams from region to region in order to support the company's branded products in a more focused manner. Additionally, Kobos formulated and implemented a strategic plan to redirect critical assets toward a 15% increase in sales revenue. Additionally, in 2003, Kobos participated in the launch of a company-wide initiative to reposition and expand the company's business into the food service and prepared food segments. In 2004, she also served as Vice President, Sales Excellence at Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a division of Vantage Specialty Industries, Inc. Her role included responsibility for the sales and marketing of a major portion of the company's $152 million in sales in 2004. In 2006, Kobos left Vantage to take a position as Vice President, Sales at Symrise, Inc. where she held that position from December 2009 to May 2012. In that time, Symrise, based in Teterboro, New Jersey, topped the Fortune 500 list for food sales with a CAGR of 14%. Kobos was named Sales Engineer of the Year by the National Sales Directors Association in 2008. She was also a Company Executives Association "Sales Person of the Year" in 2013 and a "Lead Regional Account Manager" and " rates and items" award winner in 2014.In order to accelerate and maintain the sales performance of her clients, Kobos engaged in extensive customer-centered field management. She also directed the strategic planning, creative market development, budgetary control, and international project management of major projects for her company, which included the launch of a world-class key account management program and the acquisition of Chr. Hansen Flavors. Kobos was also involved in the development and implementation of marketing plans to penetrate the snack food industry and introduce new ingredients to the market place. In total, she successfully exited her position with Symrise, Inc. in November of 2017 to take a position as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Givaudan Flavor Corporation.While working at Givaudan Flavor, Kobos led the North American Sales Team for the world's largest flavor and fragrance company, achieving significant revenue growth in eight consecutive quarters in a mature marketplace. She also spearheaded the development and implementation of Sales Team Strategy and successfully achieved sales growth of $152 million with a CAGR of 10%. In addition to her sales, marketing, and project management experience, Kobos is a successful business executive with experience in developing and implementing marketing plans to penetrate the snack food industry and introducing new ingredients to the market place.
Arlene Kobos has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. After graduating, she worked as a Nutritional Sciences/Food Science doctoral candidate at Michigan State University. Kobos then became a Business Adminstration manager at the University of Phoenix. Kobos has also lectured on a professional level in Business Administration, Nutritional Sciences/Food Science, and Art Management. Her current coursework is in Entrepreneurship and Spanish Language Strategies. Kobos is prepared for her current work as a business administrator and chef in a professional kitchen.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Experience in Sales and Marketing:Vice President & General Manager at Dawn Foods GlobalSenior Vice President & General Manager at Dawn Foods Global from January 2001 to January 2002 (1 year 1 month) in Chicago, IL. Direct five Territory Managers for region comprising $25M in sales. Develop and implement strategic plan to redirect critical assets toward a 15% increase in sales revenue. Redirect sales team resources in support of company-wide initiative to reposition and expand business into food service and prepared food segments. Targeted recruitment and career development. Vice President, Sales Excellence at Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Columbus, Ohio Area.Voter executives considered Kobos's substantial experience and expertise in sales, marketing, and online sales to be a major asset in her candidacy for Regional Sales Director at Heller Seasonings. Kobos's skills in area of customer relationship management and strategic prospecting also helped her very quickly become the leader of a sales team that successfully redirected the company's critical assets in support of a strategic plan that resulted in widespread success. In additional, Kobos had a very real ability to communicate with her customers, never hesitated to take on difficult or large projects, and was a Herculean effort pusher in her role as Regional Sales Director at Heller Seasonings.
In a nutshell
Ranked #320 out of 6,404 for Regional Sales Director in Ohio
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
3 year(s), 8 month(s)
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