P&G has been a CPM Netherlands client since they bought Gillette back in 2005. CPM serviced Gillette and P&G asked CPM in order to build and maintain distribution in-stores to recruit a dedicated field sales team. The so called (9 ) Store Development Representatives, along with 1 field coach and 1 account executive, are responsible for P&G’s portfolio merchandising in both drug stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands.
CPM recruited a dedicated entrepreneurial team of people to be responsible for informing stores on new initiatives, ensuring the “power SKU’s” are available and on shelf inline with headquarter or store agreement. In addition increase share of shelf where/when applicable, avoid out of stock situations and optimise second placements in store to drive sales. Using the Retail reporting module designed by Omni ISG on the Salesforce platform we report back the results and issues directly to our point of contacts in the P&G office in Rotterdam, enabling the account managers to be in the driving seat when talking to their clients. The field coach and account executive sit in the office one day a week and join meetings with the P&G teams, they work closely together maximising the opportunities for each call cycle and bring expertise and learnings outside – in.
To streamline data we make use of innovative tools in order to keep improving the sales and merchandising process.
A strong and flexible partnership has been built over the years securing all of our learning and share of information and recommendations.