Thread regarding Mondelez International Inc. layoffs

Sales Reps position Eliminated in 2020

You all heard it here first major changes coming in 2020. We are not leaving dsd but major structure changes coming. End of the SR era.

Folks Kroger and Food Lion no Reps in store is the beginning of the “Test”

SR’s will have option to become FTSSR.

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Anyone that thinks DSD is here to stay is in for a rude awakening.

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Post ID: @1ztpk+11eSLeWw

Happy 2020!! We will be here celebrating 2021 in dsd also!! So much for y'all's conspiracy theories lol!!!

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Post ID: @1zhue+11eSLeWw

Same here! They are overworking everyone!! Big A$$ weekend sales at the big K!! Never enough help. Shelves get wiped out. Management calls!! They want pristine service!!! Good luck with that!!! They're just trying to get that final push out of everyone then the bottom falls out next year!!! DM and RMS are nonexistent!!

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Post ID: @1itpo+11eSLeWw

Wow, what area are you in that you can slack off like that??? In my area they are working some of us to death, and I do mean some. Others don't do anything, while some are on a chain gang. I have to do 1 1/2-2 people's jobs a day. Lots of order writes, merch hits, and loads. NO TIME to sit around doing nothing. Ideploy says it's a 6 hour day when it's really 10+. Just goes to show you how this company operates. Some don't do much, others have to do too much. Any question on the reasons for the failure of Mondelez, and why they are going warehouse? I think not!!!

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Post ID: @1idef+11eSLeWw

Not soon enough!! It’s gonna be interesting getting a new job that entails more than watching movies on my iPad, in the parking lots of my accounts! Been a great run! If my DM ever stepped foot out of his house, he’d notice!

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Post ID: @17evv+11eSLeWw

Stop teasing us!!! When is this big announcement ever going to happen?????

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Post ID: @17hed+11eSLeWw

Lazy order writers and pt merchandisers staying lol!!!! Good luck with that mondelez!!

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Post ID: @Emre+11eSLeWw

I saw a gal taking a picture of a spice display. I asked her about her role. She takes pictures, and enters data. When DSD ends, and it will, that's what a few people will be doing. We're done, it's over, the only question is when. I'm so excited, I'm going to get my life and soul back soon!!!😁

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Post ID: @Coiy+11eSLeWw

Why are posts being deleted?

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Post ID: @Bcmt+11eSLeWw

That’s laughable! “Retailers don’t have time to stock nabisco products”. OMG! We are less than 5% of what’s already warehouse in their store! Come on now! Of course they do! Hire a couple of overnight clerks and boom!
I guess subway doesn’t have time to make sandwiches either 🤣🤣🤣
DSD is coming to an end! Wise people have embraced this and been preparing, others like yourself....reality will be a rude awakening!

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Post ID: @Byha+11eSLeWw

For who? Not retailers! It sure is for Mondelez, they load the living crud out of stores to achieve sales objectives! Sure doesn’t help retailers, which is why retailers have been setting up to eliminate dsd.....-and Mondelez is next! EDI and CAO are being utilized for a good reason, and it’s not to continue dsd!! Figure it out!

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Post ID: @Bwhr+11eSLeWw

People really need to quit overthinking things! DSD is ending! Why in the world would they have CAO and EDI in accounts? Yes, your boss is covering their butt, they don’t want people to exit before they are ready!

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Post ID: @tuue+11eSLeWw

Not happening. Mondelez isn't staying in dsd to merchandise shelves. Sales is where the money is

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Post ID: @skpt+11eSLeWw

Just today boss told us some changes are coming, but DSD is here to stay according to the higher ups/headquarters. Someone asked if any reps will be losing their jobs, and he said no. But the managers lie constantly. I still think there is way too many red flags to believe there aren't MAJOR changes coming.

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Post ID: @sgyx+11eSLeWw

I had a Safeway store employee tell me today that Kehe/Jyve are throwing Nabisco and Frito Lay in the Seattle area. Can't verify if this is True. Last week the Kehe/Jyve employee told me they are throwing Frito Lay product in the Seattle area. Something is going on, but honestly, who knows what is true? I keep hoping info will slowly start trickling out.

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Post ID: @skgo+11eSLeWw

May want to go back to where you got your info and ask again! No, we aren’t retaining the highest paid reps to merchandise, sores will do that themselves. We will lose a large number of SKU’s and then pay a slotting fee for the SKU’s we still carry in the sets. In and out will be kept on shippers which will come through warehouse as well! Mondelez isn’t a merchandising organization for goodness sakes, we are a selling organization, and when we can’t sell, we won’t! Not that hard! DSD is indeed ending, and has been! Retail is evolving and so are we! The profit isn’t in merchandising, it’s in incremental selling! Goodnight people!

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Post ID: @rwyj+11eSLeWw

Contracts between retailers and Mondelez are up in 2020. There will be changes. Mondelez will still deliver products because the retailers warehouses don’t have room for 250 slots to store Mondelez product. Sales force will be cut down where Mondelez employees will continue to merchandise the product. All high paid merchandisers (sales reps) will become merchandisers and will loose their company car. With stores writing orders Mondelez will not have to pay any type of bonus to field reps. I am hearing April of 2020 with HR holding conference calls end of February. Company is hoping with the ending of the pension many long term employees will retire to help with eliminating employee layoffs.

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Post ID: @rcpq+11eSLeWw

If u people are spinning out of control this bad now every time your company changes something- imagine what you all will be like when you actually get your notice. Sounds like a bunch of you screaming THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!! Deep breaths, make the most you can while you can. Dsd is going away, but you all might be a couple yrs away yet.

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Post ID: @gfeo+11eSLeWw

Retailers have been planning the exit from dsd for years! Kroger has had this in their forecast for years, to eliminate dsd! Absolutely no other reason for EDI and CAO except to prepare to go warehouse! All warehouse companies are EDI. So hard to imagine people believe the excuses being thrown out!

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Post ID: @fdtq+11eSLeWw

All of this time frame of DSD ending makes sense. Let's not forget the pension accrument will be frozen on 12/31/2019. No more money put into the pension. They gave a 10 year notice of the pension enfing. Sounds like they are getting all of their ducks in a row to oust field sales and merchandisers.

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Post ID: @eykz+11eSLeWw

Any body listen to our joke of a ceo on the live linked? Like he really cares about the employees.

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Post ID: @6ban+11eSLeWw

funny i still work for nestle until 11/15 just got and email sayimg mondeles is looking for good nestle employees fro sales and merch positions. i dont think i will be applying. i will just be covering for those who leave when dsd ends

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Post ID: @5rxu+11eSLeWw

Merchandisers and reps will be gone in early 2020! Been the timeline I’ve said all along! Likely everyone gone at the same time! They can cut merchandisers hours....not reps!

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Post ID: @5oqa+11eSLeWw

EDI will be locked in January. Bye buh lazy reps

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Post ID: @5grk+11eSLeWw

Kroger is already edi just not locked

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Post ID: @5kng+11eSLeWw

Kroger going EDI the 1st of the year!! Reps are done!!! Merchandisers will stay on

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Post ID: @5odi+11eSLeWw

What are the kroger changes to merchandising you guys keep mentioning ?

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Post ID: @5gtx+11eSLeWw

Totally agree on the RMS comments. The girl in our area doesn’t even take care of the coaching of PTSR’s or FTSR’s. The DM handles all the SR’s and merchandisers, and the RMS sits on her computer ALL day and the RDR lets them get away with it!! Talk about a waste of money!! That RDR also never leaves her home so none of us are surprised. It drives all of us nuts that they want to cut us, the people in the field instead of the RMS and even some of the DMs that just sit at lunch or in their “home offices” all day long.

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Post ID: @5rvx+11eSLeWw

RMS role is a joke. My RMS never comes out of the office. When he does come out he spends about 10 minutes with me telling me how wrong I do things. DSD here to stay lol. My RMS needs to go back where he came from and stop kissing the Regional Directors a–. She likes him so he is the angel boy.

Glad none of these Kroger changes affects my team. Be more for me to do. Haven’t received a phone call or seen my sales rep in months. I get a text with instructions. He hasn’t been to a couple of stores in months

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Post ID: @4iix+11eSLeWw

Quit asking your boss questions!!! Really bad move!

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Post ID: @2bmy+11eSLeWw

All of the said upcoming changes feed directly into the end of DSD! With the timeline to the end of DSD contracts being 2020, just 90 days away, the writing is on the wall!
Easy shift will be the only remnants of a Sales rep and merchandisers will be eliminated. Eventually a broker will be taking the pictures.
For over 18 months we have seen changes, yet some people still say,”business as usual”? Far from it! In two of the largest retailers we sales reps are no longer writing orders, the cornerstone of DSD! Guess those people are waiting for DSD to end, until then they will live in the state of denial! 🤣

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Post ID: @2qva+11eSLeWw

The wheels are in motion for dad to end! It’s painfully obvious! Things are winding down. Hard to believe people don’t see what’s coming.

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Post ID: @2pth+11eSLeWw

The value of the sales rep role will be mostly data collection , EasyShift. Say Cheese!

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Post ID: @1tyj+11eSLeWw

We're not going to stay in dsd to merchandise shelves. Money is in selling. Reps will be eliminated and so will the merchandisers. Good luck

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Post ID: @1xae+11eSLeWw

Not really that far fetched with Walmart now writing 100% of our shelf orders. Plus with the new Kroger merchandise rules starting next week with losing most of all our Kroger displays. Not really a lot for reps to do anymore. What’s to say the cao won’t be locked out at Kroger how it is at Walmart in 6 more months. Then that’s 2 huge chains we are not writing orders at.....

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Post ID: @1sxe+11eSLeWw

Oh come on now people, quit trying to spin this 100 different ways! Don’t overthink things! It’s very easy to understand....as has been said 1 million times, DSD is ending! There is no “new DSD”!
This scenario is laughable! The power of DSD comes from selling, NOT delivering or merchandising! You are really grasping at straws with these theories! DSD is not about supplying merchandisers, or about providing a delivery service! DSD MADE money at one time due simply from “overselling” the program!! When we are not able to do so (like now), the profitability is gone!

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Post ID: @1dfu+11eSLeWw

As a nestle rep, we had too many people frontline, merchandisers, middle mgmt, and definitely analysts. Mondalez seems to have about 6 diff levels just for frontline from pt cracker stacker all the way up to whatever you call top sales reps. How many people do you need to write an order and put on shelf? Looks like a recipe fir disaster. Good luck.

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Post ID: @1har+11eSLeWw

I really hope this is true, yet my manager keeps telling us that everything will be staying the same. What doesn’t make sense is that we don’t service nearly as much as we used to and it doesn’t make sense to send a SR and a FTSR into the same store, so honestly why wouldn’t it change? It only makes sense. They should actually get rid of the RMS’ as they don’t do anything at all other than put out wrong schedules.

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Post ID: @1onp+11eSLeWw

Doubt that scenario happens!! If that was the case what would happen to the FTSSR we already have? Retailers are talking dsd back. Contracts are ending. Wake up!!

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Post ID: @xeh+11eSLeWw

They heard it on CNN

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