meet the team

Jennie Trachsel

Meet one of our emerging leaders, our National Account Manager for Kroger.

  1. What do you love most about your career at Beech-Nut Nutrition? I love working at Beech-Nut because I am part of a passionate, driven, and hard-working team! I have never been surrounded by a better group of people – from production to sales to marketing – everyone is so supportive and amazing! It makes it fun!
  2. What gets you out of bed in the morning? I am driven by challenges, and our business at Kroger certainly has its challenges and constant changes.
  3. What’s your favorite perk to working at Beech-Nut Nutrition? Working from home! I do my best work in sweats!
  4. What do you do to live a balanced life? I make sure to take time out every day for me to work out! Also, with 3 teenage girls, I always make sure to take a few minutes after their school day, to de-brief and have a giggle or two – those moments put life into perspective.
  5. How would you describe Beech-Nut Nutrition in 5 words or less? Passionate, Driven, Fun, Supportive, and Focused.
  6. What is your favorite product that we make? Naturals™ Mango: it is the closest puree to the mangos I grew up with in Jamaica as a child.
  7. How would you describe your work style? I like to work collaboratively. Our team is very focused on collaboration. I prefer to take a few hours on the weekend to work on minor/quick projects and getting my To-Do list ready for Monday, which allows me to start working first thing in the morning.
  8. If you could have dinner with someone living or dead who would it be? Maya Angelou.
  9. What is your favorite company or person to follow? Robin Roberts from Good Morning America.
  10. What is your best life hack? To quickly chill a bottle of wine, wrap a wet paper towel around the bottle and put in the freezer for 5 minutes – perfect chilled temperature.
  11. What have you learned at Beech-Nut Nutrition that you will never forget? Never admire your problems!
  12. What is the weirdest job you have ever had? I cleaned dorms the summer after my freshman year in college at the University of Dayton. The job wasn’t weird, but the stuff we encountered was eye-opening. Definite motivation to finish college. 😊
  13. What has been your biggest career success? I’m still working on creating my biggest career success! 2019 is going to be an awesome year at Kroger.
  14. What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader? I am constantly learning and being open to new ideas!
  15. What is your biggest outside interest? Besides my family, my biggest outside interest is working out. I do some unique and crazy workouts/races/fitness challenges.  I love the feeling of accomplishment when it’s over!
  16. What is a book you have read recently? “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama
  17. How do you incorporate our mission (Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature) into your role every day? I incorporate the Beech-Nut mission by working to delight consumers in everything we do. The key is to strive to go above and beyond – give just a little bit more than what they asked for or expect.
  18. How and where do you find inspiration? Usually at 3 a.m. when I should be sleeping! Outside of insomnia, I often find inspiration when on a walk or run outside.
  19. What are you most passionate about in your role? I am most passionate about opportunities. In the past year, the opportunities at Kroger have been getting the basics right and digital engagement. 2019 opportunities are all about driving growth.
  20. What are three things still left on your bucket list? Travel to Italy and Greece, meet my biological mother, and send my parents to Hawaii!

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