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Posted January 11th

Client Strategist (Business Development Manager), Nor Cal - Food & Beverage

San Francisco, CA

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Posted January 11th

Client Strategist (Business Development Manager), Nor Cal - Food & Beverage

San Francisco, CA






Full Time

About The Position
Have a passion for food and beverage? Join our west coast team as a thought leader and sales professional of the food and beverage space!
ForceBrands is the leading specialized recruiting firm for the consumer products industry — we build the teams that build the brands. Our industry-specific divisions BevForce, FoodForce, BeautyForce, and HerbForce offer executive search services, board of director assembly, and a digital job board. 
BevForce & FoodForce — our beverage and food divisions are looking for an ambitious business development leader to sell our executive search service. The ideal candidate will have strong sales skills, food and non-alcoholic beverage sales experience, and a desire to grow the BevForce & FoodForce division in Northern California. Based in the San Francisco Metro Area, this role will join a collaborative, entrepreneurial team of industry-specialized Client Strategists and Executive Recruiters.
  1. Extraordinary relationship building & communications skills.
  2. Sales experience & training; proven client management success.
  3. Experience in food and non-alcoholic beverage- brand, agency or media sales.
  • Organized
  • Motivated
  • Negotiator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable
  • Hands-on
  • Fast mover & thinker
  • Sales. You will be responsible for bringing in business for our executive search service. You will collaborate with our Executive Recruiters to ensure your clients are receiving quality candidates to fill the role(s) and will be responsible for the overall management of each client account.
  • Developing relationships with prospective clients and grow existing partnerships in the beauty & wellness space -brands, agencies, associations, distributors (some retail).
  • Managing your workflow using SalesForce.
  • Attending trade shows and trade events in the Beverage and Food/CPG space to help create and maintain client partnerships.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Reside within Southern California/Los Angeles
  • 3-5 years’ sales/marketing/business development experience in the Beverage & Food industry
  • Proven track record of penetrating all levels and functions of a company
  • Experience in managing a large portfolio of accounts
  • Customer service
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); SalesForce
  • BONUS POINTS: Experience in Recruitment Industry 
We believe there is such a thing as a perfect fit — for the companies we work with, our job seekers, and most importantly for our ForceBrands team.  It’s not only about matching a skill set with a list of job requirements — it’s about connecting the right personality with the right team and company culture.  And we have a lot of company culture, the best kind, built on trust, transparency, and communication. Of course, we have plenty of perks too (so does everyone these days), office dogs, happy hours, and buckets of benefits but at the core, it's the people, not the perks, that keep our team moving onward and upward.
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