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Posted August 25th

Region Manager (various locations)

Independence, KS

Employer

Friends Beverage Group

Industry

Importer

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Posted August 25th

Region Manager (various locations)

Independence, KS

Function

Sales

Experience

Senior Level

Type

Full Time

About The Position
We don’t sell wine, we sell fun! Inspired by the culture of Miami, our brand is fusion of art, fashion and music. Because wine should be fun and not complicated.
Fun Wine has immediate openings in the West, East and Central US.  We are looking for a motivated individuals who are ambitious and team players, ready to make a difference.  The qualified candidates will be outgoing, self-starters and have a passion for sales.  In this position you will be the front-line contact for our distributor partners and key retailers within your assigned region.

Responsibilities are, but not limited to:

Region Development:

·       Achieve specific company volume and distribution goals
·       Achieve specific distributor volume and distribution goals
·       Work with distributor partners to open new accounts
·       Learn all key decision makers in specific markets
·       Work with distributors on a weekly basis (work with days, team training, samplings, etc.)
·       Must be available to work weekends in support of any special event activity

Distributor Development:

·       Be the key point of contact for our distributor partner
·       Achieve Preferred Supplier Status with your distributor partners
·       Develop key relationships with all key distributor personnel such as owner, General Sales Manager, Chain Manager, POS Manager, etc.
·       Manage all pricing so that Fun Wine brands are competitive in the market
·       Know competitive pricing for all key competitor brands
·       Must have the entrepreneurial spirit to develop local marketing programs
·       Will be responsible for Region Marketing
·       Ensure all POS in the market is current
·       Ensure monthly orders are placed in a timely manner

Required Skills (but not limited to:)

·       Ideal candidates will live in one of these three areas:
o   LA, MS, KY, IN, VA, GA, NC, SC or FL
o   TX, AR, OK, MO, IL, NE, CO, NV, CA, AZ, KS, IA, or NM
o   MI, OH, WV, DE, PA, NY, NJ, VT, NH, ME, RI, CT, MA, MD, or DC
·       10+ years of experience in alcohol sales
·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
·       Strong working knowledge of your region
·       Must be confident 
·       Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work alone
·       Must have a strong knowledge of Fun Wine and our vision
·       Must be able to read and interpret Nielsen data
·       General knowledge of the wine/beer industry
·       Knowledge of distributor operations
·       Must be willing to travel a minimum of 75% of the time
·       Must be competent in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
·       Must be able to lift and move cases of wine frequently, at least 35 pounds

Location
Independence, KS
Function Details
  • Reports To SVP of North American Operations