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Posted May 17th

Sales Manager - Pickerfresh

Chicago, Illinois


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Employer

Nature's Best LLC

Industry

Importer and Production and Manufacturing

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Posted May 17th

Sales Manager - Pickerfresh

Chicago, Illinois

Function

Sales

Experience

Mid-Level

Salary

75K-85K

Type

Full Time

About The Position
The MW Regional Sales Manager with Nature’s Best is a role held by a highly, self-motivated professional with a proven track record in sales seeking to grow in an entrepreneurial setting.  In this position you are required to meet sales targets and help build a new brand in the specialty food trade. The role requires drive, enthusiasm and a passion for our retail brand Pickerfresh specialty products and sales. 


Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned

Sales 
·       Sell product by building, maintaining, and effectively managing a sales pipeline through distributors and brokers in the Midwestern United States
·       Own and hit/exceed set sales targets within assigned sales channel
·       Dedicate 80% of time, focus and efforts in the field towards achieving personal and team sales goals in several contiguous territories. 
·       Assist management in building promotional / merchandising programs  
·       Travel to customer locations to complete sales calls as required
·       Attend select trade events as required

 Relationship building 

·       Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
·       Partner with customers to understand business needs and objectives
·       Seek out new customers & develops a relationship with them

 Management of others
·       Lead and manage national and regional distributors, including KeHE, UNFI and any new distributors who may emerge. 
·       Assist with hiring and managing part time Brand Ambassadors

Other 
·       Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results
·       Work closely with management in strategy development and execution

Qualifications/ Skills:
·       Minimum 3-5 years sales experience in specialty food industry
·       Experience working with distributors and brokers
·       Regional (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic) Market knowledge 
·       Track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals
·       Strong presentation skills 
·       Excellent written and verbal skills
·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team  
·       Working knowledge/familiarity with KeHE Connect reporting system
·       Proven self-starter
·       Ability to work independently 
·       Capable to communicate, present and influence all levels of organization

Employment Details
·       Full time opportunity / immediate start
·       Generous car allowance 
·       Health care benefits after 90 days
·       401K contribution
·       $75-$85K, depending on experience 
·       Bonus available up to 30% of base salary  
·       Successful candidate will supply a minimum of 3 written references. 

Location
Chicago, Illinois