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Posted September 18th

Area Sales Manager - Southern Illinois

Bloomington, IL

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Posted September 18th

Area Sales Manager - Southern Illinois

Bloomington, IL






$50-55K base+ $12-17k bonuses


Full Time

About The Position
Revolution Brewing, your favorite craft beer proudly brewed right here in the midwest, is hiring an Area Sales Manager to share the story of our brewery in Southern Illinois. As our front-line voice you'll work with our local distributor and retail partners to get our fresh beers into consumer fists. This may be through landing great spots for our displays, making sure our beer is pouring at your local bar or restaurant, or talking about our tasty beer at samplings or festivals in the future.

We're hiring for the territory that for us covers central and southern Illinois - ideally this person will be based out of Peoria for easy access to most distributors, but Bloomington/Normal area could work, too. You are required to live in the territory you represent and manage travel around to the various distributor areas. Let us know in a cover letter where you've had success!

Established relationships with local bars, restaurants and stores in these areas will be key to creating awareness with these partners and our consumers. You’ll be in the market most days, safely seeing accounts to drop off merch, beer, or anything else that will let folks know about our flagship or fun, new beers. Planning your days will have you using VIP, our sales data system, to analyze sales opportunities to get Rev into the public's hands. Following up with your accounts and summing up your wins to the distributor will showcase those great communication skills we know you’ll have, too.

If found on a different site than, the base salary for this role is from $50,000-55,000, plus an annual bonus of 10% paid in January and a quarterly sales bonus tied to KPI's, up to $12,000year (most reps earn between $2-3K/quarter). Benefits begin the first day of the month after you start, with medical/dental/vision insurances, 3 weeks PTO, 401(k) with company match, and more offered.

Why You'll Be Amazing in this Role!
  • You'll have 3-5 years working for a beer wholesaler or supplier within the Illinois 3-tier market, with a Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • You'll be more than proficient pulling data to analyze in Excel to create your own sales plan that works with the quarterly bonus goals.
  • A reliable car is a must, as you'll travel around all of central & southern IL to different local markets.
  • Able to adjust your schedule to work samplings and festivals (so sometimes Tuesday-Saturday or a 2pm-10pm day). Working nights and weekends is part of beer and you’ll need to adjust from your typical 9-5 hours.
  • You'll already have experience successfully meeting sales goals, prioritizing independent tasks, and handling multiple projects.
  • You have to be able to maneuver 35-pound cases, as well as maneuver and place full kegs, as part of the job.
Bloomington, IL
Function Details
  • Reports To District Sales Manager