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Posted November 23rd

Brand Field Rep. ( Cannabis Industry ) - Chicagoland, IL

Chicago, Illinois


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Posted November 23rd

Brand Field Rep. ( Cannabis Industry ) - Chicagoland, IL

Chicago, Illinois

Function

Other

Experience

Other

Type

Part Time

WHY YOU'LL DIG YOUR GIG

In short, our purpose at TEAM is to blow people's minds and steal their hearts with incredible brand experiences. We want you to help us help our brands do amazing, unprecedented, wildly creative things, creating moments that people never forget and that people will want to share with others. To make all that great work happen takes a lot of coordination and organization behind the scenes.

THE TEAM DIFFERENCE

People may forget your witty hashtag and your latest campaign tagline, but they will never forget how you made them feel. That's because what a brand does is much more important that what is says. Actions speak louder than advertising and marketing. Experiences are what create real connections that lead to brand love and that's what we do at TEAM. We're a fun, collaborative, hard working group with a great office environment who takes care of our employees, to ensure that both in work and in life you experience something greater.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Do you love building relationships, are you the one in the group who always knows everyone? Are you excited to meet new people and expand your network? Are you passionate about being able to be independent with your work and solely responsible for the growth of your region? Then we would like to meet you. We are in search of people like you to lead our key account business in one of our most important territories, in the exciting and dynamic cannabis space. In this role, you will be responsible for nurturing relationships, expanding brand presence and accelerating pull-through at key dispensary accounts for our client, Cresco Labs', portfolio of brands.

You'll need an unwavering enthusiasm for our industry and an endless curiosity about what drives our business, looking for solutions along the way. We don't believe in a typical day or week; we embrace challenges and are rewarded by overcoming objections in order to achieve goals. And there's no such thing as a typical retailer; each one is unique and special to Cresco's business. Your passion for your work will drive you to be a true partner to retailer partners and your dedication to their business will yield mutual respect. Your entrepreneurial spirit allows you to work independently while having fun doing so. And in return, expect a fast-paced growing business in a highly diversified industry.

Field Execution Responsibilities

• Be the expert on the client's brand and business, and cannabis category as a whole... and share that knowledge and passion with others

• Establish strong working relationships with Budtenders and become a trusted resource and partner, helping them excel in their roles

• Educate and excite Budtenders and key stakeholders on client brands and benefits, consumer need states and industry trends

• Provide in-market training and support and ensure TEAM and Client quality standards are inline

• Be seen as an industry leader and help drive conversation to safe and fun use of cannabis

• Schedule and execute In-Store Activations and be the face of the brand(s) to Budtenders and consumers

• Plan and develop merchandising strategies

• Collaborate with customers to create attractive sales floor displays and make sure that our product is prominently displayed

• Produce layout plans for stores and maintain store shelves and inventory

• Increase the sales and preference of client's brands through the following:

o Provide Budtenders with talking points, sales tips and training

o Support client with effective POS and merchandising

o Provide account with in-store activations to help sell the brand

• Work with Program Manager and client in the development of all program-specific training or experiential materials

• Assist with other projects as needed throughout the year.

Administrative Responsibilities:

• Complete all administrative responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner

• Maintain proper records for all expense reports and ensure they are completed on a weekly basis

• Compete all paperwork and meet administrative deadlines including monitoring and tracking all activations

• Manage all informational requests and recap key takeaways for TEAM Management

• Own the integrity of all training materials and in-store activations and ensure updates are made across all platforms

• Understand and ensure compliance of all state rules/regulations.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

• 1-3 years' related industry or sales experience

• Must have reliable transportation for local travel that includes some nights and weekends

• The ability to lift 40 pounds regularly

• Knowledge of cannabis, trends and industry preferred, but will train the right candidate

• Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills - including the ability to listen and identify opportunities to drive increased brand loyalty

• Ability to coordinate efforts with distributor personnel including orders, delivery and merchandising support

• Prior promotion agency experience in on/off premise preferred

• Familiarity with local market trendsetting accounts

• Strong problem solving, time management, and organizational skills

• Skilled at multitasking with an ability to meet deadlines

• Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

WHO WE ARE

TEAM is an award-winning experiential marketing agency that develops and executes creative marketing campaigns rooted in strategy, insights and decades of learning. We partner with the best brands and people to deliver experiences that create inspiration at the point of engagement. Our roster of talent is essential to executing quality campaigns which live up to our high standards. Visit us online on our website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Location
Chicago, Illinois