I just wanted to see if the people of this board could possibly give some help. (Networking) I was in the soft drink industry for 4 years with Pepsi cola in the Detroit market Unit. I did extremely well while I was there, but for some reason I decided to go to another industry which was not as fun. I have been out of it for two years, and I am trying to get back in it someway, somehow. I have excellent references from Pepsi, but the fact is they are doing some serious downsizing this year and I want to make a move within the next three or so months, just in time for spring>>> Where I am having some difficulty is finding contacts for Miller, Budweiser, any Wine companies or specialty distributor. Any information or contact help would be really appreciated.
Did you get the PM I sent you a couple of days ago? Just wondering. Hey I didn't mean to piss anyone off just wanted to see if anyone actually read the thing. Sometimea a negative reaction is better than no reaction that way you have somewhere to start.
I have been doing alot of searching and talked to my buddies from Pepsi, and finally just went into one of my old accounts and borrowed the vendor log sheet with a list of all of the vendors and district managers in the detroit area.
As for networking for a sales job, Name dropping is the #1 way to get in the door in this industry.
Example, when you get a new account and the manager will tend to give you a hard time from the start if you find out what circle he is in and name drop BANG 500 CASE DISPLAY NEXT WEEK...
I used to merchandise and be the Presell at the Kroger on Kerchival when I first started. You familiar...Guy