Innovative spirits importer is seeking a highly motivated sales associate / manager based in NYC to expand sales and distribution of a unique new spirits brand, launching Summer/Fall 2014 in the US.
The right candidate will report to the National Director of Sales, has direct experience selling beverages and a strong existing network with on-premise accounts in Manhattan and surrounding areas.
Increase sales and distribution, focused on Manhattan through daily account visits
Manage and Execute Sales Strategy establishing market focus and sales goals.
Develop and maintain positive partner relationships with distributors and customers.
Actively work with distributor sales force and assist distributor personnel when necessary; present at Sales Meetings, attend distributor meetings, etc.
Establish a positive sales rapport with key on and off premise customers.
Manage and execute all administrative responsibilities both internally and externally in a timely manner (i.e. submission of distributor reports, weekly reporting as required by management, etc)
Represent the Company at festivals, special events, in-store promotions, educational seminars and other similar activities.
Maximize the effectiveness of POS, Merchandising and Product Placement.
3-4 Years of spirits sales experience; preferably on the distributor or supplier side.
Reside within the NYC Metro Area
A Motived, Charismatic and Self Starting personality
Great Passion for spirits and F&B.
Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills with the ability to present publically.
A high level of organization, planning and multi-tasking skills.
The ability to maintain composure in difficult high pressure situations.
The ability to relate and communicate to a vast array of people.
The ability to manage business expense budgets taking into consideration cost effectiveness.
The ability to have flexible hours, including a significant amount of night and weekend work. Some overnight travel may be required.
Base-salary ranging from $45k - $75k + significant performance-based commission