Craft/Premium Imports Beer Manager - Central IL

Marketplace Selections

Apply for this Job
Illinois’s premiere outstate wholesale distributor of fine wine and beer is looking to add to our Craft/Premium Imports Management Team.

About Marketplace
Marketplace Selections is a family owned business built on honesty & integrity. With our commitment to education, product quality, and overall customer service, Marketplace Selections services our customers like no other. We offer ideal temperature-control warehousing and delivery vehicles, to ensure our products arrive to our customers in the condition you would expect them to. Our On-Premise focus being paramount to our off-premise business, we build brands and brand equity the right way. Nobody is as passionate about this, nor are they as committed to the highest industry standards as we are.

The responsibilities
Craft/Premium Imports Manager is responsible for creating a comprehensive marketing plan for the craft/import beer arm of our business, including sales goals, purchasing strategies and overall strategic planning. They are also responsible for developing strong relationships with supplier-partners and knowledge of their products, along with working with supplier-partners to ensure sales and depletion goals are met and supplier-partners market visits are organized and executed. They will be required to train, educate and mentor sales force on brands and overall beer knowledge, as well as work with them to promote and sell the portfolio. They will also be involved with the hiring, terminations, discipline, performance review, compensation increases and incentive programs. Craft/Premium Imports Manager will function as brand ambassador at trade and consumer events and will perform other work related duties and special projects as assigned.

The prereqs
Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in the beer industry required along with strong beer knowledge
Strong Microsoft Office skills preferred
Must possess excellent organizational and analytical skills, as well as strong negotiating and problem-solving skills
Project management skills with the ability to execute within a budget are preferred
Must be a team player and have the ability to motivate, lead and inspire your team
Should possess strong written and verbal communication skills

We offer competitive salary with bonus potential. Company Car and benefits. Upon meeting eligibility requirements: Medical, Dental, Rx, 401(k), and paid time off.

Interested candidates should submit resumes with salary requirements to Please include Beer Mgr in subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Apply for this Job