Local Sales Representative - New Haven County

Thimble Island Brewing Company

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Job Summary

Thimble Island Brewing Company is a well-established and rapidly growing craft brewery located in Branford, CT. We pride ourselves on making simple, well-balanced beer and delivering high-quality, personal service to our customers at a competitive price.

We are looking for a very experienced, organized and motivated individual to join our team as a Local Sales Representative.

This position is ideal for someone who has extensive wholesale sales experience, is self-motivated, loves craft beer, enjoys talking to people, and wants the freedom to be able to determine their own schedule while being part of a unique team and growing with us.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Grow current account sales and new account acquisition by double digits annually
  • Service grocers, package stores, restaurants and bars by selling products and exceeding customer needs
  • Submit and maintain orders in our ordering system and maintain records of accounts
  • Service and grow existing accounts, obtain orders and establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets
  • Work with management on sales strategies, changes in products and awareness of competitive products and developments
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns
  • Maintains awareness of brands and styles of beers in the Industry
  • Attend events as a company representative, often on nights or weekends
  • Understand company quality standards and standards of conduct while representing our brand
  • Understand all legal restrictions regarding products and procedures and ensure that all initiatives are executed within those limitations
  • Maintain a regular schedule of appointments, face to face and over the phone, with accounts in assigned area
  • Effective accounts receivable collections within company policy
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to close sales daily
  • Work independently - self motivated
  • Customer Service, Closing Skills, Prospecting Skills, Negotiation, Self-Confidence, Product Knowledge, Client Relationships, Communication Skills, Motivation for Sales
  • Educated in the craft beer market
  • Enjoys sampling craft beer
  • General computer skills
  • Must possess a valid and “clean” driver’s license
  • Must own a car for daily job responsibilities

Job Type: Full-time