Sales Associate - Chicago

Grant Importing & Distributing Co.

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Job Description:  

Achieve maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within the assigned territory and/or market segment (Chicago) by effectively selling products within the Grant Importing & Distributing Co. portfolio (alcoholic & non-alcoholic).  Responsibilities of this position are:

  • Call on established accounts within the territory.
  • Establish strong relationships with key decision makers at retail.
  • Call on potential on and off premise accounts to grow the account base in the assigned territory.
  • Explain the Grant Importing & Distributing portfolio and fulfill the needs of the account.
  • Coordinate and work promotions to maximize sales and growth.
  • Work closely with brewery and importing company representatives to ensure their products are properly communicated in the field.
  • Ensure all product is rotated and that existing accounts have proper inventory levels.
  • Familiarity with the Chicago area.
  • Maintain a drivable vehicle (position includes weekly milage, parking & wear/tear compensation).
  • Attend weekly sales meetings & keep daily sales logs.
  • Basic understanding of draft diagnostics and systems.
  • Willingness to work late afternoon and evening hours to call on accounts who open late.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 2+ years industry experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Strong understanding of the Chicago beer market.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.

Territory:  Chicago

Compensation:  Base Salary, Commission, Periodic Incentives, Auto Expenses, Health & Dental Insurance.

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