Chicago Area Sales Representative
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Finch Beer Co. is an independent craft brewery founded in 2011 and located in downtown Chicago in the heart of the Chicago Brewing District. We are seeking an Area Sales Manager for immediate hire. We are currently seeking a Sales Representative to cover the city of Chicago. The ideal candidate should have a passion for craft beer and desires a long-term career in the industry with a growing company and opportunities for advancement. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and benefits.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Build and maintain new and existing points of distribution at on and off premise accounts.
- Work closely and build strong relationships with our Chicago distributor sales force.
- Create brand awareness with retailers and consumers through on and off premise promotions and events.
- Conduct wait staff / bartender training and educational sessions, beer samplings, and other special events.
- Attend craft beer festivals and other special events on weekends and evenings. A limited amount of overnight travel is required.
- Compile and submit sales reports as required.
- Observe all state and federal laws pertaining to the sale, merchandising and promotion of craft beer.
- Must reside in Chicagoland area.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Candidates must be highly motivated, competitive, self-starters who possess strong organizational and communication skills.
- Two (2) to four (4) years of sales experience, preferably in the alcoholic beverage industry including experience working with distributors and retailers.
- Possess a sense of urgency with an unwavering commitment to achieving results.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VIP.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs.
- Must have a valid driver’s license free of any major violations in the last five (5) years.
- Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background and driving record check.