Bay Area Sales Manager

Shaka Tea

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SHAKA TEA Bay Area Sales Managers - San Francisco/San Jose

Shaka Tea  is looking for a dynamite Bay Area Sales Manager- must be based in San Francisco-San Jose

Shaka Tea, a growing, 100% plant-based, 0g sugar/0cal, herbal Hawaiian tea company is expanding! We are looking for an experienced Bay Area Sales Manager with deep ties in the region who believes in our mission, vision and commitment to health of our consumers and sustainable agriculture in Hawaii. As a fast-paced startup, you must have a high degree of drive, initiative and flexibility. Having a joyful personality is a major plus. We are positive, high-energy people at team Shaka Tea!

Our Area Sales Managers are accountable for selling and managing Shaka Tea across all channels, overseeing and managing our DSD network and supervising our regional, NorCal broker network. Developing and managing  programs to generate and increase sales of Shaka Tea is the primary focus of this role, in addition to working closely with management to achieve sales goals and increase brand reach and velocity in the Bay Area. Experience with food service and corporate/campus accounts in the Bay Area is a plus, but experience in chains and c-stores is required. 

The Bay Area Sales Managers will work with our founders and Directors on a day-to-day basis and weekly calls are key, as well as a monthly team meeting with founders and other colleagues as the team grows to ensure that the new opportunities align with brand strategies, volume, spending, and profit goals monthly, quarterly and annually. 

Critical for success in this role is a highly entrepreneurial candidate who will work closely with our distributors in retail and food service, with a major focus on growing case sales at store and chain level. Regular distributor ride-withs, sales meetings and customer account calls are crucial for winning in this territory and growing Shaka Tea sales. 

A deep commitment to sustainability and socially-driven business practice at large scale is essential. A highly competitive attitude with a deep sense of appreciation for the ‘thrill of the win’ and belief that socially-driven enterprise CAN become big businesses is important. We want every day to be filled with joyous work and create a culture rooted  in the habit of winning whilst simultaneously practicing ‘being the aloha (goodness, kindness, love, respect)’ that we wish to share with our 0g sugar, healthy, sustainably grown, Hawaiian, herbal teas.


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