Sales Manager - Midwest Territory

Champignon North America, Inc.

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Do you love cheese, travel, and meeting new people? Then join our sales team. The Sales Manager role presents enormous opportunities to develop your sales expertise and help us continue our growth on our award winning and innovative specialty cheeses in retailers throughout the Midwest.

What You Will Do:

The Sales Manager – Midwest is responsible for increasing sales in the Midwest territory (Ohio south to Alabama and west to North Dakota and Texas) and developing and maintaining long-term partnerships with key distributors and retailers. This is a full-time salaried position with bonus and commission.

Your day-to-day activities will be various and include everything that a Sales Manager would expect. You'll be calling on existing customers, prospecting new business, and managing brokers, merchandisers, and demo contractors. You will spend most of your time developing relationships with retailers and distributors. You will also attend and represent our brand at trade shows. Half of your time will be spent out of office, calling on customers, visiting stores, and ensuring that our high standards of quality are represented. You will be expected to attend sales meetings, trainings and travel internationally on occasion as needed.

 

What You Bring

Minimum of 3 years sales experience in specialty cheese or deli category is a must (do not apply without experience in this industry)

Knowledge of the Midwest markets and distributors taking care of the specialty retailers

Self-motivation and a passion for what you do

An understanding of the retail shopper’s perspective

An understanding of specialty food distribution process  

Confidence in selling

Ability to prioritize and multitask while maintaining a high level of work quality and detail

Outgoing personality comfortable contacting senior level decision makers

Ability to blend within a small (but fun-loving!) team

A positive, upbeat attitude with an organized, efficient, and proactive work style

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Creative ideas for promotions and enthusiasm for engaging shoppers

This Job Requires

You need to have some experience and a track record of success in selling in the specialty food category. Frequent calls on the Chicago market is a necessity so Chicago area candidates will be strongly preferred.

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