Sales Representative

Forbidden Root Chicago

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Area Sales Representative - Chicago


Forbidden Root Brewery


At Forbidden Root, we brew craft beer inspired by nature. We are Chicago’s first botanic brewery, and have now planted roots in Ohio with the opening of our second brewery in Columbus.


Job Description


The Area Sales Representative – Chicago is responsible for growing the Forbidden Root brand throughout the Chicagoland area. This position is heavily focused within city limits of Chicago (approximately 70%) with the remaining time to be spent in the surrounding suburbs, and occasionally other markets, including Wisconsin. This position reports directly to the Sales Manager.


Core Responsibilities


?     Develop and execute market plan to achieve sales goals within designated territory

?     Build new and grow existing relationships with retail partners through regular communication and account visits

?     Utilize industry data tools (VIP) to identify new placement opportunities and expand existing account base

?     Work closely with local distributor sales force, and regularly schedule distributor work withs

?     Maintain shelf standards to increase brand visibility and increase product velocity

?     Increase brand awareness with retailers and consumers through samplings, events, and promotions

?     Maintain clear and frequent communication with wholesale partners to ensure follow through on commitments and increase share of mind

?     Participate in new market launches which may require occasional out of state travel




?        Minimum 2-3 years of experience in craft beer or other alcohol sales

?        Passion for craft beer

?        Ability to regularly lift cases and maneuver full kegs when required

?        Strong attention to detail

?        Maintains professionalism and maturity in the presence of alcohol

?        Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

?        Self-motivated and able to work independently

?        Clean driving record along with a valid driver’s license and reliable source of transportation

?        Flexible work schedule with ability to work nights and weekends as needed

?        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

?        Bachelor’s degree preferred

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