Area Sales Manager
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Sales and Merchandising Representative Connecticut Territory
We are a leading regional full-service food and beverage distributor, based in New Jersey. We carry more than 200 top brands of your favorite natural and organic foods and beverages. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced person to lead our sales effort in the Connecticut region.
- Maintain full distribution and display of products in assigned accounts.
- Call on target accounts on an ongoing basis; develop new accounts in Territory; further develop existing accounts; build great relationships with customers
- Maximize placement and performance of food and beverage products (reefer, dry, freezer) in assigned key accounts
- Assist with all major retail initiatives (new product introductions, new chain activations, contests, etc.)
- Develop and sell all key store personnel on major principal objectives such as brand information, shelf standards, etc.
- Develop and execute retail territory coverage plan to ensure prioritized coverage goals are met
- Rotate stock, clean and stock display and price merchandise as appropriate.
- Perform such duties as checking date codes, ensuring adherence to approved plan-o-gram
- Assist with key account category resets
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
- Proven success in sales call strategies
- Associate / Bachelor Degree a plus (degree in process is acceptable)
- Ability to take initiative, be persistent, passionate and curious
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Confident interpersonal and customer service skills
- Spanish Proficiency a plus
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
- Experience working with Whole Foods and Shoprite a plus