Northeast Key Accounts Manager

Willie's Superbrew

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We are seeking an enthusiastic sales professional to join our team and drive our success in key STRATEGIC chain customers in the NE.  This role will report into the Head of Sales.

Only applicants who reside or are willing to move into the NE region will be considered.    

KAM NE will be responsible for the NE chain network, within the Mid Atlantic and NE region.  In this position he/she will plan, organize, and drive chain functions from conceptual state though to distribution execution.  He/She will own the chain performance thru strong relationships building with our wholesaler customers and identifying and executing customer specific marketing plans to grow our brand visibility to meet or exceed marketing, financial, corporate and growth objectives.  

At Willies, we take our core values very seriously. All team members are expected to embrace and embody these values every day. We believe that they are the glue that keeps us all together, and keeps us moving forward, improving, and growing as individuals and as a company: 

  •  Foster Growth 
  •  No B.S. 
  •  Have a Soul 
  •  Be Curious and Innovate 
  •  Live Responsibly 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with Willies strategic chain customers

  • Build and implement customer specific growth plans and put the right plans in place to execute.

  • Build and execute customer specific marketing plans to increase ROS and drive greater visibility to the WSB portfolio. 

  • Maximize the customer experience from chain to consumer

  • Perform clear and constant communication to Willies management team.

  • Embrace and collaborate in growing the Willies company culture.

  • Work with accounts in product education and staff trainings

  • Lay the foundation to increased placements in strategic chain accounts.

  • Helps to coordinate and represent Willies at festivals and sampling events.

  • Properly covey email orders, voice mail orders and text messages from chain customers to distribution partners

Required Experience

  • Must have 5-7 years of Beer Industry chain sales experience.

  • Strong relationships with the retailers throughout the NE region

  • Candidates must have a passion for the craft beverage category as well as being well connected to the craft beer marketplace.

  • Candidates must have a passion for and focus on health and wellness

  • Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with distributors, management, and retailers

  • Excellent time, organizational, and project management skills

  • B2B sales experience with a strategic development mindset

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Must be able to build and maintain strong and lasting relationships

  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and professionalism 

  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, IRI/Neilsens, iDIG, Tableau and PowerPoint

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