Vertical Careers, Inc.

Sales Manager [Hybrid work schedule] for large Food Production| Distribution Company

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Chatsworth, CA

Sales Manager- Food Production| Distribution

*Hybrid work schedule available

Our client is a large Food Production | Distribution Company with locations throughout the United States. They are growing and seeking an experienced and dynamic Sales Manager to expand their Sales & Marketing Team. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining sales & marketing activities.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Maintain customer relationships with existing customers and channels through customer meetings, site visits, etc. to meet sales projections set by the Company
  • Prepare forecast and monthly, quarterly, and annual sales report to the top management
  • Relay customer and consumer feedback to inner teams, i.e., R&D, Production, Quality ,etc.
  • Update R&D team on a variety of food trends to create new SKUs and improve existing recipes
  • Being a key member of weekly/monthly sensory tasting to provide instant feedback on product quality
  • Participate in nation-wide food shows to approach business opportunities with prospects
  • Assist VP of Sales and Marketing to implement new sales initiatives
  • Oversee hiring, training, coaching, and disciplinary actions of department staff and/or contract staff
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Sales and Marketing major is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience with proven track record of leadership in a sales organization/business unit in the food industry
  • Working knowledge of sales cycles according to customer types, i.e., retailers, wholesalers, food services, etc.
  • Prior experience with Asian Ethnic retailers and wholesaler preferred
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with individuals at all levels within the company and customers
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to changing business needs and priorities
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout assigned sales territory domestically and/or internationally as needed
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Google Apps


Posted On: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Compensation: up to $85K + Bonus (DOE)



Position Contact
Sam Ray
Recruiter
(626) 486-9469 ext. 18
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