Sales Operations

Xtra Effort Solutions, Inc. - Chicago, IL

Role: Sales Operations

Chicago OR Greater Boston (This role can work from home 4 out of the 5 days a week)

Solution offering: Trade Promotion Management and pricing SaaS to help CPG companies improve return on investment in “Trade Spend”, incentives, coupons, local advertising, etc.. Improved timeliness and accuracy in seeing what trade spend is worthwhile and where to adjust to improve ROI

Compensation: competitive

Responsibilities: (*requires related candidate experience; otherwise nice to have candidate experience)

  • *Sales enablement, including the procurement and dissemination of sales content to the sales team
  • *Power user of marketing and sales SaaS applications to support sales (Hubspot and; Marketing conducts the actual administration of these systems)
  • *Territory and named account definition support: research suitable accounts worthy of sales' pursuit, and assist in allocating to sales people based on geography, fairness, and maximum sales coverage
  • Assist in documenting best sales practices to help with on-boarding new sales personnel
  • Assist with proposal generation
  • Periodically audit of Salesforce (with the support of Linked-In Navigator and DiscoverOrg) to insure data integrity for targeted accounts and their respective contacts
  • *List creation for sales campaigns (via Business/Sales Development team) of targeted accounts
  • *Assist with creation and management of periodic sales kick off and pipeline review meetings
  • Sales performance and commission tracking


  • Recognized as industry thought leader
  • Operating since 2000
  • Customer’s publicly speak of achieving the following outcomes with our client’s SaaS offering: More profitable pricing, easier and faster to make more profitable decisions, reduced rebate payments, easy to use, reduced administration costs
  • Solutions scale up and down, from middle market to global enterprises
  • Company is growing organically through effective sales, and through acquiring competitors
  • Exceptional references! Tyson, Welch’s, Nestle, Ken’s, Mars, Kellogg’s, Conagra, Land O Lakes, General Mills, Perdue, Hormel, Smucker’s
  • (Xtra Effort helped this client hire their sales leader. He has a favorable reputation for industry knowledge, exceptional sales results, and an effective/fair/motivating leadership style)


Target audience: CPG finance, marketing, operations, sales

Competition: incomplete/insufficient ERP systems, select purpose-built direct competitors, and the displacement of internally strung together solutions


Why the solutions, role, and company are compelling

  • Company growth can lead to career opportunities in Sales, Sales Operations, or BDR/SDR management
  • Impressive customer list, i.e., Nestle, Tyson, Butterball, Rich Products, Kraft, Conagra, Smithfield, Heinz, Pilgrims, Smuckers, Nathan’s Famous, Ken’s Goods, Unilever, Perdue Farms, Mars, Hormel, Land O Lakes, etc.
  • Are effective in incorporating their impressive clients’ feedback into new product functionality
  • Easy to use and intuitive
  • High touch, effective user training and customer service
  • Team members come from the CPG industry, very experienced with deep domain expertise
  • Superior analytics
  • Double-digit growth for both revenue and earnings.
  • Company is highly regarded and known within thin growing niche. Deep industry expertise
  • Well-funded, financially stable
  • Accomplished, proven, and smart leadership team
  • Board that is supportive of growth
  • Very high customer satisfaction and retention

Candidate Criteria:

  • Experienced with Sales Operations
  • Experience working for a SaaS company


Posted On: Sunday, January 26, 2020

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