Sales and Marketing Representative - EAST BAY

21st Amendment Brewery

California, USA

Full time

Apr 14

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Position Purpose:

Increase the availability, visibility, velocity, and volume of 21st Amendment beers via making sales calls on retail accounts and educating distributor sales teams and consumers. 

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

Account Management-100% of time

The Sales & Marketing Representative acts as the primary face of our business in the assigned territory

  • Territory Planning and Management: Develops, with the Area Sales Manager or Region Manager, a territory management structure that ensures that markets, distributors, accounts, and consumers are touched with the appropriate frequency. Market times always includes a prepared visit plan that uses anecdotal, VIP, or syndicated data, visits to a defined list of planned accounts, time spent with distributor reps in work-with settings, and consumer interactions (events, tastings, etc). The Brewery Sales & Marketing Representative is always 100% prepared to sell at all times with samples and support materials. Specific activities include:
  • New Business: Sells in new distribution to all on- and off-premise accounts.
  • Velocity: Sells in volume-enhancing signage and programs to accounts and merchandises products where legal.
  • Education: Educates distributors, retailers, and consumers in the territory on all general brewery and brand knowledge via distributor sales meeting presentations, work-withs, retail staff educations, consumer tastings and events.
  • Quality: Physically inspects all products in all settings for freshness and ensures all brewery collateral in the market match brewery Style Guide standards.
  • Communication: Writes brief market visit recap emails to distributors weekly that list achievements and needed follow-up help.
  • Relationships: Develops and maintains strong relationships with distributor and retail people. 
  • Knowledge: Knows brewery products in detail, has Cicerone Level 1 Certification and TIPS training within three months of hire date, and has a good understanding of local alcoholic beverage laws and industry dynamics.
  • Market Ethics: Acts professionally at all times, is responsible with alcohol, and avoids unsavory sales tactics.
  • Special Projects: Periodically executes specific strategic programs as needed and requested by the Territory Manager to include surveys (pricing, distribution, execution, quality), crew drives, and more.
  • Core Deliverables:
  1. 80% of time (4 out of every 5 days each week) should be spent with accounts, distributors, or consumers.
  2. Review VIP data weekly to identify sales opportunities.
  3. Make 40 or more sales calls per week. Be ready with selling tools in car and sales bag at all times.
  4. Achieve consistently satisfactory progress against quarterly Go-to-Market objectives. 
  5. Document all sales calls after each call, in the company’s CRM system.
  6. Execute 2+ distributor work withs per month and/or 30+ distributor work-with sales calls per quarter. Work with days should be followed by a professional follow up email. **Covid dependent on work with availability.**
  7. Deliver sales recaps to distributors and direct manager weekly via email.
  8. Deliver expense reports on time, follow expense guidelines, and stay under budgeted expense spending. 

Position Requirements

Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of all product lines and the beverage industry in the assigned territory, specifically local microbreweries and competing distributors.
  • Proficient verbal, written, and group communication skills.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Cicerone Level 1 certification (within 3 months of hire date)
  • Selected candidate will be expected to live in the East Bay, (or relocate to the East Bay within 3 months of offer date)

Accountability

  • Execute surveys (pricing, execution, or special projects) 2+ times per year at each region wholesaler
  • Phone meetings with Sales & Marketing Representatives to monitor results and assist.
  • Quarterly market visits with a scheduled Skill Development Day with each direct report.
  • Top 25 Customer Calls and Ride-with responsibilities for territory.
  • Implement Quality Control programs and Style Guides.
  • Event Ambassador hiring and management, or as assigned.

Knowledge & Skill Set Needed: 

  • Extensive knowledge of product lines and the beverage industry in the assigned territory, specifically local microbreweries and competing distributors.
  • Proficient verbal, written, and group communication skills.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Cicerone Level 1 certification within 3 months of hire date.

21st Amendment Employee Perks:

21st Amendment Employee Perks:

  • Competitive Wages – Hourly Rate + Tips
  • Sick Pay 
  • Job Growth & Training
  • And of Course….A Monthly Beer Allowance & other perks!

Interested Yet?

Apply today!

21st Amendment Brewery provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, 21st Amendment Brewery complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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