Advantage Solutions Regional Sales Manager - Beverage - 5K Sign on Bonus in Evanston, Illinois
Regional Sales Manager - Beverage - 5K Sign on Bonus
Our client, Anheuser-Busch, and the Beyond Beer team is growing! We need a dynamic Regional Sales Manager to lead our Midwest team of 25+ covering up to 8 states and to grow these amazing Brands.
The ideal Regional Sales Manager will have 5+ years of management/sales experience and be responsible forthe team hitting sales targets and building strong relationships across the region.
This role works directly with multiple retailers and wholesalers, on behalf of our client, Anheuser-Busch. You must be able to effectively communicate with all levels, from management to entry-level associates, regarding the execution of the client’s objectives. The measure of success is the ability to manage a territory, establish and maintain strong relationships with client partners, develop and manage budgets, and positively drive the client’s key business objectives and sales goals through effective coaching and training efficiently and effectively.
Take this opportunity to join North America’s most iconic beverage company and build your career working with an amazing brand in a growing industry. Apply today!
What we offer:
5000 USD sign on bonus eligible
Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
401(k) with company match
Training and Career Development
Generous Paid Time-Off
$500/monthly auto allowance
$50/monthly cell phone allowance
Advantage provisioned technology
Experience driving a sales number/Territory Ownership/Driving incentive – Proactively manage a team of sales associates driving business objectives and sales goals for the territory. Identify sales training opportunities; create and execute ROI-based action plans for assigned locations.
Tailor communication and training for field sales team – Utilize training curriculum to effectively evaluate, coach, and inspire sales team.
Understanding market, competition, and brands – Command intimate knowledge of all Anheuser-Busch products, including promotions, best practices, online tools, activation procedures and methods, to drive sales excellence.
Build and maintain strong relationships – Create and maintain strong relationships throughout territory with multiple stakeholders. Leverage relationships to drive and increase sales of Anheuser-Busch products.
Analyze data and determine plan of action – Effectively utilize territory and location performance data to develop and execute specific sales strategies and actions required to meet or exceed business objectives and sales targets.
Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job.
5+ years’ experience in sales management and training; Preferred experience in adult beverage sales and management. Experience working within an assisted sales agency environment is a plus.
Field Marketing Manager will be measured on their ability to achieve the following:
Ability to meet and or exceed sales goals.
Effectively manage, train, and inspire field sales team.
Possess an enthusiastic, outgoing, and captivating personality.
Comfort level working with analytics lead to help drive sales insights.
Challenging themselves and their team to always reach for more. Never satisfied with status quo.
Manage the daily, weekly, and monthly needs of sales team with strong organizational and communication skills ensuring information is shared in a timely manner with Client and Agency leadership team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
- Experience driving a sales number / Territory Ownership / Driving incentives
Proactively manage the business objectives and sales goals for the territory of assigned locations. Identify sales training opportunities; create and execute ROI-based action plans for assigned locations. Maximize client ROI by efficiently developing and executing incentives that drive key performance metrics. Manage market specific budgets for travel, and other costs. Accountable for creating and implementing local strategies and sales training initiatives for client partner employees to further improve sales or impact low performance.
- Ability to tailor communication and training style from leadership to agents
Utilize subject matter expertise of Client’s products and services, including technology, plans, promotions, sales techniques, best practices, and on-line tools, activations procedures and methods, to drive training and knowledge of Client’s products and services. Adjust training and coaching techniques to appropriately fit the audience which ranges from agent to senior management. Educate Agents and Management on selling procedures, including marketing techniques, and utilization of the client’s products and services. Use huddles, group trainings, shadowing/observation techniques, side-by-side coaching, y-jacking and customer interactions as a direct method of demonstrating and educating employees about sales techniques and the client's new and current promotional activities.
- Build and maintain strong relationships
Create and maintain strong relationships throughout the territory of assigned locations (physical or virtual) with Client partners. Leverage relationships to drive and increase sales of the Client’s products and services.
- Ability to analyze data and determine indicated action
Effectively utilize territory and location performance data to develop and execute specific strategies and actions required to meet or exceed client determined business objectives and sales targets. Document and quantify opportunities, share best practices with peers and communicate challenges and recommendations both internally to management and to client teams through reporting and regular communication.
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job
Travel up to 50-75% within local market
Overnight travel – as needed, up to 20%
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED
(Preferred): Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience:
5+ Years of experience in sales and training
Prefer experience in Marketing/Agency environment
Territory Sales Manager will be measured on their ability to achieve the following:
Confidently and professionally represent the Client in crowded environments through an enthusiastic, outgoing, and captivating personality. Manage the daily, weekly, and monthly needs of the assigned territory with strong organizational and communication skills ensuring information is shared in a timely manner with direct supervisors as well as Client teams.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization skills
Conflict management skills
Decision making skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment
Ability to make oral presentations
Ability to work effectively with management
Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
Ability to research and analyze data effectively
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Non-Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust, and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% - 66% of the time.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Harwood Heights | US-IL-Oak Lawn | US-IL-Evanston | US-IL-Des Plaines | US-IL-Northbrook | US-IL-Barrington | US-IL-Elmhurst | US-IL-Bolingbrook | US-IL-Naperville | US-IL-Schaumburg | ...
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Postal Code 60656
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-350743
Position Type Full Time
Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing