Account Manager - North Florida

Funky Buddha Brewery


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Funky Buddha Brewery, located in Oakland Park, Florida, is seeking a full-time North Florida Account Manager to join its growing team in the South Florida area. Established in 2010 at its Boca Raton brewpub, Funky Buddha is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing methods with culinary-inspired recipes utilizing all-natural, food-centric ingredients. Some of its best-known beers include flagships Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale, and Last Snow Coffee Porter. This fast growing company is one of Florida’s largest breweries and is positioned for rapid expansion over the next few years.

“Where the Best Beers Are – Top 20 Brewpubs/Breweries for good beer” – USA Today

“24 American Microbreweries Every Beer Lover Should Know” – Business Insider

“10 Best Breweries to Visit in the South” – First We Feast

Responsibilities:

As North Florida Account Manager for Funky Buddha Brewery, the candidate will directly be responsible for all aspects of the sales territory including seeking and closing new accounts, retaining and growing current business, marketing to accounts, training and education, and working with our distributor to execute and manage our positions in the market. Territory is defined as reaching from Pensacola to Jacksonville, south to Ocala. Job duties include:

  • Achieving sales and marketing goals set on a monthly basis

  • Acquiring new distribution for Funky Buddha product in retail accounts

  • Organizing, promoting and executing promotional events at accounts and in the market including beer dinners, tap takeovers, festivals, tasting events, and samplings

  • Increasing rate of sale through brand visibility, staff trainings, and education

  • Maintaining weekly reports and detailed, digital notes using internal CRM software

  • Manage relationships at key accounts while identifying and targeting growth accounts

  • Managing and developing distributor relationships, including executing work withs, communicating and driving sales performance initiatives, and execution of business plan

  • Working with Sales Manager to manage inventory in market, maintaining minimum days on hand, healthy turn rate, and depleting all seasonal and limited brands according to plan

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess a passion for our beer, strong sales skills, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to grow and maintain relationships. Being a highly self-motivated individual with a strong sense of personal responsibility is crucial to this role.

Additional requirements include:

  • 21 years of age

  • A minimum of one year of experience in a sales forward role

  • Must live inside the primary sales territory or be willing to relocate.

  • A people person who excels at forging meaningful relationships with others

  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

  • Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Ability to work nights and weekends and travel regionally for the company

  • Computer literate with an understanding of Microsoft Office and Excel

  • A strong passion for American craft beers as well as a knowledge of the brewing process, beer styles, beer presentation, and rudimentary beer dispense

  • Knowledge of beer distribution and the three-tier system

  • A good palate, especially for beer

  • Personal vehicle with clean driving record and personal liability insurance (we offer an automotive allowance)

  • Smart phone (we offer a phone allowance)

  • Natural leadership, integrity, loyalty, and exceptional personal character

Funky Buddha Brewery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation will be based on education and experience. Funky Buddha offers subsidized health insurance for full-time employees along with vision and dental benefits, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

If you think you have what it takes to join this exciting and growing company, please apply here: https://funkybuddhabrewery.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=51&source=BrewBound. Calls, letters, faxes, carrier pigeon, or personal visits will not be accepted.

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