Fort Point Beer Company - Sales Representative Off-premise Chain

Fort Point Beer Company


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Fort Point Beer Company is seeking a standout Chain Sales Representative to join our dynamic sales team at Fort Point Beer. The Chain Sales Rep will be responsible for maximizing the sale of core beers to our retail chain customers. This position will also be responsible for performing effective account management, selling and communicating resulting in the achievement of company and objectives. If the craft brew scene is calling your name - we want to hear from you! 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Execute all merchandising and activation programs at accounts by working closely with and in support of the sales management team. Assure effective administration and utilization of all point of sale (POS) material, including displays at accounts. Perform general maintenance and repairs as needed.

In this entry-level role, you’ll be working with our seasoned Sales and Logistics teams to gain valuable experience. At Fort Point, we believe in promoting from within, and with the current growth plans and the acceleration we're seeing in our business, strong performance in this role could lead to multiple promotion paths.

We're looking for professionals with strong organizational skills who work well in a team environment. Prior sales or industry experience and a college degree will enhance your candidacy for this role. If this sounds like the type of environment in which you thrive, then we want to talk to you.

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintaining inventory levels in assigned accounts and placing & scheduling sales orders as needed.
  • Maintain inventory at assigned accounts by restocking shelves with product from inventory, maintaining healthy inventory levels, & providing any related merchandising activities.
  • Arrange for return and credit for damaged products
  • Checking on special promotions daily and observing customer reaction to special promotions
  • Constant communication with management on in store observations
  • Removing promotions at end of special promotion period
  • Executing company directives in store relating to corporate programming and achieving additional display and cold box opportunities
  • Establish and maintain customer rapport by providing outstanding customer service
  • Work closely with the Fort Point logistics department to ensure all accounts are kept current within Fort Point delivery standards

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report growth, expansion, or closing of supermarkets in assigned territory
  • Increase job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma required
  • Valid Driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application


REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to organize, plan and manage time effectively
  • Self-directed requiring limited supervision
  • Able to pull, push and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Strong focus on working within established standards and guidelines
  • Strong commitment to results

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

  • Previous sales or merchandising knowledge helpful
  • Previous food and beverage industry experience preferred

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Beer knowledge is helpful

EQUIPMENT OPERATION/SKILLS:  

  • Must own a car with valid driver’s license and insurance

BENEFITS:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health Care: 100% Employer contribution to Kaiser Silver plan and 50% for Dependents
  • Supplementary: Eligible for Dental, Vision, and Life group plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Discounted Planet Granite or other gym membership
  • Beer and food benefits

TRAVEL:

  • Daily travel within territory

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