Craft Beer Manager
LDF Sales & Distributing
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Craft Beer Sales Manager
LDF one of the Plains States’ largest, most diverse and successful distributors seeks a Craft Sales Manager to join our team. Based in Wichita, KS; our distribution territory encompasses more that 5 million people in two states. In the markets where we compete we control a substantial share of the market; our 400+ employees haves established their reputation as dedicated beer professionals who work for a premiere distributor. Reporting to the General Manager this role is critical to the expansion of our Company. Being a MillerCoors “house” the selection, distribution, development and success of craft beer is an important part of our growth strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Sales Manager will be responsible for selection of new craft beer offerings and implementing the marketing and sales strategies to increase overall sales of our extensive portfolio of craft beers including Blue Moon, Boulevard, Ballast Point, Leinenkugel, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Stone, Founders, Firestone Walker and others.
Oversee the on premise growth of all of our craft brands
Build relationships with chain account buyers, focusing on distribution, pricing, volume and rate of sale
Gain incremental placements with new accounts and seasonal offerings
Execute the sales strategies of each brand, report success and challenges back to the suppliers, secure promotions, incentives and direct the field visits of supplier representatives
Manage trade spend and promotions budget efficiently
Communicate and monitor results with entire LDF sales team
Must be LEVEL 2 - Certified Cicerone
Several years' sales experience
Strong relationship and communication skills
Competitive salary based on experience, full benefits and retirement
Monthly stipend car/phone/expense account
Monthly & Yearly bonus structure
If you are the take charge type of person who is a recognized expert on craft beers and will make LDF top-of-mind with our on premise, chain store, convenience, and retail liquor store customers; this job is a perfect fit for you.