Sales Rep

Federation Brewing


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JOB TITLE: Sales Representative

DEPARTMENT: Sales Strike Force

LOCATIONS: SF Bay Area - Peninsula and South Bay

FLSA POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Salaried Exempt Outside Sales

POSITION SUMMARY: Establish a new market, grow sales, increase brand presence, and ensure product quality through key account calls and promotional events.

ABOUT US: Located in Oakland’s Jack London Square District, Federation Brewing is a self-distributed craft production brewery and tasting room. Federation is about showcasing local industry and artisanship, working together with our neighbors and giving back to our community. We strive to create approachable beers that are balanced while embracing an attitude of inventiveness that spurs creativity.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintain logs and sales reports

  • Collaborate and implement sales and marketing strategies

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key retailers, bars, and restaurateurs

  • Conduct product tastings and assessment appointments

  • Assume a leadership role in implementing key brewery initiatives with retailers, and restaurateurs

  • Ensure that the Federation’s quality standards are clearly understood and maintained

  • Use data/CRM systems to identify opportunities for new or expanded distribution, lost sales, incremental volume increases, activity tracking and other business insights

  • Collect on accounts receivable and maintain clear account standing and expectations

  • Attend all sales team meetings as requested

  • Represent Federation at festivals and events such as but not limited to beer festivals, tastings, and promotions

  • Conduct training programs with retailers, restaurateurs, and consumers on all aspects

  • Ability and willingness to maintain flexible work schedules, as weekend and extended workdays are necessary

  • Deliver product as needed

Additional duties may be assigned as necessary


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A reliable vehicle, valid CA driver's license, registration, insurance and clean driving record

  • Must reside in the territory assigned


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:

  • Two years of industry experience

  • Strong knowledge of craft beer, the local market and its geography

  • Ability to prepare a detailed, practical sales execution plan

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the three tier system

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and maintain effective working relationships with top level account decision makers

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent oral, analytical, written, and group presentation skills

  • Strong organizational & planning skills


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 160 lbs. 

  • Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers 

  • The ability to travel via car on a regular basis

  • Regular visits to bars, restaurants, and retailers

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive base salary plus commission

  • Health Benifits

  • Phone subsidy

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Expense account

  • 2 weeks paid time off

To apply, please respond with a resume and short cover-letter.


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