National Account Manager
Ficks Hard Seltzer
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Ficks Hard Seltzer is seeking an experienced National Account Manager to be responsible for managing our national chain accounts, maintaining long term relationships with buyers and maximizing sales opportunities with them. Prior experience and relationships with beer category buyers for national accounts is required, as the National Account Manager is expected to play an integral role in gaining access to new business pitches and converting existing Ficks Hard Seltzer authorizations into set placements.
Current national account authorizations include Safeway, Whole Foods, Costco, and Target.
Preference for candidates that reside in California.
The National Account Manager will be responsible for planning, establishing and implementing national sales strategies, goals and key performance indicators that support Ficks Hard Seltzer’s business objectives and revenue targets. You will also be responsible for identifying needs within the company, its distribution network, and product lines to present the best possible partnership to chain accounts.
As the National Account Manager, you will be responsible for obtaining and quickly growing long term key national chain customers (ex. Walmart, Safeway, Kroger) by understanding their needs, and how Ficks Hard Seltzer uniquely fills them. Offering a superior product to the market, but as a relatively new vendor, you will be responsible for establishing a true partnership between Ficks and national buyers so both groups can succeed in building a premium dimension to the hard seltzer category.
The ideal candidate for this role will be apt in creating and maintaining strong relationships with strategic chain customers. Under the direction of the CEO and COO, you will be able to identify needs and requirements to promote these relationships as together we grow Ficks into the nationally-recognized premium hard seltzer.
Salary, Equity and Bonus Compensation
Equity will be a component of total employee payment structure for this role. Salary will be commensurate with experience, with Ficks offering additional bonus and benefits.
Who We Are
Ficks Hard Seltzer is the first hard seltzer flavored with real fruit juice for better flavor, and a more transparent ingredient panel. We are establishing the premium dimension of the hard seltzer category with a radically differentiated product that consumers love, both in taste and in brand. Born in Sonoma wine country and produced in the SF Bay Area - Ficks Hard Seltzer is rapidly carving its place as the premium alternative in the exploding hard seltzer category. Currently carried in retailers such as Safeway, Target, Costco, Whole Foods, Raley's, BevMo and Total Wine & More.