Los Angeles Market Manager
Jiant Hard Kombucha
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Jiant is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced sales professional to join our team in Los Angeles. This is a high-impact role which will work closely with the SoCal Regional Sales Manager and distributor sales personnel to drive growth within the assigned territory and build the Jiant brand in a key market.
Maintain an efficient schedule including a daily route to drive toward monthly, quarterly and yearly territory goals
Schedule, coordinate and participate in in-store tastings and events as required/possible
Collaborate with distributor reps to execute new placement and volume growth goals as directed by Regional Sales Manager
Consistent email and phone communication, scheduled ride alongs and meet ups with distributor sales personnel
Communicate weekly recaps, market trends and other needs to Regional Sales Manager and distributor partner on a regular basis
Utilize sales tools (VIP, Nielsen, SPINS, IRI) to establish category leadership and identify opportunities
Detailed management of chain and account business to grow points of distribution, maintain schematic placements, pitch display programs and promotional opportunities
Must keep an organized schedule – you’ll be part of a lean team and will juggle multiple projects and priorities at the same time
Cultivate strong industry relationships with key on and off premise retailers and decision makers
Maximize point-of-sale exposure in both on and off premise accounts
Role requires leadership skills in support of the Regional Sales Manager implementing the strategic business plan for the region
Candidate must reside in assigned territory
Preferred 2-5 years experience within the Three-Tier system
Distributor relationship management experience preferred
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in relevant industry
Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with Jiant team and Distributor personnel
Excellent time management & organization skills
Ability to travel as required
Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional nights and weekends
This position requires a valid driver’s license with a clean MVR and reliable transportation
Jiant is a modern alcohol brand dedicated to sourcing the highest quality organic ingredients to deliver superior gluten-free beverages that are approachable, transparent, and delicious. Jiant is known for its clean, crisp and refreshing hard kombuchas that are thoughtfully crafted with premium green tea, sustainable honey, fresh-brewed botanicals and real fruit. To learn more please visit jiantkombucha.com and follow along on Instagram @jiantkombucha.
We are a small but fast-growing team of hard-working, creative, and passionate individuals who enjoy the challenge of building a new category and firmly believe in taking the time to celebrate our wins.
Jiant is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our team. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.