Employment Opportunities

Sales Rep (Los Angeles)

OVERVIEW

Sales Rep position includes:  merchandising and sampling (1-3 years experience, relationships with grocery and food service buyers).  This is a great opportunity for an organized, self-starter to work in the specialty food business. Granola Gourmet makes energy bars for Athletes and Diabetics that everyone loves. Our ideal candidate is a can do responsible salesperson that is passionate about helping others meet their goals.

The Sales Rep is responsible for managing their Territory Plan and delivering results against it. Regular activities include sales & merchandising at natural and specialty stores/departments. Managing a sales and sampling budget at retailers, shows, events and Farmers Markets. To reach consumers where they live, work, play and shop.

Terms: Granola Gourmet has an immediate opening in its sales department. The position requires professionalism, multi-tasking, research skills, and proficiency. This is a full time position with a base salary and uncapped commission opportunity. As you help our company grow so will your opportunity with our business.

How to apply: We are currently accepting applications. Please send your resume & salary history to:

Granola Gourmet
Attn: Human Resources
E-mail: HR@granolagourmet.com (Please note Sales Rep Position in the subject line of your e-mail. Resumes without a cover letter and salary history will not be considered.)

JOB DESCRIPTION

 Responsible for the full sales cycle including prospecting through account management within your assigned territory

 Target accounts are in the following channels: food service, retailers, brokers and distributors

 Create, maintain, and update annual account plans for all accounts.

 Preparation and submission of retail/grocery promotional contracts, new item forms, cost change forms and retailer documentation as needed

 Interface with Accounts regarding orders and order issues

 Entering promotional pricing, sales, and other related information in all company forecast data bases

 Assist in the organization and planning of special projects as requested

 Communicate all competitive activity and necessary information

 Database maintenance using the on-line sales database program

 Account manager support for new and existing client accounts. Maintaining good relationships, placing orders, going to local accounts, merchandising, and delivering to (DSD) accounts as needed

 Responds to customer/client inquiries via email and telephone

 Conducts target and specialty food marketing research; compiles, analyzes, and reports data and findings

 Assists with media outreach, creates mailing lists, and assembles press kits

 Assists in development of sales and marketing proposals

 Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Clear, professional communication skills (written, oral & interpersonal)

 Manage scheduling and sampling at retailers and shows
Travel to visit customers, special events and to trade shows will be required including assisting in coordinating/executing shows

SKILLS

 1-3 years experience consumer packaged good sales

 Resourceful, innovative, and productive

 Creative and strategic thinker – gets customers to think outside the box

 Experience negotiating – can help customers see the value in implementing new programs

 Strong team player – works well with others for everyone’s benefit

 Problem solver – is prepared to present plan B

 Results-oriented individual; self-starter and able to work independently

 Comfortable performing in fast paced, cross functional team environment

 Adaptable individual essential for changing environment

 Strong organizational and follow up skill set

 Ability to thrive under pressure, multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines

 Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

 Basic SalesForce.com experience

 Familiarity with Social Media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics)

 Ability to identify and develop new customer opportunities and relationships

 Can calculate Profit Margin and Product Markup

 Good written and verbal communication skills.

 Coordinates and executes consumer outreach programs (sampling, events and Farmers Markets) to reach consumers where they live, work, play and shop

 Education: bachelor’s degree (a plus) or equivalent work experience

 Clean Motor Vehicle Report, valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of appropriate automobile insurance

 This is an exempt position and will require flexible schedule to include nights and weekends and travel

 Must be able to lift 30 lbs. with no restrictions

Candidates who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Granola Gourmet is a family-run company, dedicated to producing the highest quality food products for consumers that are healthy, tasty and filling that meets the needs of  people with diabetes, as well as athletes and health conscious consumers.

We look forward to seeing your development, growth, and success – we work with you to  foster your talent and leadership with a managerial style that is based on integrity, sound decision making, and business practices that are always professional and ethical.

Granola Gourmet is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of Granola Gourmet to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally.

 

 

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