Regional Sales Manager

GoodSport Nutrition
8135 Monticello Ave. Skokie
Skokie, IL 60076
United States

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Job Description
We are looking for a driven, fast-paced sales manager who has a love for sports and fitness, sports nutrition and doing GOOD! Our ideal candidate will have 2+ years of consumer packaged goods sales experience selling at the account and store level, and experience working with and growing a distributor business in a specific territory.

This role will work directly with our leadership team, broker, and distribution partners to grow existing retail sales and continuously secure new business, ensuring that GoodSport™ delivers the same exceptional performance for our sales partners as we deliver for athletes.

• Continuously grow GoodSport’s sales to distributors, retailers, and consumers in assigned territory
• Ensure flawless execution of GoodSport™ merchandising, pricing, and promotions in-store
• Manage broker and merchandising partners to new business and in-store execution goals
• Manage pricing and trade spend to budget and margin targets
• Continuously improve relationships with retailer, distributor, and broker partners
• Create and present sales presentations to customers and distribution partners
• Analyze Sales performance data to identify and communicate strengths and opportunities
• Gain a deep understanding of customer needs and priorities within covered categories
• Look for opportunities to gain distribution on new products and improve product exposure in existing locations
• Leverage internal resources (category management, customer planning, shopper marketing, etc.) to drive success at customers across covered categories
• Embrace and embody GoodSport’s 3 Pillars of good and code of conduct in all internal and external interactions
• Regularly and frequently communicate with key internal and external stakeholders
• Prepare working spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and selling materials
Job Requirements
• 2+ years in a Consumer Packaged Goods sales management role, preferably in the Beverage industry
• Superior written and verbal communication skills- a love for communicating wins and asking for help when needed
• Highly developed selling skills with exceptional ability to overcome objections
• Love of setting and exceeding personal development goals
• Passion for constant learning- especially in the Consumer Packaged Goods business
• Demonstrated specific experience calling on retail accounts and
• Demonstrated specific experience growing business with distribution partners
• Demonstrated specific experience building and meeting sales and margin targets
• Ability to build relationships quickly and move from introduction to business partnerships in relatively short time frames
• Ability to analyze sales and consumer data and identify opportunities
• Excellent attention to and love of detail
• Ability to travel within assigned territory up to 75% of the time
• Desire to be a part of a fast-paced entrepreneurial team
• Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
• Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Google Docs and ability to work with spreadsheets
• Self-starter, adept at independent problem solving
• Specific desire to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with continuous development and improvement
• Access to reliable transportation
• Eligible to work in the US
Employer Contact Information
GoodSport Nutrition
Michelle McBride
8135 Monticello Ave. Skokie
IL 60076
United States
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GoodSport Nutrition is a Chicago based start-up whose mission is to provide highly effective sports nutrition products powered by natural ingredients and backed by science, and build a brand guided by the belief that greatness starts with goodness: Good For You, Good For Sport, Good for the Planet.

GoodSport™ has recently launched, a first-of-its-kind natural sports drink made from the goodness of milk that delivers superior hydration backed by science, with a delicious thirst-quenching taste athletes love. With 3x the electrolytes and 33% less sugar than the leading sports drink, GoodSport™ has been scientifically shown to provide rapid and long-lasting hydration. It’s what we call Naturally Powerful Hydration™.

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