Territory Sales Manager

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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

American Greetings Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne, IN
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Position Title
Territory Sales Manager

Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description
Have you ever imagined you could find a career that allows you to help make the world a more thoughtful and caring place* Do you like to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds and interests* Do you have a passion for excellence and innovative thinking* We seek diverse individuals who are highly motivated to help us move the needle in the social expressions industry.

AMERICAN GREETINGS has an exciting career opportunity in the Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding area for an experienced candidate with a background in sales or retail management with a desire to jump into the rewarding and challenging business of the social expressions industry.

Your responsibilities include hiring, training and managing part-time merchandisers who service accounts on a regular basis. You will be responsible for all aspects of territory management including: planning and conducting account calls, implement sales programs and promotions, and completing various administrative duties. Your keys to success will be your ability to obtain financial goals and generate revenue within your territory's accounts.

As part of the Field Sales Operations team, you will:

- Manage a territory which includes 150-200 retail accounts primarily consisting of supermarkets, mass channel and drug accounts
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with store management
- Hire, train and manage a staff of part-time merchandisers responsible for merchandising all American Greetings products within the assigned account space
- Plan and conduct account calls to increase sales

We offer: Competitive Salary plus; Bonus opportunity, Company Car, Laptop, Full Benefits, and 401(k) retirement savings plan


Experience Required:
Experience in retail management or in managing large numbers of part time staff is preferred.
- Personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software is essential.
- Excellent communication & organization skills paired with a outgoing proactive personality committed to the American Greetings mission.
- Demonstrated effectiveness at customer service and/or relationship management.

American Greetings has a proven record of promoting from within; the successful candidate will have the opportunity for growth and advancement within the organization.

Education Required:
4 year college degree

American Greetings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Employees will be treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. It is also our policy that sexual harassment or any other kind of harassment including harassment based on sexual orientation will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.