Territory Sales Manager
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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016
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Territory Sales Manager
Have you ever imagined finding 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 drive our mission to create happiness, laughter, and love through the social expressions industry.
American Greetings has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced candidate with a background in sales or management; and/or recent college graduate with desire to jump into the rewarding and challenging business of the social expressions industry as a Territory Sales Manager!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a territory comprised of approximately 200-300 retail stores. These include mass merchants, supermarkets, drug stores, and dollar stores.
Hire, train, and manage 50-70 part time merchandisers. Coach and develop team on merchandising execution.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with retail management
Plan and conduct account calls.
Implement sales programs and promotions.
Promote American Greetings products to generate revenue to achieve financial goals.
We are looking for experienced candidates who enjoy working in the exciting and dynamic retail environment! While performing normal duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a typical retail atmosphere. This includes standing or walking for extended periods of time, exposure to retail store backrooms, sales floor, and customer service areas. American Greetings Field Sales associates interact with consumers, sales associates, and store management on a regular basis. Office time is limited but when in the office; employees enjoy working from home using company issued laptops and cell phones.
We offer competitive salary with bonus potential, Medical Benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, Laptop, and Company Car
Skills & Accountability
Experience in retail management or in managing large numbers of part time staff is strongly preferred
Develop retailer relationships and build reputation as category expert
Excellent Retail Sales & Negotiation Skills, Retail Merchandising Skills a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and coach employees
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows programs
Valid Driver s License
Bachelor s Degree Required
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.