Territory Sales Manager in Training

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

American Greetings Spokane, WA

Company
American Greetings
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
31088BR
AJE Ref #
575857165
Location
Spokane, WA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Auto req ID
31088BR

Position Title
Territory Sales Manager in Training

Location
Spokane, WA

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 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 in Training!

As Part of the Field Sales Operations Team:

Your responsibilities include managing a territory comprised of retail stores; including mass merchants, drug stores, supermarkets and dollar stores. You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with retail management, hire, train and manage part-time merchandisers, and promote American Greetings products at retail. 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 well as being a leader for those in your territory.

YOU MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE when you receive your area assignment.

We Offer:
Competitive salary, health benefits, and 401(k) retirement savings plan. Bonus program, laptop, cell phone and a company car when you are assigned your own territory.

Employment Type:
Full Time

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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. Candidate will interact with consumers, sales associates, and store management on a regular basis. Office time is limited but when in the office, employees are working from home using company issued laptops and cell phones.

COMPANY BIO:
As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products. Our products assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place, every single day.
Founded in 1906, the Company's major greeting card and product lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide.

Experience Required:
Experience:
Experience in retail management or in managing large numbers of part time staff is strongly preferred. Personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software is essential.

Education Required:
Education:
The qualified applicant will have a Bachelor's 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.