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Director of Sales – Central

Position Title: Director of Sales – Central

Department:  Sales

Reports To: VP of Sales

FLSA Status (check): ____X_Exempt_____Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Director of Sales is a key leadership position for the company and is accountable for driving company revenue, insuring gross margin goals are met and building the strength of the Bobo’s brand.  This position requires a highly-motivated individual with strong professional sales skills, acumen, interpersonal skills, and the ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders.  Candidate must have a strong track record of success in building emerging companies, be able to work in a team environment, and be passionate about meeting stretch objectives with a high sense of urgency.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for calling on multiple channels of trade including but not limited to Conventional, Natural and Specialty
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve/exceed sales targets and to expand the company’s customer base through new and expanded distribution opportunities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to maximize trade allocation and ensure the appropriate customer programing is in place to support and sustain business development.
  • Understand data analysis and possess the ability to identify and communicate retailer specific opportunities
  • Comprehend category-specific landscapes and trends, reporting on the forces that shift tactical budgets and strategic direction of accounts
  • Proven ability to articulate the distinct aspects of products and category opportunities and position them against competitors through proposals and excellent presentation skills
  • Proven ability to close key account opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Represent organization at trade exhibitions and events
  • Experience successfully collaborating and partnering with brokers, distributors and retailers
  • Develop, train and ensure adherence to defined sales process

Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversee the Sales Support teams as they develop and evolve at Bobo’s.  Intimately manage our broker partners in all channels.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in Regional Sales role within the Natural Foods channel.
  • Possess key functional understanding across sales, trade management and category management
  • Prior experience with brand development and systems to support aggressive business growth
  • Key leadership characteristics: integrity, leadership/drive for results, collaborative, flexible, strong communicator
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, verbal and written communications skills
  • Travel required. Must be willing and able to travel approximately 60% of time.
  • Candidate must be a proficient user in POWERPOINT, WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK and SPINS/Nielsen.
  • Bachelor’s degree; business and marketing majors preferred.
  • Hardworking, persistent, and dependable.
  • Positive and enthusiastic.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include looking at a computer screen and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone and email.

Travel : Up to 70% of time

Contact: All candidates with relevant experience please submit resume and cover letter to  Please put “DIRECTOR OF SALES” in the subject line.  Thanks!