This role is a remote position with an ideal base in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What the Role Is

The On and Off Premise Market Manager position is responsible for the execution of company on-and off- premise strategic initiatives in the outstate MI markets of Grand Rapids/Lansing/Kalamazoo/Mt Pleasant/N. Michigan and residing in Grand Rapids. This individual will execute at the field level in on- and off- premise accounts and will require the ability to evaluate, implement and execute such programs within our brand strategies. Additionally, the successful candidate will lead, direct, train and manage local distributor sales teams.

How You Will Spend Your Time?

  • Managing distributors on a day to day basis, ensuring adherence to our brand policies, distribution objectives are achieved and promotional activity is taking place
  • Training distributor sales team, observing competitive market activity and evaluating distributor execution against our initiatives
  • Supporting Regional Manager-Direct report
  • Meet with key on-and off- premise accounts within assigned area to develop strong working relationships
  • Present and leverage our brands for increased volume and assist distributor in attaining our goals and objectives
  • Meeting with sales representatives and management to ensure share of mind
  • Align with key local events and participate where the opportunity fits our strategy, including execution of national initiatives in your local market
  • Act as primary contact for distributor sales teams to ensure they are informed of local and national objectives and programs while providing support for all sales related activities
  • Execute product seminars at accounts and with the distributor sales teams
  • Provide National Account Mandate compliance updates as they are required
  • Stay informed of customer and consumer trends
  • Maintain calendar of activities and promotions ensuring distributor and third party agencies have successful communications
  • Provide monthly market activity report to Regional Manager, including list of objectives, accomplishments, competitive activity, special projects and/or any specific needs
  • Provide market and competitive brand updates to supervisor, including timely and accurate communication of changing field conditions that may affect volumes, as well as staffing changes at distributor and competitors
  • Review programs and execution updates with distributor management
  • Provide feedback on effectiveness of marketing and sales initiatives including programs, POS, advertising, etc.
  • Special projects such as verifying pricing and or distribution at on-and off- premise accounts

Who You Are…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years’ work-related experience in distilled spirits/wine/beer supplier &/or distributor industry/CPG
  • Familiarity with the control system in MI and MLCC rules/policies/procedures
  • Travel within assigned territory. Overnight as needed.
  • Ability to be licensed by the MLCC to sell distilled spirits in MI
  • Valid MI driver’s license
  • Analytical skills, in particular gathering data from a wide variety of sources, and presenting it in formats suitable for a wide variety of audiences
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems
  • Good managerial and effective presentation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements
While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, and use of computer; reach with hands and arms. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligibility from day one
  • FSA/HSA
  • 401K match
  • EAP
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave