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Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

Regional Sales Representative (Chicagoland)

Sales / Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Sales Representative specific to Chicagoland into Northwest Indiana.
  • Solicit and maintain business with new and existing On-Premise and Off-Premise Accounts.
  • Develop a schedule to cover assigned territory and meet with various Retailers.
  • Build strategic relationships with Retail Account and Distribution partners.
  • Create and implement a plan to gain additional points of distribution in alignment with company sales objectives.
  • Fulfill all expected monthly sales performance metrics.
  • Maintain a complete Account and Contact database using required software and company tools.
  • Execute sales marketing strategy throughout territory with utilization of programs, POS, signage, and other available marketing materials.
  • Schedule and attend in-market events, including: Samplings, Bar Promotions, Local Festivals, etc.
  • Participate in Distributor sales meetings, crew drives, and ride-along sales days
    Conduct Maplewood portfolio training programs for retailers at Accounts, and provide training and hospitality for Retailers at the brewery.
  • Provide excellent customer service and extensive knowledge of the Maplewood product catalog to Customers, Accounts, and Distributors.

Qualifications:

  • Required: 1+ year in beverage sales with a Supplier or Distributor.
  • Minimum 4 year degree in Business or equivalent experience required.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with VIP, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workspace.
  • Strong written and communication skills, with a relationship-building personality and high standards for customer service.
  • Organized, self-motivated, and has the ability to independently solve problems and manage time effectively.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the craft beverage industry and emerging trends.
  • Must have a clean driving record, own a reliable car, and be willing to travel. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift 35lbs and use dolly to transport/maneuver 170lb kegs.
  • Illinois Basset Certification must be completed before start date.
  • Optional: Server-Certified Cicerone or Certified Cicerone.

Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health / Dental / Vision at 50% split
  • 401k at 3% Match
  • Paid flexible vacation
  • Entertainment and travel (gas) budget
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