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Sales Manager - Food Services (Chicago) Region A in Chicago, IL

COMPANY

Lee Kum Kee (USA), Inc.

Base Salary: Yes (amount not posted)
Total Comp: $80,000 to $100,000
Industry: Food and Beverage
Benefits: Full
Customers: Large
Car Allowance: Yes
Sales Cycle: Long
Travel: Only in Territory
Location: Illinois: Chicago

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Founded in 1888, Lee Kum Kee, a Hong Kong-based global food company, specializes in creating condiments and sauces that promote Chinese cuisine worldwide. With more than 200 products to choose from, Lee Kum Kee takes the mystery out of cooking authentic and delicious Asian foods in the comfort of your kitchen. Lee Kum Kee is committed to providing authentic and innovative condiments and sauces featuring the highest quality ingredients. Armed with a unique management culture, stringent quality control, superb and innovative products, coupled with the century-long brand reputation, Lee Kum Kee has achieved unanimous recognition and won numerous prestigious awards.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

To perform this job successfully the Sales Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing foodservice sales activities in the US.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop sales opportunities with mainstream foodservice accounts.
  • Direct sales forecast activities and set performance goals accordingly.
  • Review market analyses to determine customer needs.
  • Represent company at trade association meetings, food shows, tradeshows, etc. to promote products.
  • Deliver sales presentations to key accounts to maintain relationships and negotiate and close deals.
  • Evaluate new market segments to develop sales strategies and market plans.
  • Responsible for product and service development to meet market needs.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and sales transactions.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and budgets to top management.
  • Monitor and evaluate competitor activity and products.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.

 

EDUCATION or EXPERIENCE

This position requires a Bachelors degree in business and/or related field and minimum of five years of sales experience in the food industry.  Experiences calling on chain accounts and foodservice distributors are preferred.  The individual must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

This individual must possess excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.  Must be able to work independently in cross-functional teams to meet set goals.  Must be fluent in English.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

The candidate must be able to apply mathematical concepts to compute rates, discounts, percentages, and draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

REASONING ABILITY

The individual must be able to define problems through data gathering and analysis, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. He or she must be able to interpret an extensive variety of technical sales instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, REGISTRATIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have a valid driver’s license to perform essential job functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of this position.  The individual must travel to meet business needs.  The position requires at least 50% or more out time in the field visiting customers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to perform daily job functions.  The employee is required to stand, sit, kneel, and walk when performing essential job functions.  Occasional lifting and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is light to moderate.  The position is often in office settings, traveling or at customer/user sites.  The position requires extensive travel – more than 50% of the time this position is expected to be out of its home office.

 

Lee Kum Kee (USA) Inc., a division of Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Ltd., has its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Southern California with more than 300 employees. We are looking for the best and brightest talents to join our company and work together to bring the next level of success!