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Area Sales Manager - Midwest Region

Sunny Sky Products

Company Description

Sunny Sky Products is the leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty beverage concentrates and beverage enhancers. Our premium beverage products reach an array of retail customers including convenience stores, restaurants, concessions, schools, and institutional facilities.  Sunny Sky’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate office is located in Houston, TX, where we produce a variety of thirst appealing beverages. These beverages include fountain soft drinks, fountain flavors, tea, tea sweeteners, frozen beverages, juices, Hispanic beverages and coffee toppings and flavoring syrups.

Job Description

The Area Sales Manager (ASM) is Sunny Sky Products primary Sales Representative responsible for qualifying sales opportunities, customer retention, developing sales pipeline, managing the sales cycle and achieving revenue goals, assisting with the development and execution of the company's strategies for acquiring net-new customers, expanding the presence within the existing customer base and communicating sales activity and progress to the Regional Sales Manager.  The ASM manages all sales activities into accounts within a geographically-defined territory.  

The ASM will be responsible for developing account plans to further penetrate and extend the reach of the Sunny Sky Products as an enterprise-wide solution within the assigned base of existing customers and to generate and close new business opportunities.

Major Job Functions

  • Call on local and regional convenience store and foodservice channel operators
  • Work with assigned brokers
  • Call on existing distributors and source new distributor base
  • Local support for national accounts
  • Area trade show support
  • Identifies, qualifies and close new customer sales opportunities to generate sales revenues that meet or exceed assigned goals
  • Develops strategic account plans for customer in their assigned territory
  • Conducts introductory and high-level presentations including the demonstration of  Sunny Sky Products solution (s)
  • Dedicates the preponderance of time in face-to-face and/or direct communication with customers and prospects
  • Forecasts business and sales pipeline as required, updating management on the status of all prospects, in-process sales cycles and potential revenue
  • Conducts continuous prospecting activities and build a sales pipeline sufficient to support achievement of sales revenue goals
  • Leads the sales team through focused planning and communication through the successful execution of the sales cycle
  • Delivers timely technical and administrative product and solution information to create long-term, on-going business relationships and set the stage for future opportunities
  • Identifies and qualifies end-user opportunities
  • Travels throughout assigned territory and beyond, as required
  • Meet and exceed direct sales goals within assigned geographic territory
  • Manage all aspects of the sales process including lead generation, qualification, evaluation, close and account care
  • Develop and manage sales pipeline, prospect and assess sales potential with the ability to move a large number of transaction simultaneously through the sales pipeline
  • Manage and track customer and transactional information into web-based system; logging all sales activity within the established processes; keeping customer account current and accurate
  • Coordinate resources throughout the sales cycle, including product support and sales engineering
  • Provide product demonstration to prospects
  • Work effectively within a team environment to maximize revenue potential and ensure customer success
  • Other related duties as assigned

Ideal Requirements 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • Beverage industry experience
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding sales performance metrics: i.e., quotas, pipeline, forecast accuracy, etc.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in managing complex sales cycles typically defined as six months or longer with multiple stakeholders, decision-makers and influencers at multiple levels
  • Track record of success by consistently exceeding performance metrics
  • Experience (basic or advanced) with virtual meeting and presentation tools
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills especially in the ability to present concepts and articulate business value
  • Intermediate level of MS office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Display effective interpersonal skills sufficient to build positive, productive, and effective professional working relationships
  • Extensive travel of 50% plus

Compensation Starting @ $50,000 - $60,000 

Benefits           Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Cafeteria Plans, 401K, Vacation, and more

Sunny Sky Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment decisions at Sunny Sky Products are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Sunny Sky Products does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual preference or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Information is available on our website at www.sunnyskyproducts.com



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