Sales Manager - Gourmet

Location: 

American Canyon, CA, US, 90001

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

POSITION TITLE: Sales Manager - Gourmet

 

REPORTING TO: Sales Director – West Coast

 

LOCATION: Las Vegas / Los Angeles (This role is a home office based position for a person preferably located in Las Vegas with the ability to also travel to Los Angeles.)

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

 

The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 9,300 people.

 

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.

 

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Job Summary:

This position plans and implements sales to major accounts for a geographic region where cultivating relationships, identifying opportunities, and account management skills are critical.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Plans how to establish and maintain major account relationships and meet personal sales targets within the full line of products or combination of products for a specific geographic region
  • Establish and build strong client relationships over time that allow for continuity and ongoing representation, reinforced by sales support and delivery programs and communications to other relevant company functions and divisions
  • Participate with other key account managers and sales management in development of sales strategies for National Accounts. Identify target accounts and opportunities within the framework of the organization-wide strategy
  • Monitor competitive activity in each account. Formulate and communicate appropriate response strategies

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Work experience:

  • 7 to 10 years of sales experience in a gourmet food related industry
  • Experience with Bakery and Pastry preferred and working knowledge of Las Vegas Hotel Industry a plus

 

Additional considerations:

  • Business acumen and demonstrated quantitative skills
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Exercise professional conduct and sound judgment in all related areas
  • Strong communication skills

 

Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Cooperation – genuine intention to work cooperatively with others.
  • Has proficiency in sales and full knowledge of the product line and its applications.
  • Impact and Influence – builds support for ideas, adjusts approach and style to suit customer audience.
  • Customer Service Orientation – meet the customers’ needs
  • Organizational Commitment, Achievement Orientation – know how the organization functions and work well competing against our standard of excellence
  • Special Knowledge Expertise, Flexibility – mastery of the gourmet market body of job-related knowledge and adapts to and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals, or groups
  • Self-confidence, Relationship Building – believe in your capability to accomplish sales while building or maintaining friendly warm relationships with customers
  • Initiative – preference for taking action before being requested; does more than what is required or expected
     

What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time
  • Collaborative atmosphere with like-minded individuals who are passionate about chocolate
  • The ability to grow your career within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • You will gain valuable business experience in a dynamic and positive working environment

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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