Craft Beer Manager

LDF Sales & Distributing, Inc.(MillerCoors Beer) - Wichita, KS (30+ days ago)


LDF one of the Plains States’ largest, most diverse and successful distributors seeks a Craft Sales Manager to join our team. Based in Wichita, KS; our distribution territory encompasses more that 5 million people in two states. In the markets where we compete we control a substantial share of the market; our 400+ employees haves established their reputation as dedicated beer professionals who work for a premiere distributor.

Reporting to the General Manager this role is critical to the expansion of our Company. Being a MillerCoors “house” the selection, distribution, development and success of craft beer is an important part of our growth strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Sales Manager will be responsible for selection of new craft beer offerings and implementing the marketing and sales strategies to increase overall sales of our extensive portfolio of craft beers including Boston Beer, Constellation, Heineken, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Stone, Firestone Walker and others.
  • Oversee the on-premise growth of all of our craft brands
  • Build relationships with chain account buyers, focusing on distribution, pricing, volume and rate of sale
  • Gain incremental placements with new accounts and seasonal offerings
  • Execute the sales strategies of each brand, report success and challenges back to the suppliers, secure promotions, incentives and direct the field visits of supplier representatives
  • Manage trade spend and promotions budget efficiently
  • Communicate and monitor results with entire LDF sales team

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Must have several years of wholesale beverage experience

Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills

We Offer

Competitive salary based on experience, full benefits and retirement

Monthly stipend car/phone

Monthly & Yearly bonus structure

If you are the take charge type of person who is a recognized expert on craft beers and will make LDF top-of-mind with our on premise, chain store, convenience, and retail liquor store customers; this job is a perfect fit for you.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • wholesale beverage: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)