Sales Wizard- Los Angeles

Job Description: 

THE BIG PICTURE

The Modern Times Sales Wizard is responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s strategic sales plan in his/her assigned territory, and executing that plan in close cooperation with the Sales Manager and our distributors. S/He will work with our distributors and the production team to set concrete goals, forecast growth, and ensure accountability by all parties. The Sales Wizard will work with the CEO & COO to meet marketing, financial, and brewery growth objectives while constantly re-evaluating performance against the sales plan. The Sales Wizard is responsible for building & maintaining the company’s relationships with its distributors and key accounts. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

 

 

THE EVERYDAY VIEW

  • Work with distributors to facilitate sales of beer for on-premise and off-premise consumption
  • Coordinate and execute promotional events
  • Maintain relationships with existing accounts
  • Ensure thorough coverage of POS material at accounts, and provide other sales support as needed
  • Prospect for new business across his/her assigned territory area
  • Coordinate communications between distributors and our production department
  • Interface with consumers and accounts as a representative of the brand
  • Organize off-site educational opportunities for accounts
  • Maintain & disseminate deep knowledge of Modern Times brands
  • Aid distributors in resolving issues surrounding OOS products
  • Assist the Modern Times team as needed with special projects and other tasks requiring an “all hands on deck” type of collaboration
  • Be a team player and able to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Other tasks as needed

 

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background and driving record check 
  • LEAD certification is required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in craft beer sales, with proven results
  • Extensive knowledge of and a passion for craft beer
  • Very strong organizational & communications skills, iron-clad reliability, and consistent follow-up
  • Able to stay focused and remain extremely productive while working in the field without direct supervision
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Willingness to regularly work during evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of wholesale distribution and operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Must live in his/her assigned territory area
  • Up to 75% travel time may be required

 

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carrying supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
  • Abe to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors
  • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles

 

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND BONUS ELIGIBILITY

Bonus eligibility to begin on the 1st of the month following hire date (e.g., if orientation day falls on April 11th, bonus eligibility will begin May 1st). 

Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).

  • Company Vehicle and auto insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement (with a 50% employer contribution)
  • Health benefits (with a 50% employer contribution)
  • Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Transportation credit for eco-friendly commutes to work
  • Eligible for cell phone reimbursement (with a 50% employer contribution)
  • Eligible for company provided vehicle
  • Eligible to participate in 401(k)
  • Eligible for 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years
  • Radical Beer Perks

 

 **Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**

 

 

ABOUT MODERN TIMES

Modern Times is a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and (almost) all of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community. We plan to open new locations in downtown LA & Anaheim in 2017, both featuring brewing facilities, restaurants, specialty coffee shops, and much more radness than we can possibly list here. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

 

How to Apply
Please apply online by visiting the link below: 
Job Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States