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DC Metro Area Retail Account Manager

Posted by United States Beverage on 20 Mar 2017   Share

Job basics

  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Importer
  • Categories: Sales
  • Beverages: Alcoholic Beverages
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: TBD
  • # of Direct Reports: TBD
Job Description

United States Beverage (USB) is a sales and marketing organization that represents premium import and craft brands from all over the World including: Moosehead Lager & Moosehead Radler from Canada; Innis & Gunn from Scotland; The Grupo Damm portfolio of brands from Spain: Estrella Damm, Inedit Damm, and Daura Damm; Czechvar and Czechvar Dark from the Czech Republic; Tona Cerveza from Nicaragua; Kalik from the Bahamas, Super Bock from Portugal, Sonoma Cider from Healdsburg, California, 1911 Cider from Lafayette, NY, and Empire Brewing from Cazenovia, NY.

USB is seeking a Retail Account Manager to grow the business of the brands they represent in the US.

The Retail Account Manager will be responsible for selling in USB’s brands to retailers including bars, restaurants, convenience, liquor and grocery stores.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Gain new distribution

  • Work closely with our distributor partners to ensure delivery of product

  • Staff trainings- Educate waitstaff about the brands and how to sell them

  • Set up sampling activities both on and off-premise on a regular schedule to maximize exposure and educate consumers on the brands

  • Merchandise accounts, put up point-of-sale materials

  • Participate in distributor presentations/trainings, and sales team market rides

  • Secure and host promotions

  • Secure menu placement on drink menus

  • Provide timely, accurate post-event reporting via an online reporting system

  • Seek out and report new opportunities, competitive information, etc.

  • Create and post social media content

Job Requirements
  • Must be personable with strong communication skills and comfortable selling and cold calling accounts

  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week. Bartending experience is a huge plus, but please note that you cannot hold a bartending job while working this role

  • Flexible schedule/available to work daytime, nights, and weekends

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Must own a car and have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, must pass background check

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficient in social media outlets (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Must not be involved with, working for or representing any other beer, wine, or spirits brands

  • Candidate must reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia

about United States Beverage

We are a beverage importer that has been selling a portfolio of brands throughout the US for over 20 years. We are committed to building brands throughout both the on and off-premise trade. Our competencies include strong sales execution, brand development thru consumer marketing, and vast national account coverage.

For more information, please check out our website: www.unitedstatesbeverage.com