Market Sales Manager

Forager Project is an organic, plant based California crafted Food Company established in 2013. We make exceptionally great tasting yogurts, nut milks, smoothies and re-imagined veggie tortilla chips. At Forager, we believe that the food we eat, is as important as the air we breathe. Food matters. That is why we use our own innovative, well-crafted manufacturing to create exceptional tasting food. Our food principles: be simple, creative & truthful; food craft matters; align with nature; core ingredients are nuts, seeds, ancient grains & vegetables. We are currently looking for a Market Sales Manager for the Midwest area. If you have the skills, experience and capabilities as listed below, we invite you to become a fellow forager and join our journey. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key personnel at store level to drive sales, increase market/store presence and promote Forager branded products in natural and conventional channels. Coordinate and execute in-store merchandising opportunities including but not limited to store promotions, off-shelf placement, setting up displays, shelf maintenance and enhancement.

  • Provide merchandising support, as needed, to all assigned stores

  • Identify and act on opportunities in every account.

  • Work with distributor(s), as needed; check placement of Forager products including "enjoy by dates" and as per schematics. Provide (+/-) feedback to Manager.

  • Organize and coordinate in-store demonstrations, working with store or demo company personnel. Engage and educate store personnel to increase customer base and build brand loyalty. 

  • Support assigned region/area retail accounts based on location and need including but not limited to in-store merchandising and marketing events.

  • Complete weekly reports that summarize the merchandising sales data and marketing events in your region including demo performance, sales support and marketing initiatives and execution at store level. 

  • Establish and maintain in-depth product knowledge on both Forager and competitive products

  • Other duties as may be assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience plus a minimum 3-years' experience in sales, sales merchandising, marketing and event promotion, in-store and area experience in assigned area/region. Strong customer service skills. Works well with people. Ability to promote the Forager brand enthusiastically and effectively to others. Positive, engaging, and self-motivated. Experience negotiating with store managers and in-store employees. In-store product demonstration experience a plus. Organized and demonstrated ability to effectively time manage. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Must be a licensed driver (valid IL License) with a clean driving record and reliable car. Flexibility with travel. Willing to participate in Trade Shows or other sales events, as needed.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@foragerproject.com with Market Sales Manager as the subject.