[Full-time] Distribution Sales Manager at Albanese Confectionery

Location: Indiana


  • Meet and exceed projected sales targets.
  • Collaborate with senior management team to set revenue and sales goals on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Execute on a sales strategy and monitor that all staff members are following it addressing sales goals.
  • Provide information to leadership and Department heads on sales activities and markets to help in crafting marketing strategies.
  • Build relationships with salespeople and customers to ensure World?s Best® customer service is consistently delivered to ensure customer happiness and loyalty.
  • Create and implement a comprehensive sales training program to keep your sales team at the forefront of the industry and help each salesperson reach their goal.
  • Become a mentor to the sales team and nurture relationships with each associate in order to help them achieve their goals.
  • Work with senior management to devise and implement new strategies to earn more sales and cultivate more accounts and trade classes.
  • Ensure accurate reporting on lead generation and sales efforts including pulling data and metrics to provide detailed information about pipeline status.
  • Lead sales meetings to motivate your workforce.
  • Travel to meet with potential and existing clients, as well as field sales staff.
  • Travel to company corporate trade shows.
  • Set up company Distribution in appropriate trade shows.
  • Maintain existing sales by customer by category and builds additional sales in existing categories and category voids.
  • Cold calls on potential customers by phone, in person or with a salesperson
  • Follow up on sales calls, sample requests and customer requests.
  • Provide timely assistance to salespeople when requested.
  • Supervise pricing exceptions by salespeople.
  • Manage promotional schedule with Marketing and Category Managers.
  • Presentation of new manufactured or distributed items to existing and new customers, sales team and brokers.
  • Coordinate and control pricing by the customer within company guidelines.
  • Communicate in a timely fashion with company management on market conditions and customer issues.
  • Work closely with internal departments to assist in resolving customer issues or attend to customers? needs.
  • Keep finance aware of potential changes in customer?s business and creditworthiness.
  • Be aware of competitive manufactures and obtain any competitive info or pricing and share with senior leadership and as appropriate with salesforce and brokers.
  • Be aware of competitive distributors and obtain any competitive info or pricing and share with senior leadership and as appropriate with salesforce and brokers.
  • Assist marketing in maintaining accurate, complete forecasts of product sales for manufacturing and purchasing needs.
  • Assist company management in finding solutions to problem areas.
  • Maintains records on customers and potential customers in assigned territories.
  • Monitor and control overall expenses of sales team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • This position will ensure all activities related to sales are executed in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and build business with existing customers while seeking and adding new customers.
  • Build and maintain an effective direct sales team and broker network for all trade classes including nontraditional.
  • Build a pricing structure to include commission to add broker representation in trade classes such as gift.


  • Though reporting to a Director of Sales, individual should be able to work independently.
  • Be able to motivate and train salespeople and brokers to succeed.
  • Work directly with all levels of operations via phone, email or in person.


  • High School Diploma Required; Bachelor?s degree or equivalent experience a plus.
  • External sales and Sales management required.
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills to sell product in profitable deals.
  • Strong Management skills to lead employees across different territories.
  • Effective communication skills to both listen and speak to all types of individuals.
  • Business acumen to determine and enforce beneficial strategies to run the sales team.
  • Proficient in and/or ability to learn quickly the use of smartphones, apps, CRM, Microsoft Office, and sales performance management tools.
  • Must be able to travel to visit customers and brokers and work trade shows.
  • 45 plus hours per week, exempt level position, travel required.

This position requires the candidate who accepts the position to sign a restrictive covenants document; Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure.

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Job Type: Full-time


  • External sales and Sales management: 1 year (Required)
  • smartphones, apps, CRM, Microsoft Office, and sales performance management: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 50% (Required)

Job distance:

  • Merrillville, IN: Between 21 and 30 miles (Preferred)

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