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District Manager - Dallas, TX

Maisons Marques & Domaines

Remote > Dallas, TX

Job Description:

Maison Marques & Domaines, Inc. is seeking a District Manager to join our Sales Team.
In this role you will be responsible for marketing and selling MMD’s international and domestic portfolio of fine wines and champagnes to distributors and other sales accounts in Texas.
Your major focus will be to maximize the sales of MMD brands to the trade and consumer through effective planning, relationship building with key accounts and distributors sales representatives, key account management and direct sales. You will be reporting to the Texas Regional Manager (RM) and assist in distributor and supplier visit management. You will prepare required sales activity and administrative reports through MMD’s VIP and Karma software.

This is a Full-Time, Salaried Exempt position with Benefits for a worker located in Texas with a preference to candidates located in Dallas.

Pricing & Programming
•  The DM will work closely w/ the RM to develop pricing and programming plan w/ a strategy for success in the market.

Inventory & Order Process
•  Work in a partnership w/ the RM to support inventory management directing needs w/ the distributor from local & overseas warehouses.

Chains Sales & Management
•  The DM will take the lead on chain support, planning, programming & relationship development w/ the direction & input of the RM.

Marketing & Sales
•  Maintains a thorough & current understanding of the culture, long-term objectives and industry news of the wineries represented by MMD USA.
•  Ensures market penetration of all company products and maintains and improves the products image.
•  Assists TX RM in developing and implementing marketing programs to achieve marketing objectives including sales objectives, distribution objectives, merchandising goals. Utilizes programming and/or incentive tools to help achieve marketing goals.
•  Identifies with management assistance key accounts in major markets/cities. Classifies them according to the criteria set by MMD USA and updates list quarterly.
•  Launches new products in the TX market & determines proper distribution channels.

Distributor Management
•  Educates distributor in understanding the culture, long-term objectives and current industry news of the wineries represented by MMD USA.
•  Realizes a minimum of 6 work withs per month when permitted by the distributor
•  Verifies that targeted programs and objectives for each division are implemented and achieved.
•  Assists SGWS Team in developing, training, motivating and managing sales personnel within territory.
•  Weekly, coordinates team meetings/ GSM with the distributor sales teams in the territory
•  Assists the RM in conducting monthly business reviews.

Account Management / Sales/ Relationship building
•  Provides sales support/training to the accounts staff members to generate sales.
•  Implements MMD management directed sales objectives to achieve penetration in various segments and territories which are of particular importance for each of the products.
•  Monitors pricing level for off-premise licenses.
•  Makes regular sales calls to designated on-premise accounts to cultivate customer relations and satisfaction with service provided.
•  Makes product presentations, promotes new and existing portfolio items to expand and grow the business.
•  Meets/exceeds assigned monthly focus brands and their volume/placement objectives using resourcefulness and persistence.
•  Establishes effective business relationship with key accounts and distributor sales representatives through an understanding of their needs and a responsive and timely follow-up.
•  Continually seeks and opens new accounts: Visit 20 accounts / week minimum
•  Assists customers with inventory management responsibilities (product availability/new product placement and rotation of stock).
•  Recommends creates/designs wine lists, and wine by the glass programs.
•  Merchandises off-sale/retail accounts and reset shelf space, cold box and build displays to correspond with promotions and incentive programs.
•  Complies with MMD USA salesperson responsibilities and policies.
•  Conducts focused tastings/seminars to motivate sales staff or key accounts.

Suppliers Visit Management
•  Organizes, prepares and develops agenda and itinerary for suppliers’ visits
•  Key accounts visits with suppliers
•  Provides written feedback to management on suppliers’ visits

•  Researches, organizes and presents sales reports, quota attainment, market feedback and results on a regular basis to the RM. Gathers necessary required information from distributors or accounts as reported through the Karma and VIP portals.
•  Daily report of sales activity in Karma
•  Conducts market/pricing analysis as requested.

Planning, Organization, Sales Activity and Task Management
•  Establishes an efficient work schedule that ensures assigned accounts are contacted and serviced as needed.
•  Utilizes Outlook Calendar and Karma to manage work schedule, tasks, appointments, events and coordinates activities with MMD management.
•  Analyzes the total territory and each account to determine the priority, distribution volume and promotion opportunities.
•  Establishes priority brand objectives for each account for each sales call that will result in achievement of goals.
•  Gives input on pricing and programming with the RM.

What you Bring:
•  Bachelor’s Degree desired w/ 3-5 yrs industry related sales experience within the distribution, hospitality or supplier community.
•  Comprehensive and current knowledge/experience with wine and spirits including regions/varietals, product/food pairing techniques, basic production and service.
•  Valid driver’s license, Good driving record, Insurance and Reliable Auto.
•  Ability to lift and carry 45(+) lb case of product frequently.
•  Available to work flexible hours including weekends as necessary. Additional hours required during peak.

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Job Posted:
Friday, June 21st
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Full Time
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Maisons Marques & Domaines
Christopher Beecher