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National Director of Chains - On Premise

GERARD BERTRAND INCORPORATION

Dallas, TX

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Job Description:

Our entity is charged with acting as the exclusive US importer.
The core mission of the company is to continue to develop the portfolio of mainly French wines through expansion of distribution, strengthening of distributor relationships and a focus on well executed marketing plans.

Summary:
The On-Premise Chain Account Manager will be responsible for developing and guiding the implementation of specific business plans, achieving sales and distribution targets, and for serving as the primary contact for a specific list of retail chains. In addition, the On-premise Chain Account Manager will be responsible for account specific activation which will be in coordination with the Sales and Marketing Departments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

•  Develop and maintain collaborative long-term relationships with major on premise chain accounts
•  Develop collaborative relationships and alignment with distributors and field sales to ensure alignment against chain priorities by brand pack
•  Work with local distributors to increase brand awareness and consumption in chain accounts
•  Deliver USA chain account revenue and distribution goals
•  Conduct analysis and develop presentations that increase Company feature and display activity, expands distribution and optimizes shelf position that increase volume and market share
•  Collaborate with distributor management and sales force in order to achieve shared sales objectives, including the development and oversight of wholesaler programming
•  Identify core accounts that are not being penetrated with GB products and develop a plan to establish business with such accounts
•  Collect data on pricing, distribution, volume and general market information; compile and submit reports required for the sales division
•  Operate effectively within corporate and budgetary guidelines
•  Collaborate with distributors and field sales to ensure proper merchandising in chain accounts
•  Collaborate with distributors and field sales to order and execute against key POS materials
•  Track execution against specific chain programming and limited release commitments

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

•  Bachelors Degree Preferred
•  Five to ten years wine, liquor or malt beverage experience, preferably with at least one year managing on premise chain accounts
•  Must have a strong understanding of how chain accounts operate and how to build brands through distributors; established chain account contacts and relationships are considered an advantage
•  Self-motivation and ability to work with limited amount of direction; ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish goals
•  Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interface with various levels of management, at wholesale as well as retail; ability to speak in front of large groups, conduct staff trainings and evening/weekend functions
•  Strong work ethic; demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple responsibilities
•  An intense competitive spirit with an assertive, confident personality; strong sense of urgency and commitment to achieving results
•  Willingness to travel (air and car); good driving record
•  Analytical and Strategic Decision Making Skills
•  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and Power Point

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, September 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Senior