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Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt - Account Manager - BC

Vancouver, B.C.

On May 14, 2018

Role: The Account Manager is a brand champion and relationship manager who works to strengthen relationships with retailers & customers to achieve annual sales goals. Working as a member of a team and reporting to the National Sales Manager, the Account Manager is a conscientious and outgoing person who is reliable, hardworking and passionate about healthy food. The Account Manager is responsible, self-motivated and able to work remotely and in the field throughout the Lower Mainland with occasional travel to Vancouver Island. The Account Manager has superior communications skills, which they use for in-store visits, presentations and paperwork for sales development.

Responsibilities:

  • Collects weekly orders, monitors account activity and reports on sales versus projections
  • Builds strong relationships with assigned customers at all levels of their organization
  • Prepares annual and quarterly sales plans for geographic area
  • Develops and implement retailer-specific annual joint business plans focused on product distribution, placement, pricing and promotional activity
  • Co-ordinates and implements grocer promotional programs
  • Launches new products and cultivates shelf space at retailers
  • Coordinates sampling and special events (including trade shows)
  • Ensures promotional initiatives are executed as planned within budget
  • Ensures point-of-sale materials are posted and up to date at all stores
  • Resolves customer service issues and upholds brand integrity
  • Monitors shelf layout, competition and market pricing
  • Monitors media and community events in Vancouver
  • Follows new leads for further distribution of Tree Island Yogurt as well as distributed brands
  • Maintains up-to-date records of activities in account management software
  • Attends weekly and monthly meetings, by phone or face-to-face

Requirements:

  • Passion for healthy eating, agriculture and the local food movement
  • Degree in Commerce, Business, Communications and 3-5 years related experience in a Sales and/or Account management.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Strong command of computers and capacity to learn new programs
  • Aptitude for numbers and working with budgets and projections
  • Track record of successful project management
  • Experience in sales and retail preferred
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise excellent judgment
  • Regular travel to stores, head office and sales meetings is required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Compensation

Salary based on experience. Travel allowance included. Computer and office supplies provided.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your interest, relevant experience to hiring.treeislandyogurt@gmail.com.

Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt is an innovative, family-owned dairy based in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We are committed to bringing our customers grass-fed, artisan yogurt made with care. We were named Top 40 Under 40 Foodies by Western Living Magazine and won silver for the BC Product of the Year award in 2016. Learn More about us at www.treeislandyogurt.com

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $42,000.00 to $48,000.00 /year