Outside Sales Key Account ManagerSouth Western Ontario areaApplication closing date : April 19, 2019Reporting to : Eastern Regional Sales Manager Job Summary : We are looking for a values-
aligned Account Manager to join our Ontario-based sales team in the South Western Ontario Area in a permanent, full-time capacity.
As a Key Account Manager, your mission is to surpass TallGrass sales targets by providing outstanding customer service to a defined territory of new and existing customers, building and maintaining a regular call cycle, developing business plans and marketing for customers, coordinating demos and trainings for both retail staff and consumers.
Some travel, attendance at tradeshows, educational seminars and sales meetings will be required. Success Factors and Outcomes :
Presence : Continuously build strong relationships with retail staff and buyers through regular monthly visits and consistent exposure to TallGrass brands through consistent sampling and product updates
Performance Driven : Consistently exceeds quarterly sales by brand budget as defined by Sales Management
Inspire through education : Demonstrate strong product knowledge and education ability while executing, coordinating and completing all brand training requirements with retailers, annually
Analysis aptitude : Consistently manage budgets and execute marketing programs, including ads and demos, to meet or exceed ROI goals
Strategic Focus : Achieve and surpass goals on new item placement, off shelf and top selling product placement Competencies :
Experience in the industry You have previous Key Account Management experience and natural health retail experience, preferably as buyer / manager
People Person You continuously build strong relationships with retail staff and buyers
Team player You love to collaborate and seek to build strong relationships with other TallGrass stakeholders such as co-workers and vendors.
Performance driven You consistently exceed quarterly sales by brand budget by partnering with retailers on promotions, marketing, demos and events
Walk the walk and talk the talk You are passionate about the natural health industry, our brands and our company and that’s reflected in your lifestyle
Share your knowledge with passion You enjoy teaching and talking with people about products, nutrition and natural living
Marketing innovation You consistently manage marketing programs with creativity to grow your sales
Organized almost to a fault You are uber organized, detail oriented and as a result can effectively manage your time and prioritize your tasks.
Clear and effective communicator You are able to clearly and effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with coworkers at TallGrass, our customers and our vendors.
Road Warrior You love being on the road and visit the stores in your territory regularly and consistently.
Entrepreneurial mindset You care about the business in your territory as if it were your own and are a self-motivated, ambitious, high-achiever.
Open to new ideas You have a willingness to learn new things and are adaptable and flexible
Creative problem solver and resolution seeker You come to the table with potential solutions to problems you encounter.
Technologically Savvy You have excellent computer skills including MS Office skills (Excel Word, Outlook) and a willingness to adapt to new programs and tools