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Job Number: 2169432

Market Manager- NJ - AMAZING TEAM!

The Market Manager is responsible for the in-market execution of brand and sales strategies for a Luxury Tequila portfolio in the New Jersey market.

Deliciously crafted at one of Mexico's most celebrated organic and additive free distilleries. Made with 100 percent Blue Weber agave that's sustainably grown and harvested. Our distillery in Jalisco only picks the plants when they are fully ripe and mature which captures their optimal flavor. They are then brick oven cooked and double distilled.

It's these touches that distinguishes the tequila as a premium brand that's designed for sipping or mixing in fine cocktails.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct quarterly GSM's and be the main point of contact for distributor sales reps
Schedule monthly work withs/ ride alongs with distributor personnel
Build distribution, presence, awareness, relevance and growth among target consumers and target accounts
Ensure excellent execution and maximum effectiveness of market activities that align with your assigned KPI's (POS, POD's, menu features, & displays, etc.)
Track and ensure achievement of sales, depletion, and activation goals within assigned market
Develop and maintain relationships with key/high image accounts
Track KPIs for key/high image account listings (menu placements, staff trainings, account support, sales velocity, etc.)
Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with distributor sales reps
Develop and oversee key account list (On & Off premise)
Conduct regular staff trainings
Host consumer events including tastings and dinners
Identify new business opportunities (new accounts, partnerships, events, etc.)
Identify, cultivate, educate, and motivate key brand ambassadors, including bartenders, managers and owners of On and Off Premise target accounts
Execute key local and national marketing initiatives, in accordance with the marketing team
Must be kept up to date on all new restaurant/ venue openings in assigned territory
Maintain market activation calendar
Maintain T&E budget
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

2-5 years experience as a spirits supplier and/or distributor representative
Spirits industry training and experience in Brand Activation
Self-motivated, driven, and independent
Computer proficiency required in MS Office Products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the internet.
Bachelor's Degree
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Pre- existing market and trade relationships
Confident public speaker with in-depth spirits knowledge

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