Monday, July 13, 2009

Wanna be the Dogfish Head rep?

This is posted on the Dogfish Head web page. I just read it, and you know, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm old, and want to see Mr Cicerone every day (who, as we speak, is brewing up some ginger-laden wheat beer), I might have put in an application for this position. Sometimes I DO miss the Regional Sales Manager's life. It's really hard work, but fun, rewarding and exciting. You get to meet so many great and like-minded people. And, everyone loves you! "You're the B. United/Bell's/Stone/Dogfish Head (or whatever) rep? Wow! Cool! You rock!"

"Mid-West Regional Sales Manager required.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has a once in a lifetime opportunity to join our dynamic sales force as a Regional Sales Manager in the Mid-West Region, currently encompassing Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. There is potential for this region to build/reshape if the successful candidate possesses the necessary skills, experience, knowledge and motivation to champion new/growing market(s). The RSM will work closely with regional distributors, key retail, and restaurant accounts to promote and foster brand loyalty and development. You will be required to travel over 50% of the time to markets within your region. During the course of travel, you will be responsible for "work-withs" and distributor training. Another key responsibility will be hosting beer dinners, festivals and promotions throughout your territory. You will provide in-depth and detailed reporting and market analysis to enable good decision-making within your marketplace.
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Biz or other relevant discipline. You must have a minimum 3 years sales support, sales rep or distributor experience, preferably in the beer business. More significant career experience may replace part of the undergrad requirement. You gotta be able to work late nights, early mornings, weekend and holidays as necessary to support sales activities. You must be able to maintain your sobriety and professionalism while working in environments where the taps may be flowing, and a clean driving record is essential. You must also have exceptional communication skills, both written and spoken, and strong PC skills with MS Office applications.
If interested, please send a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to or fax your resume to (302) 684-0541."

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