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Territory Sales Representative- Pet Food Industry (Denver Based) - view position

This is an excellent opportunity for the right professional to make an impact on our business, while growing their own career. This person will be responsible for sales of the Company's entire product line at an Independent Distribution Level within their territory, which includes Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Overnight travel of at least 50% is required in this position.

The person we are seeking will be an energetic and ambitious professional, with the capability to effectively communicate our vision and purpose in the Pet Food Industry. He/she will be very detail oriented, a solid negotiator, possess tactical agility, and have a passion to gain more market share for the finest natural pet food in the Industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Developing a consistent and profitable growth rate that includes total volume sales as well as each product line category within the assigned territory. This will require becoming extremely knowledgeable about all of our product line in order to educate Retail Stores and Consumers.
  • Providing on the spot education/information to our Retail and Consumer customers regarding our entire product line, as well as key messaging we want to convey. Participating in trade shows, exhibitions, special events, and company meetings. Responding to customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Conducting group seminars to Key Accounts to ensure they are fully aware of each offering in our diverse product line. Applying our proven techniques to promote sales growth. Working with our Sales and Distributor reps to drive sales growth by promoting team work and mutual goals.
  • Prioritizing key retail accounts within the territory and working with our District Sales Manager to develop an effective routing and call frequency strategy. Identifying opportunities to develop new business within the territory. Maintaining and executing an efficient quad planner and sales call cycle to ensure accounts are seen and developed as required.
  • Proactive salesmanship at each store for maximum exposure and turnover of our products, to include but not limited to; building displays, rotating stock, maintaining clean shelves, replenishment of out of stock products, and ensuring accurate pricing consistent with current promotional activities. Working aggressively to secure optimum location to expand assortment by category in each retail account.
  • Scheduling business travel in a cost efficient way to ensure all visits are accomplished in a timely manner. Completing call, sales, and expense reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensuring an adequate supply of Point of Sales and Marketing Materials are on hand within the territory to effectively execute our sales process.

Qualifications required: College degree preferred, or 2 years of experience in the Pet Industry, or 4 years of sales experience. Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills, with the capability to work effectively with Retailers, Consumers, Sales Management, and coworkers.

Must be self-directed and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Possess strong analytical skills and the ability to take information and translate it into actionable items. Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects, owning them from inception to completion. Solid work ethic and a willingness to work a flexible schedule during peak business cycles. A willingness to travel, including overnight.

Software: Must be proficient in MS Office suite and Adobe Acrobat, with the ability to quickly become equally skilled using Docs to Go and Dropbox software programs.

Physical requirements: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, sit, stand, bend, and walk during the course of doing the job. Good or corrected vision to be able to perform the reading and paperwork aspects of the position.

Consumer Marketing Specialist (Norco and Telecommuting) - view position

This position will be an integral component within our consumer marketing, in particular on digital initiatives. This will involve assisting in the creation and monitoring of our digital presence through social media, the Company website, branded content, email marketing, online advertising, and ecommerce sites. This position will work closely with the rest of the marketing team to drive end-user customers, through digital and other marketing initiatives, to purchase products both in stores and online.

The duties of this position are those described below. These duties listed do not state or imply that they are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting with consumer-focused digital marketing operations.
  • Prepare reports and analyze them to summarize, measure, and evaluate results of marketing efforts.
  • Increase conversion rates through effective ecommerce platforms and social media.
  • Create powerful content for social media and other digital avenues.
  • Assist with our blog, oversee content writers, and content calendar in line with promotional activity.
  • Assist with managing and optimizing in-store consumer acquisition program through third party or internally.
  • Oversee 3rd Party sample sites and review data.
  • Use creativity to produce initiatives aimed at enhancing customer’s in store experience.
  • Assist in creating strategy and setting benchmarks for social media marketing platforms.
  • Develop and execute creative ideas to drive customer traffic into pet specialty stores.
  • Work with Direct Partners and Key Accounts on digital marketing strategy and activities.
  • Execute digital marketing calendar and partner initiatives throughout the year.
  • Monitor & expand online presence through various review websites, influencer partnerships, and insiders program.
  • Manage online customer referral program and develop more strategies for promoting word of mouth recommendations.
  • Keep up-to-date on digital marketing best practices.
  • Manage online customer referral program and develop more strategies for promoting word of mouth recommendations.
  • Understand Google Analytics and KPI’s to identify areas of improvement.
  • Collaborate with PR and Marketing agencies to execute yearly initiatives as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: The following are the minimum qualifications, which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Two years of digital marketing experience preferred.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Apple experience strongly preferred.
  • Must love pets!
  • Experience in the pet food industry or consumer packaged goods industry preferred.
  • Experience with social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, Google Adwords & Analytics preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field preferred.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal relations and written/oral communication skills to communicate with both internal contacts in the organization and external contacts including; customers and vendors
  • Self-directed with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple accountabilities and multiple internal customers.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as outstanding organizational and follow through skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously from origination through execution.
  • Work a flexible schedule during key business deadlines.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Must be team oriented with the ability to work on high collaboration and performance teams

Competencies and Skills
    Functional Competencies:
  • Digital Marketing
  • Ability to work with spreadsheets
  • Understanding of various online platforms
  • Must be creative
  • Communications skills, verbal and written

  • Behavioral Competencies:
  • Ability to work in networks and with virtual teams
  • Effective communication
  • Attention to details
  • Perseverance
  • Passion for animal nutrition

  • Physical requirements:
  • This position spends approximately 75% of the day at a desk working in an office environment and in front of a computer with approximately 25% of travel required.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend and walk the course of normal duties
  • Must have hand and wrist coordination for data entry input
  • Must have good vision for close up computer work (with or without the aid of eye glass or contact lenses)
  • Must be able to speak and communicate verbally with co-workers, customers, vendors, etc.

  • Working Conditions:
  • Home, Office, On-site at Customers or Vendor Locations
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with likelihood of extended hours.

  • For consideration, submit a resume’ complete with salary requirement.

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