State Sales Manager - Illinois (Key Accounts)

7 months ago
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Company/Location Overview

Sazerac Company, established in 1850, is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, Maryland, California, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Canada. 

Sazerac produces and markets the most award winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Van Winkle, Blanton’s and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Margaritaville Spirits, Dr. McGillicuddy’s and Platinum Vodka.


From 2008 to today, Sazerac has experienced double digit growth!  We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. This is an ideal time to join Sazerac as we continue our rapid growth and expand our company's global footprint.


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Job Description/Responsibilities

Position: State Sales Manager - Illinois

Location: Chicago, IL


Sazerac Company is hiring a State Sales Manager for Illinois to assist in growing our business. As the State Manager for our Key Account business, is responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Achieve volume objectives for the market brand state priorities and monitor Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results through the use of KPI tracking and COGNOS.
  • Monitor and ensure that Brand State Priority volume objectives are achieved in the market.
  • Achieve the Brand State Priority volume objectives for assigned brands.
  • Develop and implement agreed upon Key Performance Indicators with key distributors to ensure focus on Brand State Priorities for the market.
  • Develop, agree to and monitor appropriate Key Performance Indicators with distributors in market on specific brand state priorities.
  • Identify, develop and propose strategic price increase opportunities throughout the year that are consistent with brand positioning strategies in the market.
  • Build brands, develop relationships, sell distribution, and coordinate programs with multi-state customers (chains and military) on and off premise.



Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years relevant sales experience in spirits and/or wine industry
  • National Accounts / Key Account experience - on and off premise
  • Budgeting, planning and/or financial analysis
  • A valid driver's license
  • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours (nights/weekends)
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products
  • Willingness to travel
  • Bachelor Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Marketing experience
  • Record of successful leadership




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