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Michigan, Northern Indiana Manufacturers Representative

 

Posted by Donaldson & Associates, Inc. on 09/13/2022


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Action, Fishing, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Account Executive/Rep, Sales - Company Rep

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, RepAgency, Service

State: IN, MI

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Job Type: Full Time

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Employee May Telecommute: No

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Job Description & Requirements

Michigan, Northern Indiana Manufacturers Representative Opportunity

Established in 1988, Donaldson and Associates, Inc. https://www.dasalesgroup.com/ is an award-winning manufacturer’s representative agency servicing the Midwest region and beyond. We are a "TEAM" oriented agency compensating members based on individual performance and the agency's goals and achievements.

Our manufacturer business partners include many of the leading brands in the hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel and rugged outdoor industries.

We are seeking a "Career Minded" Michigan based sales professional who is personable, confident, highly motivated, independent, and committed to "do what it takes" for your customers, manufacturers, and the agency.  The individual will service all levels of trade building long-term relationships with mass merchant, national, regional and local chain stores, distributors, key independent retailers and e-commerce businesses.

Responsibilities

Management of existing accounts plus identify and develop new business opportunities throughout Michigan and Northern Indiana.

Support your accounts via strategic program development, line presentations and in-store training and promotions.

Attend agency and manufacturers sales meetings, industry trade shows, distributor shows and in-store promotions.

Conduct sales training seminars for distributor and retail personnel.

Provide input and reports regarding products, pricing and promotional opportunities as requested.

Manage the requests of our factories with timely sales reports and forecasts.

Regular communication with manufacturers and accounts to ensure deadlines are met and shipments are made as requested.

The successful agency team member will possess the following abilities, traits and long-term goals

Have a strong understanding and experience working in the rugged outdoor industry.

Strong written and verbal communication skills developed through education and experience.

Be self-motivated, highly organized and efficient. Having the ability to multitask and work independently to achieve results is a must.

Have strong computer skills utilizing EXCEL, WORD and POWERPOINT software.  Be resourceful utilizing technology to research products, competitors, and opportunities.

Understands the importance of applying BRM and CRM practices.

Has the flexibility to travel and schedule time on the road throughout the year. January through much of March can be spent out of town attending mandatory trade, buying group and distributor shows. Sales calls and factory sales meetings are on going.  Being away from the office and home cannot be an obstacle.

Currently reside in MI, Northern IN or be willing to relocate.

Own a reliable vehicle, have space for a home based office and be physically able to transport and setup displays and merchandise.

Be fiscally responsible and trustworthy.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation commiserates with experience.

Automobile allowance.

Business expense reimbursement.

Healthcare coverage consideration.

Simple IRA % matching contribution opportunity.

If you are the ideal "TEAM" member looking for a rewarding career, please forward your cover letter and resume to; info@dasalesgroup.com



About Donaldson & Associates, Inc.

Established in 1988, Donaldson and Associates, Inc. https://www.dasalesgroup.com/ is an award-winning manufacturer’s representative agency servicing the Midwest region and beyond. We are a "TEAM" oriented agency compensating members based on individual performance and the agency's goals and achievements.

Our manufacturer business partners include many of the leading brands in the hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel and rugged outdoor industries.