Regional Sales Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 figure earning potential
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Recently named a "GREAT PLACE TO WORK" in the U.S. (and one of only 23 companies in Minnesota and Wisconsin), Rocket Industrial specializes in helping high-performance companies throughout the United States PACKAGE WITH LESS. Less material, less waste, less time, less cost. Over 1/3 of everything in U.S. landfills is related to packaging. Rocket Industrial helps design & optimize retail (consumer) and industrial packaging, automation/robotics, and supply chain processes by providing expertise across hundreds of best-in-class brands. We have grown to be a market leader, consistently winning awards from the brands and suppliers we represent. By joining our team, you'll have an opportunity to work across the company to sharpen your business and technical expertise, and help companies reduce their packaging waste and be more sustainable. If you’re a person that has a passion for helping American companies, a passion for technology, a passion for packaging sustainability, and views working hard as fun… then join our growing team!

If you're interested in a 6 figure earning potential, and working with some of the best companies in the U.S., this may be the opportunity for you.

The Regional Sales Manager will be responsible for leading and mentoring our Minnesota sales team.

Additional responsibilities include:

Developing sales plans

Actively directing the sales-force’s management of major accounts

Maintaining a presence as Rocket Industrial’s management representative at major accounts

Recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new sales people

Meeting key accounts with sales people

Developing new business development strategies

Ensuring leads are followed up and followed through on in a professional and timely way

Regularly meeting with sales staff to share successes, introduce new products and corporate initiatives

Help in managing account assignments and territory development

Setting sales quotas and goals with the sales team

Ensuring the branch achieves their sales goals

Helping to lead potential acquisitions in the area

Evaluating the competition and developing competitive successful market strategies

Managing and if necessary disciplining sales employees

Development of creative compensation plans

Leading and promoting the Rocket Industrial process and culture

Regularly meeting with vendors

Helping to lead the region’s vendor strategy

The manager has the ability to positively impact the entire company by meeting quotas and goals, consistent sales growth, improving margins, inbound freight optimization, establishing a capable and trained sales force, and receiving positive sales evaluations.

The company, headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, was founded by Ray and Marie Goldbach. The couple also founded Marathon Cheese Corporation. In total, Marathon Cheese, Rocket Industrial, and - a subsidiary of Rocket that specializes in selling professional cleaning supplies - employ well over a thousand people nationwide.

Our ideal candidate will have 5-7+ years of sales experience selling industrial products to manufacturers. Must have a proven record of success, the ability to build strong trusting customer relationships, be a hard worker who is conscientious. The candidate should be able to work independently, but within the plan and strategy set forth by the company leadership. Should have excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills, be competent with multi-tasking and problem solving, strategic thinking, and possess the desire to succeed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred but not required
  • Five plus years Sales experience
  • Excellent communication and consensus building
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills
  • Persuasive
  • Ability and desire to follow up and follow through
  • Experience in distribution preferred but not required
  • Experience in packaging preferred but not required
  • Understands math concepts
  • Requires the ability to plan, prioritize and organize work effectively
  • Analyze work under time constraints
  • Analyze problems, propose solutions, make logical decisions, carry out decisions and follow up with feedback where appropriate
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Sourcing: Finding products and choosing between vendor options
  • Quoting: Setting end-user margins
  • Vendor Negotiation: Reducing costs, reducing minimum order amount, reducing the amount required to receive freight pre-paid
  • Inventory: Determine appropriate stock levels for products

We offer competitive salaries along with providing health, dental and vision insurance, flex spending, HSA, 401K with company match, voluntary life and AD&D, life insurance/AD&D, short and long term disability coverage and pet insurance. The company also offers reimbursement toward a gym membership, cell phone, children's college scholarship fund, student loan reimbursement, paid volunteer time off and an ongoing professional development program.

If you are someone committed to winning and wants to work for an organization that is just as committed to winning, to your success and to being the best, please send your resume.

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