7 Locks Brewing, an established brewery in Rockville, MD is seeking a dynamic and experienced sales manager to drive sales for a fast growing suburban DC brewery.

As a Sales Representative, your main objective is to increase sales in your territory, and create lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with accounts. This includes direct account responsibility for key on and off-premise accounts, securing new business in existing and new accounts. The assigned geography is Montgomery County MD.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
- Develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with account staff and distributor sales personnel.
- Call on existing accounts to secure new distribution, make timely presentations to introduce new and "limited release" beer on- and off-premise.
- Execute on- and off-premise promotions and periodic special events that generate brand awareness and consumer sampling. This includes staffing events such as but not limited to:
- On site sampling
- Events at on premise accounts
- Beer festivals
- Track, monitor and keep account information up to date using our CRM tool.
- Identify unserviced and under-serviced accounts and effectively communicate information with management
- Ensure adequate shelf placement of products on shelves and in coolers for maximum visibility, and work with retailers on this
-Train accounts on products
- Utilize point-of-sale promotional items as necessary to improve sales and brand awareness, to include: shelf talkers, shelf displays, signage, etc.
- Complete necessary administrative reporting and communications on a timely basis
- Maintain presence, and pursue new on- and off-premise distribution in your assigned region.

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in marketing, sales and management a plus
- 2+ Years of sales experience. Beer sales experience preferred
- Knowledge of company, state, federal regulations and franchise laws
- Knowledge of US beer business and its practices as needed
- Valid and clean driver's license
- Strong oral and written communication skills: ability to convey information effectively
- Understanding the retail and on-premise buyer mindset
- Experience buying or bartending a huge plus
- Excellent time management skills; ability to be proactive and take initiative. Must demonstrate ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Excellent organization and coordination skills: ability to manage priorities and routine functions effectively and efficiently

- Decision making skills: collect, assess and interpret relevant information and make sound judgment
- Flexibility: the ability and willingness to navigate and adapt to a changing plan
- Always present yourself professionally as you are a representative of the company
- Proficiency with personal computers / laptops and associated programs (Windows, Microsoft office suite of programs)
- Ability to have fun when selling beer

Working Environment:
- Variable hours that include night and weekend work
- Some travel to the brewery’s vendors, and related organizations
- Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting products and supplies weighing 65 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion
- Work with hot, cold, and potentially hazardous equipment
- Working indoors and outdoors all year long

Pay and Benefits
-Pay commensurate with experience
-Health care, sick leave
-Vacation

Please direct all inquiries to info@7LocksBrewing.com