Sales Promoter

Barry Callebaut

(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time Travel Required
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About Barry Callebaut
With annual sales of CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.22 billion / USD 6.91 billion) in fiscal year 2015/16, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 9,300 people.
Qualified candidates will be personable and presentable, great oral communicators, detail-oriented, organized, punctual; can work with minimal direction after training; success-driven; food or confection experience is a plus. Knowledge of local food scene and self-starter desired. This is an opportunity to join a great company and contribute to a growing sales team.
* Promote product range (all brands) by calling on chefs, bakers, and confectioners--both current customers and prospects--to familiarize them with products available from Barry Callebaut for their applications. * Provide technical assistance to customers and prospects when needed, while continuing to strengthen the relationship with the customer and provide a value added service. Relationship building with chefs, bakers, confectioners, and others in the culinary community is an essential part of this job. * Plan and facilitate events and trade shows * Development and implementation of a Chicago City strategy - Getting competitive business, building a loyal Chef community, networking events * Event planning and execution - Working with Sales Manager and Marketing team to plan city events (dinners, demos, shows, etc.) * Look for organizations/companies to be involved with to increase brand awareness. * Social Media - Get more active on social media gaining a Chef following and promoting all of the market activities. Partner with Marketing to do Chef interviews promoting products used, incentives to get tags etc. * Work with local culinary schools students to promote more awareness to BC.
Ideal Candidate
* Culinary background strongly preferred * Sales and/or Marketing experience preferred * This position requires a car (travel expenses will be reimbursed).


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