Brewery Ingredient Sales Representative

LD Carlson Co.

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LD Carlson Craft Brewery Sales Representative – Illinois, Michigan & Indiana

LD Carlson Co. is looking for a hardworking and enterprising individual to join our craft brewing outside sales team.  LD has passionately been involved in the beer and wine industry since 1970.  We are seeking candidates that have in-depth knowledge of the craft brewing industry, processes and ingredient options.  Your passion for the craft of brewing beer will be the foundation for building a growing sales territory.  You will work directly with other outside sales managers and a dedicated inside Customer Service Representative.  You will develop relationships with small and medium capacity breweries through individual visits and thorough, professional follow-up.  Members of brewing teams will be approached spontaneously as well as through coordinated meetings.  Approximately 50% of your calendar will be dedicated to outside market trips that will include a travel schedule to maximize the exposure of our portfolio.  The balance of your workload will come from a disciplined home office setting to conduct follow-up and future trip planning.  Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary as well as proficiency in basic office computer applications.  Participation in industry events, guild meetings and trade shows is necessary.  Weekend events are not common but you should plan on attending a handful of weekend events throughout the year.   The primary territory will be Illinois, Michigan and Indiana but other peripheral markets could be added in the future.  You must have convenient access to a major airport as well as reliable personal vehicle transportation. 

LD Carlson is known for carving its own path and we have assembled an ingredient portfolio that gives us the flexibility and independence to represent brands that best suit our target customer.  We are an independent company that prides itself on being versatile in a rapidly-changing craft brewing market.  You will constantly be on the search for new breweries-in-planning, leveraging our strong sample program.  Neighborhood breweries to medium-large production breweries are right in our wheelhouse.  As an ingredient specialist, you will define the opportunities that will make our prospects better brewers.  

LD Carlson Co. is a family owned company founded in 1970 servicing the U.S. craft brewing industry for over three decades. Centrally located in Kent, Ohio, LD Carlson is strategically based to reach a large portion of the U.S. market.  Additional channels of business include wholesale sales to the homebrewing and winemaking industries, as well as wineries. In recent years, LD Carlson has significantly increased craft brewing sales with the addition of several high quality, competitively priced maltsters. LD features a wide selection of hops available to breweries on a year round spot basis. LD Carlson is known for it fast, efficient order fulfillment and its friendly, high level of customer service.

LD Carlson offers an industry competitive compensation package relative to experience and ability.

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