Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago

Description

Modern Sprout LLC (MS) is a Chicago-based design shop and manufacturer that launched via Kickstarter in 2013 and has become a leader in the grow-your-own movement with its innovative indoor and outdoor garden-focused lifestyle goods.
The genius behind the brand is translating the logic and utility of hydroponic growing systems into simple, stylish and sustainable products that thrive inside the average home.
MS's collection of thoughtfully packaged products has introduced a new and highly sought after category to home and gift retailers across the continent
- gifts that grow.
Its products resonate with a diverse audience, from city dwelling millennials to suburban moms to rural residents.
Media has taken notice too; MS's products have been selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things twice, featured on the Today Show, and covered by numerous other print and online publications including Food & Wine, Real Simple, Clean Eating and more.
Currently, Modern Sprout can be found on the shelves at national retailers such as Target, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and at over 2,000 independent retailers across the country.
The Sales Account Manager will report to the MS's Co-Founders and Sales Director.
This position will be the point person for managing key accounts and will assist in overall sales growth in new and existing markets.
We are seeking someone who is driven, highly organized, has an outgoing and engaging personality, and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
Modern Sprout is rapidly growing and employs career-minded individuals who are looking to grow and level up with the company.
Candidates should have proven experience building customer relationships and facilitating proactive, routine outreach to achieve sales goals.
RESPONSIBILITIES: ● Manage, develop, and maintain strong relationships with key customer accounts to achieve sales goals ● Identify products to expand assortment and develop programs to increase sales with existing key accounts ● Manage relationships with prospective small-to-mid sized business customers via email, phone, and through in-person meetings/tradeshows.
● Track daily activity in CRM system for successful account and communication maintenance ● Prepare and deliver account onboarding paperwork in an organized, and efficient manner ● Review and update sales forecast for key accounts weekly ● Report customer needs and issues, product feedback, and trends to management to support Modern Sprout in best serving its partners ● Review opportunities and project workload with Sales Director weekly to ensure effective progress toward monthly, quarterly and yearly department goals ● Collaborate with internal design, operations, and logistics team to satisfy the needs of our partners ● Attend seasonal tradeshows representing the Modern Sprout brand and product OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE: ● A bachelor's degree with 1-3 year's applicable experience with sales and account management (preferably in the consumer goods industry selling B2B) ● Personable and able to build and maintain relationships with leads/potential clients ● Driven and self-assured; someone who takes ownership of achieving their goals.
● Confident, with strong written and oral communication skills ● Proven track record of sales success in a similar role ● Tech savvy; someone who is able to easily adopt our existing systems and work with leadership to develop and execute new systems to manage growth they are driving.
● Progressively minded
- interested in learning about and utilizing new tools and apps to achieve different identified objectives ● Thrives in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment and understands that comes with ambiguity ● Green thumb is a plus BENEFITS: ● Full-time, salaried.
Competitive compensation based off experience.
● Modern Sprout offers a unique benefits package including medical and vision insurance plus flexible hours and unlimited paid vacation time Applications without cover letters will not be accepted.
Modern Sprout is located in the heart of Chicago's newly-dubbed Brewery District in West Town at the ICNC, 2010 W.
Fulton Street, 60612 To learn more about Modern Sprout and its collection of products, please visit modsprout.com or follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.

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