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 Sales Manager, Candy
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Sales
Posting Date: May 16, 2018
Job Location:
2481 Kingsway Drive
Kitchener, ON

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Job Description

Dare Foods Limited, a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of quality cookies, crackers, fine breads, confectionery products, and portable snacks is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join our Candy Sales Team.

Candy Sales Manager

We are looking for an energetic Candy Sales Manager to join our team. You will work in a fast paced environment alongside experienced and passionate team members with a goal of driving profitable business growth and delivering against our Made Better Promise.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and execute long and short-term customer, category and/or regional growth strategies and initiatives.

Develop account-specific business plans that deliver incremental support and results with an intensified focus on innovation.

Achieve profit and net sales targets in assigned area(s) of business.

Leverage key negotiation tactics to create 'win-win' opportunities with our key customers.

Work very closely with cross-functional counterparts in sales, marketing, customer service, supply chain, manufacturing and finance to ensure integration and executional excellence.

Provide accurate and timely product forecasts for manufacturing and planning purposes.

Effectively manage Trade Spend Budget and continually seek to improve Trade Spend Effectiveness.

Create winning partnerships with customers and distributors, delivering enhanced value for all parties.

Leverage syndicated and internal data to drive category leadership and market share growth.


Minimum 3-5 years of consistently exceeding sales objectives in a key account environment.

Strong grocery background with Key Account Sales experience.

Business or other relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Excellent business/ financial acumen.

Strong Critical Thinking Skills

Exceptional organizational and analytical skills; able to quickly identify and prioritize key business development opportunities with current and new accounts.

Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

Effective both independently, and as part of a high performance team.

High sense of urgency and results-focused.

Able to travel throughout Canada & USA as required.

Available to attend customer trade events during specified periods.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint), SAP, Cognos and various syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI, Retail Link, customer-specific POS) are all strong assets.

Valid driver’s license.

Valid passport or able to obtain.

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

Dare Foods Limited is committed to fair and accessible employment practices, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities in the recruitment process and throughout their employment.

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