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Our client is seeking a Sales Manager with the demonstrated ability to develop and set strategic goals with the management team. This role will utilize short and long-term market forecasts and reports while developing recommendations to increase volume and revenue opportunities in specific accounts and markets. If this sounds like an exciting challenge and your background fits the lists below, send us your application today! 


  • Create a Business Development Team to grow the company  
  • Lead, coach, and develop Business Development Team skills to build customer relationships with high-level decision-makers that lead to new business and create additional opportunities with current accounts
  • Manage the CRM ( for all sales activities
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard new employees
  • Set strategic goals by utilizing short and long-term market forecasts and reports
  • Develop recommendations to increase volume and revenue opportunities in specific accounts and markets, lead in setting team and individual goals
  • Ensure gross margin growth commensurate with volume growth
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices, Occupational Safety Procedure, and all Food Safety guidelines related to the position or being on the Warehouse floor


  • 4-year degree and work history selling/managing in one or more of the Produce/Retail/Foodservice/Distribution industries, preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of outside B2B sales experience
  • 4 to 5 years experience as a sales manager of an outside B2B sales team
  • Proven track record in managing an account team responsible for customer retention, increasing product penetration and volume to existing customer base without discounting
  • Has built a sales team from infancy to success with experience in developing and coaching a team of 3 to 5 people
  • Previous experience managing a consultative sales process with a thorough discovery phase
  • Experience managing sales representatives’ sales activities and processes using a CRM
  • Willingness to travel 55 – 65% of the time throughout the Midwest region and occasionally nationwide to trade shows and meetings


  • Previous experience working for a family business
  • Experience in one of the following industries: Transportation or Distribution, Wholesale Food, and Beverage Distribution, Agricultural Sales, Manufacturer Sales Rep. to either Retail or Food Service Clients
  • Experience in the produce industry a plus

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jessie Kester at (515) 225-7000 or email Jessie at



Ref: JOB-36874

Jessie Kester

Senior Search Consultant

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$85000 - $90000