European Key Accounts Sales Manager


Job Qualifications:

  1. 3-6 years experience in sales with a proven track record managing and growing revenue and profitability.
  2. Strong business acumen and excellent communication skills.
  3. Microsoft Office suite skills.
  4. Strong English language skills.
  5. Brewing experience or home brewing background (minimum 1 year).
  6. Masters Degree preferred, but not required.

Job Duties:

  1. Travel extensively throughout Europe to build relationships with new and existing distributors.
  2. Coordinate sales activities and represent Yakima Chief – Hopunion LLC at association meetings, trade shows and brew festivals.
  3. Work directly in developing a sales and marketing strategy with in a distributors given territory.
  4. Participate in Hop & Brew School and the hop selection process during harvest.
  5. Communicate with distributors to facilitate the sale of hop products, lab analysis services and downstream extract products.
  6. Address complaints, special requests and respond to contract inquiries.
  7. Work directly with distributors to explore forward contracting options, volume discounts and formulate multi-year hop contracts.
  8. Communicate new product opportunities, industry trends and customer feedback to appropriate company staff.
  9. Work with distributors and their staff to initiate brand development and promotional plans.
  10. Proactively seek continued education for the beer and hop varieties, brewing techniques and downstream extract products.
  11. Maintain sanitary and safe work environment.
  12. Follow safety requirements.
  13. May actively participate on company’s Safety Committee.
  14. Ensure that company safety policies as well as federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations are observed.
  15. Must have a complete understanding of company’s policies, SOPs, QPs, EPs, HACCP and cGMP to ensure quality, safety, efficiency and sustainability.
  16. Must adhere to all company policies.
  17. Examine documents, materials, and products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy and conformance to standards and specifications.
  18. Follow all SOPs in a given area.
  19. Perform all other duties as assigned by Manager and/or designee.

Email hops@ychhops.com with your resume and cover letter.