Circle was founded to help people find balance and feel good, one sip at a time. We are a better-for-you beverage company, with our flagship product being Circle Kombucha (learn more here).  We are creating a world where taste, health, community, and environment are never sacrificed when you make a beverage choice. A world where perfectly- balanced beverages are everywhere.

Circle is a family.  We are collaborative and we push each other to achieve excellence. We help each other. We work toward the same goals whether they are small or large, short term or long term, and we cross the finish line together. Our team is energetic and eager to come to work everyday. We love the work we do because we know we are making the world a better place. We welcome everyone. We are kind to one another.

We meet frequently. We have monthly town halls and other company social events. We do this to stay connected, focused, and have fun together. As a remote team member, you will still be engaged with our team at our homebase, There will be weekly (sometimes daily) contact with the team. We host quarterly retreats you can get excited about. We are committed to creating an enjoyable, fulfilling workplace, no matter where you reside.

* This is a remote, field sales position* 

The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales, Chicago position is a full-time role that is Circle’s brand & culture ambassador within Chicago. The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales is a critical part of our mission in Helping people find balance and feel good. One sip at a time. Key Accountability: The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales’s success is determined by Wholesale revenue and number of On-Premise Partner Accounts in Chicago.  

What is “On-Premise?” It is any place where the consumer will enjoy the beverage on-site (ie: Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Coffee Shops, Cafes, Offices…). The role is crucial in Circle’s mission of making healthy, functional beverages accessible for people to enjoy anywhere they go, not just the grocery store.

Sound like something you’d enjoy? Keep reading…

As the Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales in Chicago, you will… 

  • Sales Activities: Maintain and Grow the Territory (Sales Activities): 
    • Develop leads & secure new partner accounts to carry our products. 
    • Manage relationships & develop growth opportunities within existing partner accounts.
    • Create, develop and maintain distributor partnerships by building strong relationships with buyers, marketing and sales personnel.
    • Be held accountable to exceed weekly, monthly and quarterly revenue and partner account budgets.
  • Create, Influence & Attend Events: 
    • Build relationships with community leaders, media, and other influencers in the Territory by attending various networking and community events.
    • Drive brand awareness via community and partner events & product demos.  We estimate that you’ll conduct 1 to 2 events per week.
  • Collaborate with the Circle Team (Non-Sales Activities): 
    • Partner with Operations & Marketing to deliver a consistent message & product to the Territory. 
    • Meet 1:1 with the On-Premise Sales & Distribution Leader monthly to discuss professional development opportunities to grow your career and bring ideas on how you can help make the role and company better.
    • Attend Quarterly Sales Retreats to build and maintain relationships with other Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales
    • Participate in Quarterly Culture Workshops with the entire Full Time Circle Team 

In a typical week you will…

  • Connect with decision makers at various restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices (and more), showcasing Circle products and sharing our mission.
  • Display a pleasant and persistent mindset in following up with leads and prospects to convince them that Circle products need to be in their beverage program.
  • Come up with strategic and creative ways to contact and engage leads, prospects and partner accounts.
  • Get the behind the scenes view of some of the most high-profile restaurant concepts in the territory…a view most people never get to see.
  • Review monthly reporting to identify areas within your existing book of business where there is room for improvement. 
  • Schedule ride-alongs with distributor sales reps to engage their customers and make new Circle placements within their existing accounts.
  • Refer interested partner accounts to Circle distributor partners to facilitate delivery of Circle products.
  • Participate in the weekly sales meeting to review Circle On-Premise Sales numbers, share ideas, learn from others and brainstorm ways the team can get better.

What experiences are we looking for you to have?

  • Positivity, Drive and Excitement to help in Circle’s mission to help people find balance and feel good. One sip at a time.
  • 2+ years experience in field Sales and/or Account Management with a track record of hitting growth targets *Food & Beverage industry is a plus, but not required.
  • Willingness to travel to Indianapolis frequently for training and team-building.
  • Experience using a sales CRM platform (such as HubSpot, Salesforce, etc.) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated background in developing relationships through persistence & relatability.
  • Ability to hear the word “no” and still maintain a positive attitude.
  • Excellent communicator and storyteller.
  • Creative, opportunistic, out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Driven to grow professionally and excel in a results-based environment.
  • Eagerness to share and implement new ideas to make Circle (and you!) better.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Hands-on experience in building a consumer brand from the ground up. The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales will be a key member of the company.
  • Own your role. Be a valuable, contributing member of the team, through consistent team engagement. You’re growth is our growth.
  • Open access to leadership and regular business updates
  • Valuable experience in B2B (business to business) sales and business development.
  • Developing your personal identity as an influencer in the Territory.  The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales will be the ‘face of the movement’ in Chicago.
  • A flexible work environment that is focused on results, rather than ‘hours in the office’.
  • Be a part of a growing business with opportunities to expand your career as Circle expands.

Benefits at Circle:

  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
  • Continuing education credit
  • Monthly technology stipend
  • A casual dress code
  • Flexible schedules
  • The ability to work from home or off-site as needed. 
  • Transparency and accessibility – We encourage everyone on the team to speak up, ask questions, innovate, and collaborate. Regular business updates. We grow as you grow – it’s a full Circle.

The Territory Leader – Beverage On-Premise Sales, Chicago will receive a base salary with commission opportunities.  A competitive expense management package is included.

Interested Candidates: email your resume to Carly ctraub@circlebev.com and let us know why we should chat!

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