The Role:  

We are seeking an experienced and driven Sales Director – Food Service to lead our sales efforts within the food service industry. The Director will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategies to drive revenue growth, expand market share, and build strong relationships with foodservice operators, distributors, and other key stakeholders. This role requires a strategic thinker with a proven track record in sales leadership, a deep understanding of the food service market, and a passion for delivering value to customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Sales Strategy: Develop and implement strategic sales plans to achieve revenue targets and penetrate target markets within the food service industry.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct market research and analysis to identify customer needs, competitive trends, and growth opportunities, informing product development and sales strategies.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with food service operators, distributors, and other key accounts, serving as a trusted advisor and resource for their business needs.
  • New Business Development: Identify and pursue new business opportunities, including prospecting, lead generation, and networking within the food service community.
  • Product Promotion: Collaborate with marketing and product development teams to create promotional strategies, sales materials, and product presentations to support sales efforts and drive brand awareness.
  • Sales Forecasting and Reporting: Track sales performance, analyze sales data, and prepare regular reports on key metrics, trends, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Contract Negotiation: Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with customers to maximize revenue and profitability while ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Training and Development: Provide training, guidance, and support to sales team members to enhance their selling skills, product knowledge, and customer service abilities.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies governing sales activities, including food safety and quality standards.
  • Industry Engagement: Represent the company at industry events, trade shows, and conferences to network with key stakeholders, showcase products, and stay informed about industry trends and best practices.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree emphasizing Sales or Marketing, or equivalent business experience is required
  • 5+ years’ foodservice sales experience
  • Must have experience with branded partnerships in food service
  • Experience working within the dessert and/or snack food service segment, a plus
  • Experience in selecting and managing food service brokers and distributors is required
  • Strong experience in the development of annual business plans, sales forecasts and reports, and budget management
  • Proficiency in sales management software, CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving abilities, verbal/written communication, work organization, influence management, and contract negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel 50%+, ground and air

**Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.** 
 

Compensation:  
The base salary range for this role is $140,000 - $180,000 annually, which is just one aspect of our total compensation package. In addition to the salary, this position is eligible for a potential annual bonus and equity! Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.  

Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Meati, we are committed to the highest quality and food safety standards.  We expect our employees to comply with all relevant FDA requirements and external certifications (e.g. Kosher, Halal, etc.), where applicable.

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at meati.com.

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category.

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