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Area Sales Manager

Miami, FL

Who We Are:  

  • Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned independent Coca-Cola bottler that is the third largest privately-held and the sixth largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. 
  • Coke Florida sells, markets, manufactures and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies including Monster Beverage Corporation and BODYARMOR.  
  • Coke Florida was named as a 2023 US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. This program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture, and governance/financial performance.


What We Offer:   

Eligible full time Coke Florida Associates can participate in our Total Rewards Program which includes:   

  • Total Wellness Programs including health, dental and vision plans   
  • 401K program with healthy company match   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance  
  • Three weeks of vacation pay, and 11 company paid holidays*   
  • Tuition reimbursement  
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)  
  • Competitive compensation


Coke Florida is looking for an Area Sales Manager to work out the Miami and surrounding markets. 

  

What You Will Do:   

As an Area Sales Manager, you will have full responsibility for sales execution in all local, regional and assigned national accounts. You will be responsible for identify and development core talent within the team as well as help the team achieve desired sales results 

  

Roles and Responsibilities:  

Field Sales Execution 

  • The Area Sales Manager will have full responsibility for sales execution in all local, regional and national assigned accounts. 
  • Responsible for the execution of all sales priorities and initiatives 
  • Ensure value creation is occurring with all Customers 
  • Ensure the sales and leadership teams follow the selling and relationship principles within collaborating and negotiating for value 


People Management 

  • Responsible for identifying and developing core talent, including stewardship of the Talent Management Review at the DSM and Sales Account Manager, Sales Merchandising Supervisor, and Sales Merchandiser level. 
  • Coach and develop the team of direct reports while ensuring a culture of learning and development exists throughout the selling organization 
  • Ensure the entire team understands and uses all tools, technology and capabilities to create a competitive difference to win in the market 


Customer Management 

  • Responsible for relationships with accounts serving as the connection point with store level and district leadership in operations for all chains 
  • Accountable for selling in and adherence to category marketing agreements. Provide feedback to the Coke Florida Customer Management teams where support is needed 


Supply Chain 

  • Drives collaboration between supply chain and field sales execution including sales / delivery route planning. 
  • Serves as key enabler for Supply Chain initiatives 
  • Commercial Leadership 
  • Execute and fulfill all channel, package and pricing plans provided by the Commercial Leadership COE 
  • Provide a feedback loop to the Territory General Manager or Territory Director on marketplace conditions (includes competition, channel plans, pricing, architecture) 

 

For this role, you will need:  

  • Education, BS/BA (or equivalent), Masters preferred 
  • 5+ years of sales management experience leading a sales team. 
  • Direct Store Delivery (DSD) and Beverage category experience highly desired 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. 


The ideal candidate will be a proven CPG sales leader dealing directly with Operations VPs. CMA selling experience is required. Importantly, from a style and culture perspective, this person will be passionate, results-oriented, collaborative, self motivated, and have a strong work ethic. He/she will also be a proven leader who is able to effectively lead and motivate his/her direct team while also building relationships and working effectively in a matrixed organization. Finally, this person will be a change agent who thrives in a fast paced, ever-changing environment. 


This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Coke Florida reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to assign additional duties and responsibilities as needed.   


Employment with Coke Florida is at-will. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.  


Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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