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Key Account Manager

Posted by Next Level Marketing on 16 Mar 2017   Share

Job basics

  • Brand Name:Edrington Americas
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02110
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Other
  • Categories: Sales
  • Beverages: Alcoholic Beverages
  • Employment Type: Temporary
  • Reports to: Area Manager, MA& CT
  • # of Direct Reports: 0
  • Base Pay: Neg
Job Description

The Key Account Manager (KAM) involves work within an established market and some travel to additional markets for trainings, meetings and blitzes.  The purpose of theKAM is to help build brand equity while driving accelerated volume growth.  The KAM will work in conjunction with the distributor sales teams in each market. This person will travel extensively within the region gaining new points of distribution, conducting staff trainings, and executing consumer-facing events.


The Key Account Manager will be responsible for but not limited to the following:



  • On Premise acct relationship building and brand presence
    • Create a target account list by brand
    • Secure high-quality back-bar distribution in target accounts
    • Develop impactful feature and drink menu plan to drive brand pull
    • Train and educate account staff and consumers on the company brands.
    • Manage company meeting dinners and activities when being held in market
    • Work with local distributor on premise teams
    • Ability to work through class B distribution system
  • On Premise local regional acct building & brand presence
  • Off Premise Independent acct building and brand presence
  • Partner with select clubs and associations in the area to recruit discerning consumers
  • Effectively manage assigned budgets, then track and measure program results
  • Plan & facilitate consumer events, trade events and brand building promotions
    • Identify and participate in impactful local events based on brand standards and goals
    • Manage Brand Team and Brand Ambassador led events and activity in market
    • Identify brand specific opportunities in the market where there is a good consumer/demo fit
  • Inform area manager of competitive activity in the market
Job Requirements

2-3 years supplier or distributor experienceKnowledge of the 3-tiered systemAbility to be fully dedicated to this position until August/September 2017Clean driving record

about Next Level Marketing

Next Level is a Westport, CT based marketing and promotion agency focused on building premium beverage brands.

We have a team of 70 full-time beverage professionals supported by over 100 part-time staff operating nationally in 25 key markets.

Our mission is to help a diverse portfolio of both small and large clients successfully achieve their brand building objectives.

We specialize in the selection, training and management of ambassador teams that execute brand building and volume driving activities for our client brands. Next Level provides a full array of services that includes:

  • On And Off-Premise Sampling
  • Custom Consumer Research
  • National Accounts Consulting
  • Training And Education
  • New Product Launches
  • Newsletters
  • Secret Shopper Programs
  • POS Development And Production
  • Drink Strategy And Development
  • Sales Presentations
  • Competitive Surveys And Analysis
  • Multicultural Marketing Programs
  • Tracking & Measurement Systems