Division Manager

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd517774125 Compensation: 105000

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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, results-driven individual inspired by unlimited income potential to lead our North America Market Entry Division (NAME) Management team. As the leader of the division, you will oversee multiple category/brand managers and ensure efficient operations, administration, client and vendor relations. This role is ideal for someone with a background in food and beverage or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) account management, with existing relationships, who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment.  This is a senior-level position, and our ideal candidate has substantiated experience in an administrative or leadership role directly relevant to our industry.

Job Duties:

  • Establish a clear roadmap/plan for New Market Entry (NME) for NAME Division. 
  • Develop and execute North American sales expansion strategy for multiple international consumer brands.
  • Deliver solid strategic approach, connectivity, and sales performance to our Clients’ businesses.  
  • Lead and oversee category/brand managers and ensure efficient operations, administration, client and vendor relations. 
  • Drive lead generation to build a network of customers by influencing decision makers at the Executive, Category, and Store levels.
  • Build strategic initiatives with business owners internally and externally alike.
  • Drive NME readiness efforts: regulatory, localization, product compliance, logistics, and import management. 
  • Manage sales, purchase orders, and supplier set up.
  • Oversee shipping, logistics, product deliveries. 


  • Experience influencing decision makers at the Executive, Category, and Store levels.
  • Experience managing and overseeing category/brand managers. 
  • Account management experience in CPG, food, ingredient, beverage, retail, distribution or any other relevant industry sectors. 
  • A proven track record of Sales and Customer Service experience.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills. 
  • Knowledge of import and export processes, regulations and requirements, purchasing, and packaging regulations for CPG is preferred. 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with willingness to learn nuances of the supply chain and industry. 
  • Exceptional business communication and presentation skills.
  • A professional, positive, and flexible attitude. 
  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • Superior customer service skills. 



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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