National Sales Manager- GUND in Edison, NJ

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Job Description

GUND, A Division of Spin Master Inc.

 National Sales Manager - Edison, New Jersey

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At GUND a Division of Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

GUND a Division of Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

Responsible for the sale of GUND’s products to field customers. Meet sales goals by hiring, training, motivating and coaching a team of Field Account Executives and Managers.  Sells personal accounts assigned.

What we can expect from you:

  • Develops and implements strategic sales plans in support of corporate goals.
  • Provide effective Managers and coverage of area by hiring, training, motivating and coaching field account executives.
  • Assist sales team with account strategies, territory planning, and customer service.
  • Assist sales team identify and open new accounts.
  • Stay current with competitive trends and direct this information to corporate management.
  • Determine sales goals, coverage and customer appointment schedules for corporate/regional shows. Coordinate show events.
  • Develop and maintain an expense budget. Monitor costs monthly.
  • Exceed goal in assigned personal accounts.
  • Directs implementation and execution of sales policies and practices.
  • Ensures communications regarding brands and promotions/programs are coordinated, support sales plan objectives and meet budget requirements.
  • Manages multiple channel selling strategies.
  • Builds, develops and motivates sales team capable of carrying out needed sales and service initiatives.
  • Product and Marketing collaboration as needed.
  • Report and track sales programs.
  • Manage Sales Support Team and functions.
  • Direct sales forecasting activity for Field.
  • Ensures the success of the sales associates by directing, monitoring progress and controlling obstacles.
  • Support customer sales by providing information through analytical reporting on sales statistics.
  • Provide regular reporting to update performance progress.
  • Personally sell and service accounts assigned.
  • Assure implementation of established GUND product rationalization methods in order to eliminate unprofitable items at retail level.
  • Plan and facilitate periodic sales meetings.
  • Meet with key customers, assist Field Sales Team with relationship management and sales negotiating.
  • Act as the principal liaison between Field Sales and Corporate.
  • Keeps informed of new products, services and general information of interest to customers.
  • Participate in trade shows as required.

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Identifies and qualifies new sales opportunities with current and new customers to meet assigned sales goals.
  • Presents sales proposals, leads negotiations, coordinates complex decision-making processes and overcomes objections to closing the sale.
  • Prepares written sales proposals and meeting agendas.
  • Maintain customer relationship by handling all requests and coordinating customer service support. Troubleshoots problems regarding shipping, compliance and other services.
  • Consults with customer on product placement, merchandising and promotional programs.
  • Reviews and analyzes POS results and profitability.
  • Prepares sales forecasts of product needs for allocation purposes.
  • Communicates with company management via recaps of meetings and revised quarterly sales projections.
  • Keeps up-to-date on products, services, programs, and information of interest to customers.
  • Participate in trade shows, market weeks, sales meetings and other corporate functions as required.
  • Set and monitor sales targets for regional account managers.
  • Network with key customers to identify and address specific needs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers to ensure long-term success
  • Act as the liaison between customers and internal teams ensuring clients’ requirements are met.
  • Ensure brand consistency.
  • Negotiate business terms and programs as needed.
  • Maintain high customer satisfaction ratings, according to company standards
  • Liaise with Sales and Marketing departments to set and implement strategies for new products.
  • Stay up-to-date with internal and external developments and suggest new ways to increase sales.


 You should apply if you have the following:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Sales Management with background in wholesale/retail industry.
  • Demonstrated results in achieving sales goals and growing sales is required. Must have a clear understanding of consumer in addition to experience selling to retailers.
  • A strong leadership ability to lead people and get results is required.
  • Long-term planning, project management, strategic problem analysis and resolution and sales forecasting skills are critical.
  • Proven ability to build high-performance sales team is a must.
  • Commitment to support the Company’s strategic principles.
  • The ability to understand marketplace Trends and act on pertinent information required.
  • Proficient in computer skills – internet, email, spreadsheets, documents and
  • presentations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to travel approximately 30% - 40% of the time.    
  • Light, moderate physical effort equal to frequent lifting or moving of lightweight materials.
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, bend and reach. 

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.