The color of pride: Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home décor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.
Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.
We're currently looking for a Director of Sales for one of our key sales markets. Accountable for the profitability, sales growth and success of Benjamin Moore and retailers in the market. Provides short and long term strategic and functional direction to support Company business objectives. Allocates and manages resources, coordinates and fund program roll-outs, embed an operational and implementation excellence culture, foster a customer-centric environment delighting segmented customers and end users, and attract, build and motivate a high-performing and sustainable sales team. Territory covers the Great Lakes market with four Area Sales Managers and approximately 36 field sales associates.
This is a great opportunity to further develop your leadership and management competencies with a high-energy team and become part of an iconic and growing Berkshire Hathaway family brand that draws its strength from a rich with a rich 130 year plus heritage of innovation, premium quality, and color and design leadership.
Benjamin Moore offers a company car, as well as a competitive compensation & benefits package designed to attract the very best management and leadership professionals.
-MBA or advanced degree or certifications strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree with equivalent business experience will be considered
-Proven strategic, business and financial planning knowledge skills and competencies
-Ability to interpret and communicate mission and value concepts to a wide range of internal and external representatives
-Proven ability to make strategic, operational and administrative decisions in response to emerging conditions and environmental circumstances
-Adept at dealing with ambiguity
-Strong business planning knowledge and abilities
-Excellent market assessment knowledge and abilities
-Tactical alignment knowledge, abilities and agility
-Strong general management knowledge and abilities, including Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Logistics and Marketing
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to credibly "partner" with other leaders in the business
-Effective relationship building skills
-Proven coaching, teaching and mentoring skills
-Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus
-Ability to travel up to 50%
-Ideal candidate will reside in the greater Chicagol metro area