Braille-Tac™ Division Sales and Marketing Manager (Signage)
Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Bonus will be based on incoming sales that are paid for. Medical, Dental and 401k are all included in the benefit package.
4 Year Degree
Provide leadership within operation of the Braille-Tac™ Division, and especially those relating to Sales and Marketing. Develop and implement sales and marketing strategy and monitor and analyze sales and marketing activity against goals. Responsible for the management of the Braille-Tac™ Division and the sales, promotions, and customer relations functions.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and influence others
Must be able to maintain professional demeanor when in pressure situation
Strong organizational ability and aptitude for handling multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Ability to identify business problems and formulate approaches to identifying solutions
Strong process and facilitation skills, knowledge of management methods and tools
Strong relationship management and negotiating skills
Accountable for adhering to corporate quality program
Accountable for developing and maintaining product lines
Accountable for establishing product and quality standards
Investigates and implements new technologies and/or processes
Study operations sequence, material flow, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities in order to optimize effectiveness, efficiencies and profitability of areas of responsibility
Prepare and maintain department reports
Structure and prepare business plans, project plans, proposals and budgets
Hire, train, lead, oversee, evaluate, record, and resolve grievances and discharge personnel
Mentor, develop and give direction to subordinates
Conduct performance reviews of subordinates
Accountable for Sales activities including:
Implement departmental goals as agreed upon with V.P of Sales and Marketing
Promote positive relationships with sales partners and distributors
Schedule, configuration, and staff trade show booth. Attend shows
Communicate regularly with key contacts within sign industry
Accountable for Marketing activities including:
New products and improvements to existing products
Production schedules for signage products
Profitability of division
Handle various hazardous materials and hazardous waste as indicated in Advance’s “Emergency and Contingency Planning and Training Manual”
Comply with all local, state, and federal, environmental and employee protection laws
Education: College degree with emphasis on sales and marketing
Experience: Five years combined experience in manufacturing, sales and customer service
Skills: Written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects, must be able to review and continuously monitor the sales and marketing plans for the division. Advanced computer skills.
Advance Corporation was founded in 1941 by William F. Lorenz as a manufacturer of flexographic products. Advance quickly earned a reputation for quality, service and innovation serving major manufacturing and service companies. During these early years, Advance developed a special engraving process that allowed for the expansion into the award market.
Advance began manufacturing stunning awards with deep-relief etched copy plates, shape-etched and color filled logo plates and picture frames with velvet backgrounds. The award industry, as it had been known, was transformed and the demand for these new awards began to grow. In 1972 Advance began to sell recognition awards through Promotional Products distributors and became known in the industry as Advance Award Line.
In 1990 Advance Corporation formed the Braille-Tac™ Division and began manufacturing architecturally designed way finding sign systems and ADA compliant signage. Concentrating on innovative manufacturing capabilities and experience, the signage products are distributed through sign shops, contractors and design firms.