O'ahu Position Opening

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Regional Distribution & Sales Representative

Aloha e kakou! Hawaiian Ola is filling a new sales position on O'ahu! We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking team player who resonates with the brand and is looking to forward their career in the food and beverage marketplace.

Hawaiian Ola is on the hunt for O'ahu's best Distribution/Sales Representatives to share our enthusiasm and spread the word about our current and new products! The open position requires a high level of customer interaction and outstanding communication skills. The perfect candidate will be outgoing, hardworking, and personable with the desire and genuine interest to make an impact on local food movements in Hawaii through sales and distribution of local products.

About The Job

The Distribution and Sales Representative will work with the supervision of the Hawaiian Ola executive team. The new team member will be responsible for selling and distributing products to all accounts. Team member will work closely with Hawaiian Ola's Director of Sales and Marketing Manager to achieve goals. Our expectation is that this new team member will take ownership in growing the Hawaiian Ola brand on O'ahu to its fullest potential through creative sales and distribution tactics. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct sales and distribution for existing and new accounts

  • Effective communication with customers, employees, and other individuals to: answer questions, disseminate and explain information, and take purchase orders

  • Track inventory at O'ahu warehouse

  • Launch new products in existing accounts

  • Maintain active communication with team through email, text and phone

  • Perform duties efficiently as assigned

  • New store acquisitions

  • Be an eager and effective team player!

  • Occasionally participate in local marketing initiatives

Working Conditions:

  • New team player will be exposed to a variety of working environments including an indoor working environment as well as working outdoors.

  • A large percentage of the position will be driving on highways and other roadways. In this position, about 80% of the work week is spent checking in on individual accounts, writing purchase orders (PO's), and fulfilling POs through direct product deliveries; the remaining 20% is spent on building new accounts and participating in marketing events

  • A wide variety of working conditions should be expected, therefore, versatility, flexibility and innate problem solving should be in your toolbox!

Physical Demands:

  • Driving for long periods of time

  • Walking, standing, and sitting for long periods of time

  • Must be able to: lift and carry up to 40 lbs, push and pull wheeled loads up to 1,000 lbs. with a pallet jack, operate forklift

Company Resources Provided:

  • Company Vehicle

  • Company gas card

  • Company owned tablet for sales

Benefits (begin after a 3-month probationary period):

  • Medical and Dental Insurance

  • 1 week of paid vacation

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary in the field, plus commission on base monthly sales! 

  • Stock options after a 6-month review

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Hawaiian Ola is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we adhere to federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Hawaiian Ola also recognizes that it is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

About You

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High School graduate

  • Business Management degree is a plus

  • Minimum of 2 years previous distribution and/or sales experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Requirements:

  • Outgoing and personable

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to manage workflow

  • Hardworking team player

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Work courteously and tactfully with customers and associates

  • Excellent record-keeping skills

  • Basic math skills

  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities and environments with enthusiasm

  • Know and understand company's organization, operations, policies and objectives

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to deal effectively with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels

  • Ability to operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records and generate reports

  • Acquire detailed product knowledge and applications

 

Apply Here

Begin the application process by first submitting your resume and references here. In this e-mail, please include a brief description of yourself and why you are a good candidate for this position. 

Once you have sent in your resume, please fill out the following questionnaire.  We look forward to getting to know you and learning why you will be a great fit for Hawaiian Ola! Mahalo and luck to all the applicants!

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