SalesLime Rock Springs Co. | Pepsi Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
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Lime Rock Springs Co. is the corporate name and the company was founded in 1916 in Dubuque, Iowa by John C. Gantz. The name was derived from the natural springs on which the bottling facility was originally constructed. The Company bottled a full line of flavored soft drinks under its own label until 1936 when Pepsi-Cola was added. The Company has ceased producing at the Dubuque location and now sources its products from Wis-Pak, Inc. which is a multi-plant production cooperative servicing the Company and thirty-one other independent Pepsi-Cola Bottlers within the Midwest.
Lime Rock Springs Co. is the local distributor of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt Dew, and other PepsiCo brand soft drinks as well as Lipton teas, Aquafina waters, Klarbrunn still and sparkling waters, Gatorade, Rockstar energy drinks, Starbucks bottled beverages, etc. The company operates out of one warehouse located in Dubuque, Iowa servicing an area which includes Clayton, Dubuque, and Jackson counties in Iowa, JoDaviess county in Illinois, and Grant, Lafayette, and a portion of Iowa county in Wisconsin. The company employs approximately 70 people and has a delivery and service fleet of roughly thirty vehicles.
The Company is independently owned and operated, and is the exclusive franchisee of PepsiCo within its area of operations. It has been operated by the Gantz family for four generations. Both the Company and the Gantz family have a strong sense of community and family members serve on the boards of various civic and charitable organizations in the community.
Professionally sells Pepsi-Cola products and services to assigned retail customers according to company goals and customer needs. Executes marketing strategies to achieve monthly sales volume, profit, distribution, and merchandising goals within assigned accounts according to company plans. Responsible for capturing various pieces of sales information and translating this into an actionable plan for specific “account team” members to execute against in assigned accounts on a daily / weekly basis. Maintains consistent communication with “account team” members to identify and eliminate execution and pricing issues. The Account Sales Representative must be focused on providing Lime Rock Springs Co. with profitable growth through the sale and distribution of our refreshing beverages, innovative customer focused marketing programs and superior customer service.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
- Minimum of 2 years prior sales experience, preferably in the beverage industry.
- Persuasive and diplomatic communication skills
- Strong organizational and presentation skills.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively design sales/marketing programs.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with minimal supervision and direction.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing.
- Professional appearance and attitude.
- Infrequent repetitive lifting of 50 pounds from floor to waist, chest and shoulder height.
- Willingness to be on call rotation for week-end work.
Competitive pay with up to 2 weeks of PTO in your first year, paid holidays, Health and Dental Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and 401(k).
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