Great company to work for representing the top publishers and magazines in the industry.
Regional Sales Manager/National Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Buffalo NY – June 2, 2014
This job was very rewarding as I worked with some very good people and was giving the opportunity to work independently in the region to grow sales and achieve client goals working with and managing my 3 district managers. Was a nice mix of home office, field work at retail, and meeting with corporate buyers to maximize the sales of our over 250 titles. The hardest part of the job was 2 years ago when the company was sold and we had to let go of over half the field force. I lost 2 of my 3 district managers at then time. My other manager later became very ill and had to leave the company; because of declining sales in the industry, we were not able to replace him and all the work in the region these people were doing basically fell to me. This required prioritizing work, excellent time management, good organization, and an excellent work ethnic in order to keep up with all the demands of the job. Fortunately these are all strong points for me and I was able to keep up.
The thing I enjoyed most about the job was the variety of work that this job entailed and the opportunity to do different work from day to day; whether it was managing the product line from the office, visiting retail accounts to place displays or set up promotions, or calling on buyers at corporate level to sell in new product, negotiate positions on planograms, or sell in a special promotion.
company car and independance to manage the region as I saw best.
not very good health benefits