Sales Planning and Marketing Assistant, Gloucester, MA

Be part of something BIG here at Gorton’s. The Gorton’s Sales department currently has an opening for an individual who is interested in contributing to the Sales planning activity. This opening provides an opportunity for a long-term position in the Sales Department area.

Position Summary:

This developmental position provides an opportunity to gain expertise in Sales and Marketing administration and requires advanced administrative skills.  The Sales Planning and Marketing Assistant provides coordination, tracking, analysis, and administrative support to members of the Gorton’s Sales and Marketing activities as assigned as well as provides support of a variety of departmental activities/initiatives.

Who you are:

  • Adept at building rapport and effectively communicating with a diverse population of employees.
  • A curious and resourceful go-getter who is self-motivated and can work independently with minimal direction.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and experience collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Able to communicate through complicated matters, build trust easily, and get buy-in from partners.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Pragmatic and resourceful

What You’ll Do:

  • Actively support sales initiatives with numerous data tracking/syncing and project support activities including sales agent profiles and contract files, and competitive and customer information. Support of roll out of new item(s) meeting including scheduling, samples distribution, presentation preparation, display contest information, new item authorizations, and distribution/price surveys.
  • Utilize strong organizational skills, computer software expertise, and personal productivity skills to contribute to the ongoing improvement of departmental efficiency, accuracy, professionalism, and responsiveness to field sales, sales agents, and customer needs.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Gorton’s internal tools and the willingness to broaden proficiency of such tools as technology evolves (Promax, BI, IRI data, Salsify and GS1).
  • Provide backup and support for others within the department and across Gorton’s in pursuit of Sales initiatives and contribute to additional areas as identified.
  • Ensures sales policies and procedures, base brokerage, and commission rule are reviewed and updated as needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a Business Administration related major)
  • Interest in a career in Sales, Sales Analysis, or related field
  • Advanced MS Office Computer Skills including expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and in-design skills are strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact extensively with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment while gaining exposure at all management levels.
  • Ability to travel on a limited basis.

Gorton’s offers excellent growth potential along with an attractive benefits and compensation package.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Gorton’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer