Braille-Tac™ Division Sales and Marketing Manager (Signage) | Advance Corporation

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Position Summary:
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:

Promotional literature
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. Bonus will be based on incoming sales that are paid for. Medical, Dental and 401k are all included in the benefit package.


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