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Position: Senior Manager, Sales & Distribution
Organization: Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt
Location: Courtenay, Vancouver Island BC

Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt makes grass-fed gourmet yogurt using an innovative, artisan process and delivers it direct to over 200 locations in Canada. We are a thriving, 5 year-old business and are looking for the right candidate to join our management team. This is an opportunity to live on Vancouver Island and grow with Tree Island Yogurt as a national brand.

The Right Stuff

  • You are an experienced sales person with 5+ years managing key grocery accounts
  • You have relationships, know the industry and the ins & outs of food distribution
  • You have experience launching new products
  • You are ambitious, analytical and organized
  • You are good at working with spreadsheets and forecasts
  • You have outstanding people skills and demonstrated coaching experience
  • You love leading sales, growing business and want the opportunity to be more entrepreneurial


  • Reporting directly to the President, you work collaboratively with the Director of Marketing & Brand Development, and the Manager of Operations on business growth
  • Identify areas of opportunity, contribute to strategic planning and use industry expertise to grow product sales
  • Engage industry stakeholders in Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt and organize new product presentations, prepare annual planners and ensure promotional plans are implemented effectively
  • Update the Annual Sales Plan, measure growth and actively communicate progress with the team
  • Maintain data integrity and use analytics to develop projections and sales volumes for new and existing products
  • Set the bar for sales excellence and provide daily leadership to our sales team including recruitment, hiring, training and mentorship of sales staff


  • Passion for healthy eating, agriculture and the natural/organic food movement
  • Demonstrated track-record growing sales in the Grocery Industry
  • Experience coaching and managing a team
  • Bachelors degree and/or 5+ years related experience
  • Exceptional communication skills & second language – French or Mandarin is an asset
  • Must be able to relocate to the beautiful Comox Valley to work at our head office
  • Commitment to spending at least one-week per month travelling


Salary based on experience, vehicle/travel allowance and performance bonus

How to apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your interest, relevant experience and availability to:
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GoodWork ID: 42255       Date posted to Aug 15 2017