National Sales Manager

As National Sales Manager you will lead the company's efforts to expand our business and our brand, as well as to share our culture with the world. Your main objective is to build and maintain a high performance sales organization and to effectively achieve business objectives and growth.

If interested, send resume and cover letter to


Lead the 5 Rabbit sales team toward the achievement of sales objectives. Meet/exceed monthly, quarterly and annual company-wide sales forecasts

Create and implement effective direct sales strategies

Develop competencies and processes required to create an effective and efficient sales organization

Provide sales management, budget control, compensation programs and incentive planning

Provide leadership through effective communication of vision, active coaching and development while comparing sales results to goals and taking appropriate action to correct when necessary

Ensure effective hiring, orientation, training, development and retention of sales organization

Provide supervision through account visits, work withs, observations and measurement of results to include performance appraisals

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts

Manage distributor relationships, goals and performance

Identify the right future distributor partners and negotiate distribution relationships

Proactively identify changes in the market and competitive pressures to develop and modify strategies and tactics accordingly

Work with the 5 Rabbit management team in the development of key customer relationships



Demonstrated ability in achieving sales plans

A demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse sales team

Experience and success in recruiting, developing and retaining a high performance sales team

Management experience with success in retail chains as well as on-premise chains

Distributor management knowledge and/or extensive experience on both sides of the supply chain

Proven business analysis and judgment with the ability to proactively manage business and P&L to meet objectives

Bachelor’s degree in business or sciences

8 years of beer sales and/or distribution experience

5 years of experience managing a direct sales force



Strategy development, project management, problem solving, and change management skills

Solid understanding of beer and the beer industry issues and opportunities

Exceptional negotiation skills

Ability to effectively present information and negotiate with CEO and other Managers

Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills

Business related computer skills including Excel and VIP (iDig)

Solid understanding of the beer market; including trends, technologies, products, and players

Chicago Sales Rep: "CuentaCuentos"

Cuentacuentos: a teller of tales, “a beer and comfort purveyor”

As Cuentacuentos you will act as the ultimate ambassador of our brand and culture to the world. You will be 5 Rabbit. Your objective will be to achieve sales growth while maintaining brand integrity. It is required that you have fun while you are at it.  Passion for the craft beer and food industries, and a strong commitment to personal integrity is a must. 

If interested, send resume and cover letter to


Achieve sales volume and growth targets

Effectively manage distributors; create strong relationships with distributor representatives

Develop new partnerships and placements; identify key partners and establish business with them

Create and maintain positive relationships with our partners. Always follow up, make our partners happy, with outstanding service. Under promise, over deliver. 

Make sure our beers are properly labeled, represented, stored and served to our standards

Develop and implement marketing and brand awareness programs to support sales, including promotions, food pairings, tastings, merchandising, POS, and special events

Spread the word and share the wisdom. Convert any of your professional and personal encounters into 5 Rabbit evangelization opportunities



Proven results in sales and some industry experience

Availability to travel to areas outside of Chicagoland region

Availability to work a flexible full time schedule, evenings and weekend work

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age

Must have a good driving record and have a reliable registered, insured personal vehicle and ability to drive

Ability to lift and move cases of beer as well as lift/move kegs; ability to handle and use a dolly for higher weight kegs

Must live within the Chicago Area

Bachelors Degree preferred

Cicerone and or BJCP Beer judging experience preferred



Passion for cultures

Passion for service, food and craft beer

General knowledge and understanding of beer styles

An intense competitive spirit with and assertive, confident personality

Strong sense of urgency and commitment to achieving results

Excellent communication and problem solving

Strong judgment and professional maturity

Good time management, planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks