Bilingual Japanese Sales Manager – West

Responsible for working with our Asia sales team and our customers to expand the sales of our products through distributor and end customer partnerships. Will contribute to developing strategy for Asia, foodservice customers, and the Asian grocery markets. May conduct product training sessions with key accounts and distributors. Work with Asia team and marketing activities with customers in support of overall company growth strategy.

  • Develop and execute sales and marketing programs that deliver annual sales and profitability goals in the Asia dept.
  • Work with SVP and other Regional sales man on execution of brand.
  • Work with the SVP of Asia Markets in the development of new products, pricing strategies and marketing activities.
  • Identify opportunities and implement plans for line extensions and new product development; working closely with Production teams.
  • Analyze consumer trends and research data.
  • Solicit and sell products to Asia Market, technology, and Asian grocery accounts in the assigned territory.
  • Sell displays and new products while maximizing the product to accounts.
  • Find new opportunities to grow the Asia territory and remain the vendor of choice with our customers.
  • Organizing, rotating and stocking shelves during store visits – the platform for providing excellent customer service.
  • Maintain appropriate product levels in beverage sets, both dry shelf and cold box.
  • Meet customer service expectations through daily communication, problem resolution, and prompt follow up.
  • Participate in ride-alongs Asian distributors to increase relationships, open new accounts, and sell in new items.
  • Place POS and coupons to maximize visibility and exposure for our products.
  • Store reset support, schematic enforcement (if applicable), and excellent service to ensure new products and customers are successful.
  • Ensure that strategic marketing and retail support plans are implemented.
  • Place and maintain point of sale and advertisements in appropriate accounts.
  • Assist with trade shows and special events as requested.
  • Assist supervisors with distributor and retail relationships and execution in the region.
  • Keep up with required reporting responsibilities.
  • Achieve established monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets.



  • Bachelor degree or higher in business administration or a related field
  • Successful previous experience as a sales representative or sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
  • Minimum of two years grocery retail sales experience with a proven track record of meeting sales objectives
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Business level Japanese and English language (Korean or Chinese skill a plus)
  • Valid driver’s license