Trade Development Manager Job at Congo Brands, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Congo Brands
  • Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description

Our Company

Congo Brands is at the epicenter of where consumer demand meets product development. Through brand partnerships with lead influencers, we are afforded an inside look at what consumers truly desire. E-commerce becomes the laboratory for consumer feedback and serves as a data pool for future retail endeavours.


Congo Brands is a health and wellness brand that sells supplements, fitness snacks, hydration drinks, energy drinks, and more through ecommerce and retail partnerships. Congo Brands houses some of the World’s most noted brands including Alani Nu, Prime Hydration, Prime Energy, and 3D Energy only to include more in the coming years. Congo Brands is on pace to become one of the World’s most noted consumer product brand companies, with revenue growth increasing exponentially year over year. Congo Brand’s goal is to be the go-to ‘Better for You Brand’ for everything from nutritional supplements, energy drinks, snacks and much more.


The Role

The Trade Development Manager (TDM) will manage a set group of distributor partners within their assigned territory.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the execution of national and regional account strategies for all company products and achieve sales, profit, and market share objectives for all national and regional accounts and/or programs.
  • Develop, manage and/or maximize partnerships to drive improved performance.
  • Use objective tools, information, and feedback to establish region and area performance goals and results.
  • Participate in monthly sales meetings, either in person or virtually.
  • Conduct Monthly Planning and Review (MPR) meetings with all distributor leadership to track, monitor and adjust efforts and produce desired outcomes in all key business segments.
  • Ensure distributor executes on designed programs within IRi reporting chains.

Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Outstanding sales experience and track record in CPG industry (Beverage Preferred)
  • Distributor and Supplier experience preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience displaying dynamic leadership skills to manage and motivate third party sales teams preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation and training ability
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Valid Driver’s License 

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


  • 50%
  • This position requires a clean driving record and authorization to obtain your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) upon receiving and accepting a job offer.
  • Valid driver’s license required

Compensation and Benefits Details

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health/Vision/Dental Benefits
  • 15 days of PTO + 8 paid holidays
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401K plan with employer match
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

Congo Brands, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.


Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Local area,

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