VP Sales and Marketing – Chicago, Illinois

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for a Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  The Vice President of Sales and Marketing is responsible for the strategic planning, development, and execution of the company’s business objectives, in addition to, leading the Sales Department.

Sales and Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Managing a very strong and capable team consisting primarily of managers.
  • Focusing on the existing base to build organic growth and manage the overall sales side of the business.
  • Preparing and updating forecasts covering projected new-business sales, bookings, proposal activity and investment requirements by customer and/or program.
  • Working with cross functional teams to initiate and direct new business proposal efforts and new programs.
  • Ensuring customer relationships are effectively developed and managed to achieve business objectives.
  • Developing marketing plans, sales strategies, and action plans for identified B2B targets of opportunity.
  • Manages the performance of the Sales Department including interviewing, hiring, training, recognition, and discipline.
  • Directing the Company’s advertising and sales efforts through attendance at trade shows and oversight of various forms of marketing and media.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, competitor and customer intelligence and various sales and marketing tools and methodologies.
  • Hosting business meetings with existing and prospective customers.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience in a senior level Sales and Marketing role.
  • Strong Sales and Marketing leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated successful execution of sales strategy and business growth.
  • Skillful negotiator, managing successful marketing initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage key business relationships.
  • A business degree would be a plus but is not a requirement.

In Addition to an annual salary in the $160,000 to $175,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and bonus potential.

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