Head of Sales


Chicago IL


Industry 1: Consumer Goods
Industry 2: Food & Beverages
Industry 3: Food Production

Job ID: EB-1819212668
Category: Sales and Marketing
Location: Chicago, IL

We are seeking a Head of Sales for an extremely successful food ingredient, processing, and co-packer company! Along with a recent PE investor, and as they look to continue their near decades-long 15%+ YOY growth trajectory, they are heavily investing in people, processes, technology, and manufacturing capabilities to lead them into the future.

Why Join Us:

  • Unlock the Pinnacle of Leadership: Seize the chance to ascend to the highest echelons of leadership as you take command of the Sales Department, directly reporting to the CEO. You’ll be at the helm, steering the ship to greatness
  • Join a Thriving Powerhouse: Dive into an organization that’s not just well-established, but also brimming with innovation and investment. Picture robotic warehouses, cutting-edge R&D centers, and more – the possibilities are boundless!
  • Pioneering Role in an Untouched Landscape: As the trailblazing pioneer in a newly created role, you’re not just part of history; you’re writing it. Be the catalyst for change in an organization ready to embrace transformation.
  • Be the Architect of Success: Step into a unique space where you can make an indelible impact. This is your canvas to create structure, introduce KPIs, and catapult this already esteemed organization to dizzying new heights.
  • A Feast of Diverse Products: Immerse yourself in a world of endless variety


  • 15+ years of sales experience with a solid track record of success
  • Expertise in developing a sales department within a company and implementing procedures and KPIs
  • Preference for an individual with sales experience (i) in food ingredients and (ii) to major U.S. retailers
  • Able to thrive in an agile and ambiguous organization
  • High energy with sense of urgency

Must be Chicagoland based or willing to relocate and be onsite in the Northern Chicago suburbs when not traveling.

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