This is George Lazaris, General Manager of Epiros USA, subsidiary of the Greek based production company of Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) full range of cheeses.
P.D.O. cheeses include Feta with its varieties (Organic, Less Salt, Light, Goat, e.t.c,), Hard Cheeses, Grill cheese, Kaseri, other.
A brief background…Epiros USA is a US based import company, registered in 2016 but the Epiros brand is present in the US market since 2001, now with bases in Chicago, a back office support in Florida and a 3PL warehouse in New Jersey.
Our Feta cheese is the most awarded Feta in the world (40 international awards for its quality and taste so far and counting, No.1 market share in Greece and with a fully certified production plant (ISO, BRC, IFS, HACCP, Organic, Agrocert), located in the Northern part of Greece, at an area called EPIRUS.
Read on if you'd like to join our team
Epiros USA is seeking
Title: Regional/Territory Sales Associate / Manager at Epiros USA:
Responsible: East Coast Department: Sales Reports to: General Manager
Experience: 10+ years Sales experience required
Familiarity/Knowledge of the dairy / cheese market sector is preferred
Knowledge of both the Retail and Foodservice segments
Contacts with the local/independent or National RETAIL will be an asset
Education: Minimum Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Licensing: State issued driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle.
Physical: Ability to a limited stay in a refrigerated environment when visiting distributors/clients.
Ability to travel 35% of the time (out of Tristate), visits to all the East Coast customers
Due to the product’s origin, of Greek ancestry will be helpful but not important
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work collaboratively, communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues at all levels.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external associates at all levels.
Knowledge, and effective use, of time management.
Aptitude for details and organizationally competent.
Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and in a timely manner.
Capacity to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.
Visibly encourage good team morale through positive attitude and engagement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop expertise with regards to Epiros USA, the cheese market & competitors
Track and benchmark sales for the market, target customers and distributors
Help develop with Epiros USA leadership, the annual business plans with regards to organization requirements, distribution, volume, investments, and management objectives
Retail segment focus
Communicate regularly and manage details with clients and their Salesforce
Wholesale/Foodservice Distributors management:
Build deep relationships & execute ongoing training with local sales teams
Provide ongoing support to sales reps with their customer base
Influence management of distributor leadership
Warehouse management in New Jersey
Executing and follow up on marketing initiatives.
Additional Salary Information: Under discussion!
About EPIROS USA LLC
Epiros USA LLC is an importer/distributor, registered in US since 2016 but with the Epiros brand present for more than 10 years.
The production plant in Greece, EPIRUS S.A., founded in 1994 is one of the largest cheese-producing companies in Greece with a state-of-the-art production and packaging unit, producing a vast range of Greek PDO cheeses like Feta and many other chhese types.
EPIRUS S.A. production plant is certified with the International Quality Assurance System certification ISO 9001:2015, as well as the International Food Safety Assurance Standard & HACCP and ISO 22000:2005.
Moreover, EPIRUS S.A. is certified with the Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015, with the new edition of the certification for food Quality and Safety control, International Food Standard – IFS Food – Higher Level, with HALAL and BRC AA Grade. As well as Agrocert (The PDO-Protected Designation Of Origin certification).
EPIROS CHEESES have also received more than 40 awards in international competitions in the last 8 years.
The Epiros Feta and brand is #1 brand in Greece.
All products are suitable for vegetarians (by using vegetable rennet), are gluten free and with low lactose.