Regional Sales Manager, Food/Nutrition – Chicago (BH 1053)

Our client, a leading distributor of food ingredients, is looking for a Regional Sales Manager for the Chicago market. This position will include Regional and Key Account sales responsibilities in a local Chicagoland territory with almost no overnight travel. Working from a home office, this newly created position will focus on fostering existing and creating new long-term relationships with food accounts in the Chicago area. 


  • Tech degree-Food Science is highly preferred
  • Worked in R&D and/or product development
  • 3 plus years’ outside sales experience in the food/nutrition industry (sales into any of these markets will work: meat, confection, dairy, beverage, nutrition)

Compensation: Generous base salary, company car, unlimited commissions/bonuses and great benefits including profit sharing.

Location/Territory/Travel: All customers and targets are in the Chicago area. There will be occasional travel for meetings and misc. trade shows, but the sales territory will have almost ZERO overnight travel.

Why Consider?

  • This is a great opportunity for someone who has a technical background, has several years of sales experience in the food industry but is tired of traveling all the time.
  • The company has a long-standing sales philosophy of relationship and service first, rather than chasing a purchase order from a customer.
  • The sales team has massive internal support, patient senior management that knows that it takes time to develop solid relationships with customers.
  • Compensation is very lucrative.

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