Business Development Coordinator - Cheese

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
Gellert Global Group
Entry Level

Gellert Global Group is one of the largest family-owned food importers in the US servicing all channels of the food industry with products from around the world.  We import and distribute premium specialty food brands including gourmet olive oils, vinegars, mustards, cheese and pastas. Our products are distributed nationally in retail stores and restaurants that focus on premium, high quality food products.

GGG is seeking a Business Development Coordinator who will be a sales liaison/brand ambassador by assisting in developing our product portfolio, identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and launching plans for product introduction.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to work in a collaborative environment with other GGG departments including sales, marketing, purchasing, logistics, finance and our customer base of distributors and operators in order to achieve sales and profit objectives and have the ability to show creativity and a passion for food and the food industry.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and maintain a high level of product knowledge for assigned products
  • Solicit new sales opportunities through proper research, trade shows, and cold calls
  • Develop tactical plans that meet product sales and profit objectives
  • Collaborate with the sales force to identify growth opportunities within each sales region for assigned products
  • Support the selling effort by providing product expertise on assigned products at sales calls, trade shows, training sessions and product demonstrations
  • Working with sales and production to capitalize on opportunities brought to us from our customers
  • Executing pre-launch plan for POS materials, presentations and samples for sales presentations
  • Visit customers to support the sales effort and headquarter calls.
  • Collaborate with the marketing department in the development of POS, presentation and sales material for the assigned products
  • Prepare, analyze, and report performance
  • Explore new product opportunities through proper research, analysis and negotiations
  • Establish productive and professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Review monthly sales reports and inventory on hand to assist with planning.
  • Provide clear and factual communication with regards to ongoing projects.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or food related curriculum
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks on time without supervision
  • Manage many projects simultaneously and perform duties in an accurate, proficient and timely manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically in; Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Represent the company at trade shows where needed
  • Have a can-do attitude and roll up sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

The Gellert Global Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. Gellert Global Group is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected].


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