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Sales and Marketing Assistant
Huntley, IL  60142

Chicago Importing Company, an importer of Scandinavian and northern European fine chocolates, candies, cheeses, specialty foods, and more is seeking a Sales and Marketing Assistant to join our growing team. The Sales and Marketing Assistant position is responsible for supporting the sales and marketing department with a wide variety of tasks including sales and marketing programs and trade show planning. The successful indivdual will also provide critical administrative support to our outside sales managers. 
The right Sales and Marketing Assistant will have strong communications skills and will enjoy working independently in an environment that values and rewards a strong work ethic. Chicago Importing works within an EOS framework, meaning accountability, goal setting, and direction are key components to our success.

An individual with the ability to carry out a systematic and quantitative approach to sales and marketing will do well in this position. The right individual enjoys solving complex problems with nuanced and data-driven solutions. You will benefit from a low-stress, low-drama culture at a growing company in a growing market. Reporting to and receiving direction from the Director of Sales & Marketing, and also receiving direction from other members of the leadership team, including the President, this role is a great fit for someone seeking an opportunity to learn and grow a fulfilling career.

To the qualified candidate we offer:
  • Competitive salary
  • Incentives and bonus compensation
  • Comprehensive health and dental plans
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement-plan options
  • Paid holidays and vacations
  • Positive and professional work environment
At Chicago Importing Company ( we believe nothing brings excitement to the table like tastes from home and the countries that define our heritage. Our fine imported products are highly sought after. Your job as Sales and Marketing Director is to ensure more and more customers receive our winning brands fine food, confectionery brands, and our exceptional customer service.
Duties and Responsibilities for the Sales and Marketing Assistant include:
  • Assist with creating digital and print programs and support materials including planning, development, documents, distribution, and post mortem analysis
  • Maintain various files/databases (email distribution lists, retailer co-op program, expenses, sales, customers, products, and projects as examples)
  • Support Director with all key trade show-related activities (planning, coordinating, product and supplies identification and ordering, set-up, maintenance, and tear-down of demonstration tables and booth, and post-event analysis)
  • Assist Vendor Relations Manager as needed and during extended absences 
  • Support Sales/Account Managers
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements for the Sales and Marketing Assistant include:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field of study
  • 0 - 3 years of experience in consumer packaged goods, preferably in the food industry
  • Ability to travel domestically a minimum of 3x per year, up to 5 nights away each time
  • Strong business acumen and communication skills
  • Comfortable presenting and talking to vendors and customers
  • Ability to prioritize, work in a fast-paced environment with varied tasks, possess a positive attitude, have a willingness to learn and a strong work ethic is essential
  • Familiarity with sales, marketing (print, digital, social media, and email), project management, finance/analysis principles, data entry, and spreadsheets
Chicago Importing Company is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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