The old adage - "Salespeople are a dime a dozen" . . . . may hold true for just an average sales person or say 75% of the average companies staff - but finding that Grade A - Go Getter - Double-company sales - player is historically a tough pill to swallow. However, Katrina, coupled with up to 22% unemployment - and now this oil crisis on the gulf - all lend way to a new group of available high-caliber sales reps. and managers at a fraction of the annual starting salary of yesteryear.
BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE MORE BARGANING POWER AND ROCK-SOLID SEASONED SALES REPS. TO CHOOSE FROM THAN EVER!!!
Many times - owners are able to secure a $75K annual value rep. at $35K to start because "35K is better than $0.00K," per Senior Manager with international chemical business. Then, once the rep. proves himself or herself, bump them up to the $60K or $70 range they deserve. It's all relative to Sales and Profits delivered.
Gulf Coast is Starving for best sales talent in the food industry - senior managers are getting help - but you have to look in the right sources and network with the right professionals.
Case Study of Unemployed Sales Rep. with 25+ Years Expertise:
One such example of a local Gulfcoast sales executive is Robert Liberato - a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25+ years of direct food, sales, purchasing, and leadership expertise. Very recently a major Food Company restructured and he found himself looking for a new sales position in the very industry that he's an expert in. It has only been a few weeks into the search - but sorting thru the lower-end positions to find one that values this calibur and level of performance is also a challenging task.
Finding the right talent to fill Food Industry Sales Roles is just as hard for the rep. as it is for the company searching. Bob says, "It's crazy to think that folks with decades of closing and purchasing skills are taking months to land their dream-jobs - I believe it's a matter of who you know. I'm agressively searching for the right fit and willing to discuss other industries if the culture, pay, pathway is solid."
If you are a hiring executive searching for strong talent - you may desire to contact Robert Liberato at the contact information below:
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This is just one case study of dozens who are highly-qualified, yet unemployed in the Gulfcoast area.
As of May 2010 - he was still available - highest talent on coast does not last long!
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The best of best Managers are now hiring the best-in-market sales force due to changes in 3 things:
1. Economy - 9% Unemployment across entire MS Coastline and now 22% in highest county
2. Weather - Katrina, Wind, Storms
3. Environment - Oil Spill, Leaks and more.
NOW - it's time for the winners to turn a negative situation into a positive.