KIK Custom Products

Director of Sales

2 weeks ago
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COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application for the position of Director of Sales. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, this position is responsible for integrating our Prestone business sales teams and strategies.


Position location based out of Rosemont, IL


Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:


  • Provides leadership to the sales organization and manages a team of Sales Managers
  • Manage, develop and coach Customer Managers.
  • Direct Customer Managers to insure complete understanding of the account specific marketing plans and programs.
  • Establishes sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas, and strategic plans, for key accounts, regions and channels of distribution; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products
  • Designs, implements, and manages sales forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes. Establishes high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency in planning, forecasting and budgeting process, and coordinates with all cross functional teams to execute plans and process
  • Works closely with executive leadership team to develop, establish and direct channel and distribution strategies and executes lead programs


Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred or comparable work experience.

  • 7-10 years outside sales experience with one or more prominent CPG companies, with 3-5 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Direct national account experience with buyers / category managers
  • Successful growth of a national branded consumer packaged good
  • WalMart experience preferred
  • Diverse channel experience preferred


  • Proven experience in meeting and exceeding sales goals
  • Ability to collaborate with other disciplines and staff to develop a results driven team oriented environment through motivation, coaching and market knowledge
  • Ability to establish contacts and relationships with potential customers and channel partners. 
  • The ability to initiate and handle a variety of projects or commitments simultaneously.
  • Customer focused, results-oriented and has the ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
  • The ability to react with urgency to achieve objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment.
  • MS Office knowledge including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, & Project

A Career with KIK Offers:


KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.


Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.


KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


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