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Reference #: 14001415


Are you passionate about horses and their health and well-being? Central Garden & Pet's Farnam/Equine business unit is searching for a Territory Sales Manager to work from their home office in the Philadelphia, PA area. The Territory Sales Manager will conduct sales visits, facilitate the customer's continuing education training, attend open houses and trade shows and implement the Company's promotional calendar. He/she will be responsible for achieving regional sales goals on assigned retail accounts in support of the Central Independent Pet Sales team. If your skills and qualifications match those described below, we invite you to apply to this exciting opportunity.


Achieve regional sales goals and key customer business plans for assigned territory.

Identify and service top key retail accounts in territory versus market data analysis.

Conduct regular sales/service/training calls on assigned retail and dealer accounts in support of Central Independent Pet Sales.

Conduct product sales training sessions with retail account staff members regularly.

Motivate and train distributor sales representatives on Central/Farnam brand products.

Develop and maintain territory call cycle spreadsheet for proactive territory planning.

Attend open houses, seminars, trade shows and meetings as assigned by the District Manager. Participate in programs outside of territory.

Present and utilize dealer programs with appropriate customers.

Increase shelf presence at key independent accounts.

Carefully manage customer inventory control against territory sales objectives.

Serve as a category consultant by sharing competitive and innovative market insights.


3-5 years of sales experience required.

Background in equine industry preferred.

Bachelor's degree in animal sciences, business, or other related discipline preferred. Commensurate work experience will be considered for candidates without a degree.

Highly motivated self-starter; must be able to work with minimal supervision and work under pressure in a fast changing environment.

Up to 75% travel required in territory; frequent overnight travel required.

Ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with customers; clear verbal communication and strong organizational skills; communicate effectively (in person and over the phone) and in writing.

Strong presentation skills required.

Strong proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; maintain the integrity of confidential customer and product information.

Strong business acumen: plan and organize work effectively; analyze problems; draw conclusions; propose solutions.


Field travel conditions: frequent car travel; infrequent airline travel; hotel sleep accommodations, much work is performed in customer retail stores.

Work will typically occur during regular customer business hours; some weekend work is required as needed.

Territory Managers may be required to lift between 30-50 lbs of Central products, display or trade show equipment, trade show materials, etc. on an intermittent basis.


Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Free Life and Disability Insurance

Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

401k with 3% company match and annual employer discretionary contribution

Paid vacation, holidays and sick time

Employee Assistance Program

Access to thousands of free online courses

Discounts on cell phones, movie tickets, gym memberships, and more!

Education Assistance (both college degrees and professional certifications)

Referral Program with cash bonus

Access to on-demand pay

Paid parental leaveCentral Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA) understands that home is central to life and has proudly nurtured happy and healthy homes for over 40 years. With fiscal 2023 net sales of $3.3 billion, Central is on a mission to lead the future of the Pet and Garden industries. The Companys innovative and trusted products are dedicated to helping lawns grow greener, gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. Central is home to a leading portfolio of more than 65 high-quality brands including Amdro, Aqueon, Cadet, Farnam, Ferry-Morse, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H, Nylabone and Pennington, strong manufacturing and distribution capabilities and a passionate, entrepreneurial growth culture. Central is based in Walnut Creek, California and has 6,700 employees across North America and Europe. Visit to learn more.#LI-CM1We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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