Director of Sales/National Accounts Manager (Midwest) – Beer


Combining 25+ years of love for beer, passion for the industry, comprehensive knowledge of distributor and retailer dynamics, managing a sales team and building brands the correct way. Experience in Craft, Domestic, FMB and Import segments. Resides within 500 miles of 70% of US Population.

  • Managed sales and execution in 16 states for a top three national craft brewery
  • Opened new markets and consolidations with contracts that included brand investment schedules
  • Researched, developed and launched a national seltzer brand family
  • National chain liaison for Kroger, Target, Supervalu and Ruby Tuesday
  • Top performing region in Tamarron Consulting (three years consecutively)
  • Invited panelist for NBWA and State Association Conventions
  • Achieved success with State and Local governments with legislation (ABV Cap), tax abatements, zoning, historical boards and job creation incentives

Education: Bachelors Degree

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, IRI, Armadillo Insights, AC Neilsen, Draught Training Instructor

Accreditations: Cicerone, MBAA Beer Steward, WSET 1


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Kris Binninger

Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business and brings 14 years of staffing and recruiting experience to Kinsa. Kris specializes in working with our Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery, Confectionery, Shelf-Stable and Snack Foods accounts. Taking the time to get to know what employers and candidates are looking for, Kris delivers to her clients the candidates that she believes in. Let Kris put her dedication to this type of Recruiter-Candidate relationship to work for you on your next search for great food/beverage industry professionals. Contact Kris today!

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