VP of Sales

Reference Number: lzu17256
Location: Des Moines, IA

Job Description


I'm looking for an experienced VP of Sales with a strong manufacturing background for a client that has doubled in size in the past 3 years and needs someone who can help them accomplish that again!

Competitive salary, bonus and equity
Relocation Assistance available to candidates committed to the area.

$50 million company, Private Equity Ownership


Job Requirements


Requirements for the VP of Sales include:

  • BA / BS degree required, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years' experience working in a mid-size Manufacturing organization and playing a key role in increasing sales and developing new market
  • Job Shop / Secondary Operations 
  • Excellent Communication and Leadership skills along with a Driven, Assertive, Confident demeanor
  • Proven record of mentoring and developing a sales team



Required travel 25% or more. 





Job Snapshot

Employment TypeFull-Time

Job TypeSales, Business Development, Management

Education4 Year Degree

ExperienceAt least 5 year(s)

Manages OthersYes

IndustrySales - Marketing, Manufacturing

Required TravelUp to 25%

My Wisconsin-based client is looking for a VP of Sales and Marketing to drive sales and lead the sales & marketing efforts.  The company is in a period of growth and looking for an experienced Sales & Marketing professional who will impact the entire organization. 

The company is about an hour from Milwaukee, WI.  It is a custom and contract manufacturing operation with unique capabilities.

This candidate we hire will be an experienced go-getter, confident and passionate about his/her product line.  He she must be a strong leader and mentor with an infectious personality.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop strategic  sales and marketing plans
  • Lead the sales and marketing teams to achieve aggressive goals
  • Grow business organically
  • Identify and pursue new markets
  • Work with senior management team to grow the business significantly
  • Hire and train key individuals
  • Provide expertise to sales and marketing team and to company executives
  • Working directly with customers, providing valuable input as to manufacturability of products

Requirements Include:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Sales & Marketing, leading team and driving sales
  • Experience working in organization with sales in excess of $50MM AND playing a key role in increasing sales significantly
  • Proven record of significantly improving sales
  • Proven record of developing a sales team
  • Go-getter personality and attitude


The hiring company is a well-established manufacturing company with a strong senior management team and an aggressive business plan.  Candidates will be given a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 


Please follow directions to submit your credentials for consideration for this position.


Pay range is dependent on skill level of individual who is hired.  Base salary will be in excess of $100K.


Required travel 25% or more.  When not on the road visiting customers, the VP of Sales & Marketing will be in the plant, north of Milwaukee.


Relocation assistance to Wisconsin is available.