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William Kreis

National Sales Director

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

William brings extensive expertise in sales leadership, strategic account management, and business development to the table. With a successful tenure as National Sales Director at Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Inc and prior experience as National Director of Sales at Orange Bakery, Inc, he has a proven ability to drive revenue growth, establish key partnerships, and exceed sales targets. William's hands-on approach to leadership, coupled with his strong communication skills and market insights, make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking a senior-level leader committed to delivering exceptional business results.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, William has achieved notable accomplishments in sales growth, account management, and team leadership. At Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Inc, he increased sales by 47% in three years and successfully managed national accounts across various trade channels. His leadership at Orange Bakery, Inc resulted in a 40% increase in annual sales and the establishment of lucrative partnerships with key distributors and retailers. William's ability to drive year-over-year sales growth, foster professional development, and navigate complex business environments has consistently delivered tangible results and earned him recognition as a top-performing sales manager.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Willing to discuss remote opportunities based on role requirements and organizational needs.

  • Compensation Seeking: Seeking a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and role responsibilities.

  • Position Seeking: Interested in Leadership Sales roles.

Work Experience

National Sales Director Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Inc - Dunmore, PA July 2018 to Present

  • Successfully increased sales by 47% in three years with major national accounts.

  • Managed and collaborated with a national broker force to meet buyer needs and drive product development decisions.

  • Designed artwork, merchandising displays, and packaging to align with buyer requests and enhance product visibility.

National Director of Sales Orange Bakery, Inc - Irvine, CA January 1998 to July 2018

  • Led a team supporting key clients in the foodservice and retail bakery markets, establishing relationships with major retailers and distributors.

  • Drove year-over-year sales growth and captured a 40% increase in annual sales.

  • Spearheaded product development strategies to align with corporate standards and market demands.

District Manager Sysco Foods, Inc - Horseheads, NY December 1998 to December 1998

  • Built and led a high-performance team of Sales Representatives, optimizing sales and revenue results for the Northeast PA territory.

  • Achieved a 67% increase in sales volume and received recognition as District Manager of the Year.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Kutztown University - Kutztown, PA

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