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Dethlefsen & Balk Inc.
POSITION: Sales Associate/Account Manager – wholesale tea
STATUS: Full-time
LOCATION: Aurora, IL (traveling approximately 20%)
TEAM: Sales/Marketing

Established in 1836 Dethlefsen & Balk is one of the oldest specialty tea companies in the world. Known as leading trendsetters D&B focuses in filling the needs of specialty tea resellers by continuously creating new high-quality and exotic tea blends as well as providing a range of unique tea accessories.

Dethlefsen & Balk Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic sales associate.

If you are an enthusiastic tea sales person, organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills, a smiling personality and can do attitude, then we want you in our sales team.


  • Developing sales and advertising strategies with the sales & executive team
  • Executing and administering sales strategies including, but not limited to:
    • Lead retrieval, action plan and contacting potential leads
    • Establishing and maintaining long-term relationships  and visiting customers
    • Creating and managing promotions and marketing activities


  • Undergraduate degree/partial college education or trained in tea or wholesale trade
  • Experience in the tea, herb, spice, or coffee trade
  • Willing to develop a passion for tea and its related world.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in sales
  • Basic understanding of international logistics and inventory management
  • Good skills in MS Word & Excel (IT savvy is a plus)
  • Detail oriented and fast learner


  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work variable hours (on occasion including evenings/ weekends and to travel)


  • A welcoming environment and a great position in a steady, fast growing company
  • Overall compensation package, including benefits.

Please contact silvia@dethlefsen-balk.us if you are interested in this position and see more about us at: www.dethlefsen-balk.us