Director of Sales, LATAM

Everett, Washington 98201

Job ID: 199 Industry: Sales/Business Dev.

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M
ás Funko, por favor!

OK, if that smattering of junior-high Spanish didn’ t throw you off completely, you’ ve already passed a minimum threshold for the next awesome Funko opening I want to share with you: Territory Manager for Latin America.

As you might have already seen in my last announcement, the Everett-based pop consumer-products company is a fast-growing global player, and it’ s seeking a bilingual sales ace with a strong sense of fun and pop-culture savvy for this regional post.

This is an individual-contributor position, but there may be an opportunity down the line to build a group. Key responsibilities include teaming up effectively with distributors on the ground; managing national accounts; overseeing operational distribution for major retail partners; and coordinating a range of marketing efforts.

Some travel is involved; the Territory Manager is likely to head into the region roughly ten times a year. When you go, you’ ll be representing products with truly international appeal – Funko’ s 200 product licenses include clothing and other consumer products representing characters from Disney, Star Wars, DC Comics, and Marvel.

If those iconic brands make you tingle, and if the idea of helping consumers connect more closely with them strikes you as a joyous mission, Funko deserves your close attention. It’ s grown from 70 to 500 employees in just the last two years (!), and its yearly revenue is zooming toward the billion-dollar mark.

For this position, they’ re obviously looking for someone who speaks excellent Spanish and can handle the travel requirements. Seven or more years’ experience in a sales or account-management role would be a definite plus, as would proficiency with MS Office Suite and ERP or CRM systems.

If you’ re a sales pro who happens to be fluent in both Spanish and pop culture, this may be an ideal opportunity for you. If so, let me know!

PS From PSP: As vast and diverse as the Latin American market is, it’ s also worth remembering the ongoing growth and increasing importance of the Latino community right here in America. This recent Pew Research study includes some interesting findings about the Latino population in the U.S.

For instance, last year the number of Latinos in the U.S. reached 58 million, 18 percent of the national population, constituting the second-largest racial/ethnic category behind whites. While the growth rate in the Latino population has slowed as immigration from Mexico has leveled off, Latinos have accounted for fully half of all U.S. population growth since 2000.

In a very real sense, then, “ Latin America” extends well north of the Rio Grande – and our nation, our culture, and our economy are all the better for it. ###

 

 

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