Account Executive at YouCopia

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YouCopia is looking for an Account Executive to join the sales team as we scale in 2021. The Account Executive will play an integral role in our continued growth as they will be involved, at some level, with all retail accounts. This person will spend roughly half their time supporting national accounts with remaining time spent managing a book of assigned specialty accounts. In addition, the Account Executive will also be responsible for identifying and securing new business from unexplored or underserved channels. This person will have a voice, see direct results of their efforts, and be able to take their career to the next level. This position reports to the Senior National Sales Manager.

What will you do at YouCopia?

  • Support national accounts, including some of the world’s largest retailers, through item detail management, meeting preparation and research
  • Drive revenue and manage the day-to-day activity for a book of assigned specialty and international accounts
  • Assist with customer communications related to fulfillment, content delivery, marketing plans, and vendor/item issues
  • Develop and own the sample process utilized by all accounts
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop strategic plans to secure partnerships
  • Support development of sales presentations and materials that sell product and the brand vision
  • Work cross-functionally with Operations and Marketing teams to plan new product launches, promotions, and brand activation
  • Clearly communicate activity and results on a regular basis to the team

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of sales and/or client management roles; CPG and retailer experience a plus
  • Established track record of closing business and generating revenue
  • Self-starter who consistently takes initiative and can work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Responsive, organized, hard-working, persistent, positive mindset
  • Strategic problem solver that can dig in to the data
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a willingness to adapt
  • Efficient with communication tools, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


  • Being a part of a team that is growing and having fun while doing it
  • Competitive salary with bonus program tied to growth
  • Three weeks (15 days) annual paid vacation/personal time
  • Health (BCBS of IL), Vision, & Dental Insurance
  • 401K with up to 4% match

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About Us

YouCopia is a growing housewares brand in the storage & organization category. Since its founding in 2009, our private company has established itself as a source for innovative products selling in major retail accounts such as Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, The Container Store and Walmart.  We're a small team that works closely together to deliver a “woo hoo” brand experience that reaches millions of consumers each year.

YouCopia is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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YouCopia home base is in Ravenswood, just steps away from the Montrose Brown Line stop. We’re surrounded by breweries, restaurants and cool makers (like us).

What are YouCopia Perks + Benefits

YouCopia Benefits Overview

YouCopia offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, vision and dental insurance plans, 15 days of PTO plus 10 paid holidays a year, an annual bonus program, and a 401K plan with 4% match. Our renovated loft office is located in a super-convenient place along the Ravenswood corridor for working 1-2 days a week (the rest is remote). Our kitchen is fully stocked with coffee, snacks and more La Croix than you can shake a stick at. We enjoy shortened summer hours, early Fridays, and company outings to help you feel right at home.

Partners with Nonprofits
YouCopia's Feeling Good Doing Good program supports The Greater Chicago Food Depository to deliver meals to those in need.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
YouCopia is Women-Owned and a proud member of the Women's Business National Enterprise Council.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Since COVID, we've been mostly working from home. Some team members choose to come into our office space one or two days a week while observing policies to keep everyone safe.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
YouCopians receive 15 to 20 days PTO based on role and tenure.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
5 Health Days allotted per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
YouCopia loves a good happy hour. When the world is cooperating, we try to see each other socially on a monthly basis.
Stocked Kitchen
Only the best coffee, unlimited snacks and all the flavors of La Croix (except coconut, we're firm on that).
Happy Hours
We provide a permit for free street parking along Ravenswood. We're also right next to the Montrose stop on the El - Brown line.
Pet Friendly
Partial to hypoallergenic dogs (Stewart!) and pink spiders.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
YouCopia offer's a one-time Better Home Office stipend as well as a monthly credit for internet/phone usage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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