TMI | Business Development Coordinator

Sales and Account Management Brooklyn, New York

Who We Are

TMI began in a 3,000 ft2 noodle factory in New York's Chinatown district in 1989 with the mission of creating fresher and better tasting noodles. Within 3 years the company expanded to a 22,000 ft2 facility in Brooklyn and eventually added dumplings and other Asian specialties to their product mix. In 2001, TMI Trading was added under the TMI umbrella with the commitment of sharing quality specialty foods from Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore,in the US market, and transforming them into household staples.

In late 2012, TMI became an affiliate of CJ Group through acquisition. Cheiljedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors—Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services.

Today, TMI employs over 300 people and occupies more than 200,000 ft2 in Brooklyn. It is comprised of the brands Twin Marquis, Chef One, and Tang's Natural, each specializing in its own category of goods. Twin Marquis and Chef One are both successful and highly influential brands in the US East Coast Asian food markets, with Twin Marquis specializing in noodles and dumpling wrappers, and Chef One famous for its dumplings. TMI's commitment to fresh, delicious ingredients and innovative product development has made them New York's leading Asian food company.

Essential function of the job:

1. Sales Support

  • Develop Sales by making initial presentations; explaining product and service enhancements and additions; introducing new products and services
  • Contributes information to sales strategies by evaluating current product results; identifying needs to be filled; monitoring competitive products; analyzing and relaying customer reactions
  • Coordinate the sales meetings with new customers and ensure the meetings are well organized
  • Follow up with customers after the initial sales presentations to get some feedback
  • Support and work closely with sales managers on assisting with the completion of paperwork such as setting up new accounts and other administrative tasks as needes

2. Business Development

  • Meeting new customers and building on new projects
  • Maintaining good relationships with current customers and building a new relationship with potential customers
  • Conduct market research on industry trends and follow up on new sales opportunities
  • Manage brokers

3. Marketing Support

  • Assist Marketing team with event planning such as sales retreat, e.t.c
  • Prepare email invitations and correspondences regarding events
  • Coordinate the events such as researching venues to host events and agenda for the Sales & Marketing team
  • Prepare and update marketing materials for distribution

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in Sales/Business Development preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong business ethics and integrity
  • Excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint