Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Primarily responsible for improving, growing and extending Tegu’s established Wholesale selling efforts
- The Company will look to you to develop great reach and coverage across the United States in the Specialty Channel
- Use your sales abilities to help the Company reach its brand, product and financial objectives
- You will also be expected to familiarize yourself with Tegu’s social impact objectives, and all selling efforts will be expected to conform to those standards and values as well
- Make phone calls, take inbound calls, send out e-mails to secure sales with existing customers and new customers
– Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Confident and persuasive in oral communications
- Must be proficient in Excel, Power Point and Word
- Must be a Team player and adapt to change
Location: Darien, CT
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Maria Alejandra Suazo Peña (RH)
Cell Phone: (504) 3190-4802
Did you know Tegu started with just one set, the ORIGINAL SET? Look how much we’ve grown! We’ve expanded our color selections, block shapes, and product lines. And we are going to keep expanding! Tegu is a system to keep building on to.
Today only, to celebrate how much our product portfolio has grown, get a FREE Pocket Pouch Prism Jungle when you buy any ORIGINAL SET!
Use code: THEORIGINALONE
Valid March 15, 2013 on http://www.tegu.com/blocks
View our 2012 Annual Report here: http://www.tegu.com/annual-report-2012/
Maybe you have been with us since our very first magnetic wooden block set launched in 2009, or maybe you had never heard of Tegu before receiving a set for Christmas last year. However long it has been, we want to take a moment to say thank you! 2012 was a big year at Tegu, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
People are first drawn to Tegu for many different reasons. Our social mission in Honduras. Our desire to foster creativity and help equip your children through open-ended play. Our eco-friendly and sustainable practices. Our simply beautiful design. We are taking these things seriously, and having fun doing it!
Thank you for caring about these things too. Thank you for introducing Tegu Blocks into the lives of your family and friends. We look forward to many years together ahead! We love being a toy that children return to year after year and we love seeing the way our building system grows with a child as their imagination grows. We look forward to seeing their children play with Tegu. Yes, that’s right! We are confident in the heirloom quality of our product and we are creating a toy company designed to be around 100+ years from now!
Before we get ahead of ourselves, we want to celebrate 2012. Starting tomorrow we will be sharing fun facts from our 2012 annual report and hosting 24 hour promotions to let you know how much we appreciate you!
View annual report here!
Tegu Wooden Toys Fly The Honduran and American Flags!
Here at Tegu we are delighted to feel the love from our amazing and loyal customers. We have received so many encouraging and kind comments on our Connect page that it’s fitting to answer back with a sincere and humble THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you who read our blog, have liked us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Thanks to our faithful clientele that have convinced local toy stores to carry our products and have turned their whole crew into Tegu fans. And the list goes on…
Ruth Wilson recently left a comment pointing out how much we’ve grown. This remark got us reminiscing; it started with a team of 2 and now we are at 70 employees strategically located on the west coast, east coast, Honduras and now Europe! Tegu USA started out in a 100 sq ft space and launched two new products, and we are now stretched out in a 1000 sq ft. office offering 12 products and 5 different finishes. So yes! We’ve grown and you all have been essential to this.
On a more personal note, as a Honduran I am truly grateful for having all of you as Ambassadors to my country; for helping promote our unique and beautiful hardwoods, for supporting job creation and our economy. You are planting trees and supporting education. You are helping renew Honduras through the purchase and sharing of Tegu’s magnetic wooden toys.
So on behalf of the Tegu Team and 8 million Hondurans, thank you! We are very grateful for your continued support.
One of Tegu’s biggest fans – Daniela’s daughter Sofia!
Will Haughey, Tegu co-founder and Chief Blockhead, shared the Tegu Story while on vacation to reconnect with his Kiwi roots.
Hello Queenstown, New Zealand!
The interview started with questions that many who hear about Tegu for the first time often wonder. Why Honduras? “Why would you establish a company in one of the least developed and unstable countries in Central America? Why are you making life so hard for yourself Will?”
Will recalled that it all started while his brother Chris was travelling through the country and felt compelled to do something about the extreme poverty and dire economy. The brothers were soon “struck by the reality that the best way to serve the poor was through the creation of a business that could stand on its own two feet and be attached to the global economy.”
Honduras is a country of 7 million people with 65% of its population living below the poverty line. As Will pointed out during the interview, it is “a difficult environment to say the least but that’s exactly why it needs businesses like Tegu.”
Thus far Tegu has created 50+ stable jobs in Honduras, pays above market wages, supports reforestation and local education, and uses FSC-certified and sustainable hardwoods. In the words of the interviewer, it is an example of “capitalism with a social face.”
The concluding question in the interview was particularly interesting: “What’s next? How big can you get?” Will answered: “our vision is to create the world’s most innovative premium toy company” and to “create hundreds if not thousands of jobs.”
Many of you know that we launched our Tegu Mobility line just in time for the holidays last year. Dart, Hatch, Maddy Micro, and Riley Roadster have received a warm welcome to the Tegu family, and we’ve heard many post-holiday stories of joy and fun!
What’s even more exciting is that three weeks ago we launched the Tegu Mobility line at Toy Fair and the New York Gift show! This is significant because we are now giving toy stores across the US and Canada the chance to carry Tegu’s new magnetic wooden cars! This means you’ll be able to find both our wooden blocks and toy cars in retail stores near you.
As we’ve grown, our retail partners have been instrumental in promoting Tegu and contributing to our success. Here are some fun facts and stats from the shows:
- Tegu has now officially sold to retail stores in every US state!
- Approximate number of stores now carrying Tegu’s magnetic wooden wheels and cars: 105 (and this will grow throughout the year)
- 2nd year exhibiting at both shows
- Dart won the Baby & Child Best New Product Award at the New York International Gift Fair! (second year in a row we’ve won this award)
- We were invited to participate in the SustainAbility: design for a better world project at NYIGF
- We built the most attractive booth in our history (see pictures below)
- We parked our Rolling Block Party truck and Super Speedway in the lobby (see pictures below)
Be on the lookout for more Tegu in stores near you!
Our best booth ever! Includes a tower, full product displays, play area, and our new wheels!
Everybody wanted to take our new cars for a spin!
Tegu wins the Baby & Child Best New Product Award for the second year in a row!
Today, half of our business — the US-based team — will celebrate Thanksgiving with its friends and loved ones. We’re delighted to take a step back and recharge before the holiday season gets going in earnest first thing tomorrow, on Block Friday (yes, there’s no typo there). We’re also pumped to say that we served pumpkin and pecan pie at the factory today for lunch even though most of our workers have never heard of Thanksgiving, nor understand the reason for celebration.
Tegu is not just a toy company; Tegu is a social enterprise.
We’ve had another incredible year, and we owe so much of this success to the hundreds of retailers out there now carrying our products. And, we owe thanks to you, our faithful, loyal customers who have chosen to invest in Tegu for yourself or the little ones in your life. We consider it a tremendous honor and joy to design children’s products and we wish we could share with you now all of our plans for the future, but, alas, that’s not what today’s message is about.
Today we say thank YOU, because without your support, our social mission wouldn’t be possible. As many of you know, beyond designing and manufacturing inventive new toys, Tegu has a deep social priority at its core: we were founded to help the nation of Honduras by creating jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. We’ve invested directly in the poor, and we’re proud to say that this investment is paying off in so many wonderful ways. At 50 fantastic factory jobs, our family in Honduras is growing, and the impact we see each day is increasingly so encouraging. So, from the folks in Tegucigalpa to the team in Darien, Connecticut, we say thank you. We hope you’ll enjoy this video glimpse of the impact you’ve helped make possible. Thank you for helping us make a difference; now let’s move from strength to strength. We wish all of you a fantastic holiday season. May it be your best one yet!