Aside from a brief stint with a supplier back in 2015, District Manager Nick Kulik has been part of team Origlio for 11 years. He was a Sales Rep in both the on- and off-premise before his promotion to District Manager for Bucks and Montgomery Counties where he is responsible for a team of six reps. “My main responsibilities are to ensure that my team has the tools and support they need to win at retail,” he explains.
What does a typical day look like for you? There’s really no such thing. Today, for instance, I began the day with one of my reps talking to a veteran retailer about how drastically the beer business has changed in the past seven years (Covid aside) and we secured a new draught line. Later, we helped a brand-new retailer figure out how to reconfigure a disorganized keg box… and we secured a new draught line there as well.
What do you find most challenging about your job? There’s a lot to juggle. I need to give time to my reps, my accounts and daily tasks that need to be attended to. It’s all about finding a balance.
To be a top-notch District Manager, you must… Get your hands dirty.
What advice would you give a new District Manager? Don’t pack lunch on the first Friday of the month (that’s pizza day). Seriously though, let your team come first and your tasks come second.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Know your worth.
What are three things on your bucket list? I don’t have a bucket list. Maybe I’ll start one now: Kulik’s Bucket List…
1. Write a bucket list.
Do you have any favorite winter activities? Snowball fights, forts, sledding then warming up with Irish coffee, dark beers and braised short ribs.
The last TV show you binged was… The Haunting of Hill House.
Your favorite movie of all time is… Same as everyone else, Tombstone.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any alcoholic beverage… I’d be drinking a Lagunitas 12th of Never (bring it back!), sitting in front of my firepit, roasting pizza on a stick with my son.