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Food Service Sales Representative

Rocket City Deli Provisions Madison, AL
  • Expired: 18 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Unique foodservice sales position with an exclusive Premium Food Brand Distributor. Ideal candidate is a dynamic and polished, relationship driven professional with a knowledge and passion for food and foodservice industry. Position involves daily interaction with various foodservice establishments and operators with a focus on product penetration and Branding.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Responsible for generating opportunities within a defined geographic area by researching potential accounts.

- Responsible for performing weekly selling events (demos) of products in foodservice accounts or associations.

- Maintaining a sales call balance of new branded business opportunities along with current business retention and expansion.

- Responsible for maintaining, developing, and growing only branded business within diverse customer base

- Maintaining a consistent touch point cycle within assigned geography along with daily account of activities and progress for every call.

- Manage incoming customer and company needs

- Interface with cross-functional employees.

- Responsible for representing the brand and portfolio at local customer event and training meetings

- Responsible for traveling to and from client sites.

- 80% on average of driving responsibility.

- Overnight travel may be required.

- Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Minimum 3 years of successful street sales experience in a foodservice B2B (business-to-business) environment.

- Representing a premium or luxury brand experience may be a plus, though not required.

- Culinary experience may be a plus, though not required. Individuals with culinary experience, strong relationship capabilities, and excellent follow up process are usually well-suited for this position.

- Experience in a similar or relevant, route-to-market process, such as Direct Store Delivery environments are usually well-suited for this position.

- Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as well as a high level of Internet savvy are required.

- College degree preferred or equivalent 3-5 successful sales or sales management experience

- A broad understanding of basic mathematical functions, including weights and measures.

- Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, planning, and organizational skills.

- Sales personality that demonstrates patience and persistence for the sales process.

- Ability to manage a large geographical area may be required

- Ability to represent the brand internally and externally, and be able to stand behind our company vision process

- Can sell branded concepts as well as branded solutions.

- Oriented to Team success

- Customer focused and sales driven

- Self-starter who requires minimal direct supervision

- Able to influence and drive change