Title Sales Position
Categories Sales
Location South Georgia
Job Information

Food Service Sales Representative – South Georgia

Responsibilities:

Williams Institutional Foods is hiring for Food service sales representative to perform sales promoting the company’s products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts.

This is an outside sales position responsible for promoting the company’s products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts.  The main focus is to help Williams customers succeed while achieving sales and profit goals established by the company.  

This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.  You must reside within the territory you are applying for which is South Georgia.

An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory.
  • Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company goals.
  • Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs.
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.
  • Be informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors’ products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services provided.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability, and product uses.  Provide product information and practical training to customer personnel.
  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts and company meetings, etc.
  • Communicate and collect accounts receivable as necessary, working with the credit department and client; collect all balances due based on approved credit terms.
  • Lift/carry laptop and sales materials weighing up to 50 lbs., to and from office, home, car, and customer locations.
  • Manage deliveries to the routing schedule published by the transportation department; troubleshoot any problems that occur during the order process (for example, out of stock items, special order items, low inventory, etc.).
  • Participate in company functions, promotions, customer visits, and customer events.  Attend and participate in general sales meetings.
  • Review and analyze daily and weekly reports such as special order requests, customer bid files, and sales/gross profit margin data.
  • Perform administrative duties, processing credits and pick-up requests, preparing sales quotes and menu suggestions, and filing reports.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.
  • Assist with the training of new employees as requested.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or 5 YRS Food service sales experience
  • 1-2 years of sales, and/or chef/restaurant management experience, and/or related (Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts) degree
  • Basic pc skills and proficiency with MS Outlook
  • Reside or willing to relocate to the geographical vicinity of territory
  • Valid driver’s license with a “clean” driving record
  • Must possess current automobile insurance
  • Must pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check)
  • Must sign Employee Non-Compete Agreement
  • Ability to read, write, speak English

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts
  • 1 year of outside food service sales experience
  • Restaurant management / chef experience

 

Competencies:

To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Building Trust
  • Building Customer Loyalty
  • Follow-up
  • Sales Ability / Persuasiveness
  • Managing Work
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
Career Level Required Experienced (Non-Manager)
Experience Required 2+ to 5 Years
Education Required High School or equivalent
Job Type Employee
Job Status Full Time
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