Route Sales Representative-Salem Oregon
Employment Type: Regular
Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas'® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann's® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!
Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA employs 21,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a well-established wholesale bakery, we are growing and looking for aggressive, self-starters for Route Sales delivery positions. Chosen employees will be responsible for early morning delivery of our bakery products on a timely basis to grocery stores, restaurants, schools, etc. Territory offers excellent potential for establishing new accounts. Continual support is offered to ensure your success by providing training, uniforms, and handheld computers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
o Call on assigned accounts and store management to maintain relationships and solve customer issues
o Solicit new business within the route territory
o Partner with accounts to implement marketing promotions for mutual benefit
o Order product and service assigned accounts with optimal distribution
o Partner with other Route Sales Representatives to create alignment in account chains
o Contribute and participate as part of a District Sales team.
o Analyze account sales data to achieve optimal distribution of product to achieve sales goals and minimize stale and related expenses.
o Sell displays to drive incremental sales
o Racks set according to guidelines
o Execution of promotions
o Conduct daily route settlement procedures to account for all products, invoices and cash.
o Develop and implement strategies for increasing market share.
o Provide route structure recommendations to District Management to assure optimum effectiveness.
o Being a champion for change and innovation initiatives.
o Additional duties as assigned.
o High School Diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred.
o 1-3 years of sales experience, DSD experience preferred.
o Must be computer literate, Hand-Held Computer (HHC) preferred.
o Ability to frequently lift / carry products weighing approximately 50 lbs
o Possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record
o Must follow all DOT regulations and be able to pass a DOT physical
o Ability to provide a high level of customer service and solve customer issues as they arise
Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.