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Foodservice Sales Associate - Beef - Central #4155

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
November 14, 2018

Description:

Foodservice Sales Associate - Beef - Central #4155

Relocation Yes

Location Kansas, Oklahoma or Texas (covers Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Iowa)

Position Summary:

Responsible for establishing and maintaining long-term symbiotic relationships with distributors and end-users by developing, maintaining and expanding customer relationships at multiple levels with a variety of vendors. Selling products and programs into assigned territory. Territory could include domestic and international locations.

Responsibilities:

1. To show business growth in terms of volume and profitability by protecting and GROWING existing business while generating new business opportunities in (foodservice).

2. Plan, coordinate, and execute branded programs and product development strategies.

3. Enhance reputation and value with customers by providing guidance and strategy to grow the brand.

4. Conduct direct sales training and presentations

5. Develop business plan for assigned region and strategy for growth in region.

6. Responsible for forecasting and meeting sales volumes within assigned territory

7. Frequent face to face contact and maintain and develop solid POSITIVE sales relationships with current and targeted customers.

8. Provide assigned Customer Service Partner with guidance on the needs and expectations of key/specific customers to ensure high quality service levels.

9. Manage relationships with brokers as needed per customer request.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Minimum of 5 years' progressive protein sales experience or equivalent

2. Has strong knowledge (foodservice/retail/commodity) and customer base

3. Bachelor's degree preferred

4. Demonstrated sales planning, forecasting and sales execution experience

5. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, decision making and negotiation skills.

6. Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with customers, prospects and fellow employees.

7. Strong aptitude to effectively interpret and use multiple information sources to develop customer specific tactical plans and options.

8. Travel to customers as necessary

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.

2. 5+ years of progressive protein sales experience or equivalent.

3. Demonstrated sales planning, forecasting and sales execution experience.

4. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, decision making and negotiation skills.

5. Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with customers, prospects and fellow employees.

6. Currently in Kansas, Oklahoma, or Texas and able to cover the territory.