Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong and stable company? Do you want the opportunity for excellence and advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you.As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, and recently named as one of Alberta”s Top 70 Employers,our familybusiness has a history of developing talented professionals, pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.We are seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service. Take a look at this video to learn more about who we are and what we do!Position Summary:Reporting to the Director of Sales, the Business Development Manager will play a key role in the creation and implementation of our business plan for new customer acquisitions. We are seeking a driven sales professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrives on taking ownership of new customers and building new strong relationships. The first six months of this role will be in the capacity of a District Sales Associate. Minimum Requirements:Education:Degree or Diploma preferred (business and/or accounting focus also preferred)Essential Functions (Duties):Pro-actively identify new profitable business opportunities to achieve sales targets, while keeping a dynamic prospecting funnel with the use of our GFS CRM tool. Cold call as appropriate within the market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunitiesResearch and build relationships with new clients Able to clarify customers needs/solution solverCreate, manage and deliver an annual business development planSolid understanding of profitabilityResponsible for meeting or exceeding sales plan objectivesClose and onboard new businessImplement and manage pricing strategies within all accounts Maintain knowledge and be up to date with industry trends, issues and newsWork with key personnel to ensure all business opportunities are managed professionally and to ensure a smooth transition between customer and DSR Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.Required Skills and Qualifications:Reliable, independent and flexible with the ability to adapt to changing business needsLeadership and the ability to collaborate with all facets of our business to grow new salesGreat relationship builder with a persistent approach to closing the businessStrong prioritization skills, great attention to detail, ability to multi-task and to maintain an organized approach to managing daily activitiesAbility to build and maintain lasting relationships with key business partners, and other stakeholders internally and externallySelf-motivated with ability to work independentlyConsultative approach at all levelsResults focused, goal oriented and able to work in a team environment with diverse group of employees, managers, and outside parties Strong follow-up skills and excellent communication skills (written/ verbal)Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPointPositive attitude with high level of tenacityMinimum five plus years of work experience in a sales role Key Competencies: Customer focusedCommunication Skills Self starter with ability to thrive in high pressure situationsAbility to excel in a Team environment Driven to achieve results and add valueStrong Attention to Detail and Organizational SkillsIndepedent and Resourceful Watch these videos for even more information about Gordon Food Service!Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.