District Sales Associate – Calgary

  • Company:
    Gordon Food Service
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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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:The DSA supports Sales Representatives with the following: Facilitating order and delivery interaction between foodservice customers and Gordon Food Service. Seeking growth opportunities in existing customers and bringing new customers to GFS. Consult to improve customer profitability. Represent GFS products and services for assigned territory and manage customer business relationshipMinimum Requirements:Education: Minimum Grade 12 with High School DiplomaPost-secondary education in Business or MarketingExperience:Several years experience in food services sales and management would be a definite assetExperienced with Sales and Negotiation principles and proceduresKey Drivers (Champion):TrainingRoute CoverageNew BusinessSales PresentationSalary position with an additional 15% Sales Commission Incentive – criteria set forth by the District Manager (DSM)Essential Functions (Duties):Travel through assigned territory to call on existing and prospective customers to maintain, seek growth opportunities and increase profitable sales volume while managing multiple varied customer accounts. Annual growth in sales and margin is an expectation.Promote new products and market place trends to new and existing customersRespond to customer concerns with urgencyMaintain current customer records and profilesReview reports generated by company on individual territory to evaluate progress and sales volume by tracking budgets and business plans, etc.Liaise with District Sales Manager (DSM) to ensure consistency of contracts on customersWork with the DSM to identify product line targets for accounts and increase volume and profitability where possible. This includes following our Customer Review process.Liaise with Customer Support Center, Marketing, Warehouse and Transportation as required to ensure customer satisfactions with all products and servicesKeep customers current on their accounts receivable and work with our Credit Department with customer accounts payable issuesCarry out all other responsibilities as required by the DSMEffectively express and service the GFS storyLive the GFS Cornerstone ValuesDress professional in all business aspectsOther duties as assigned by DSMHours worked are those necessary to service the customer which could include weekends, nights or holiday coverageEssential Physical and Mental Requirements:Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs.This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and a focus on delivering results that positively impact the business. Strong leadership skills including working with a variety of people at all levels of the businessMust have strong Sales communication skills, which include verbal, written, and presentation skills.Must also be fluent in conversational English.Competencies: Must have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressureWell–developed communication skills both written and verbalMust be dependable, accurate and aggressive and focus drivenEquipment/Computer Skills:Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office SuiteWatch these videos for even more information about Gordon Food Service!Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.