As an independent distributor,you where basically on your own. You had to be self motivated.Interfaced with manager about every 90 days in person and co-workers once a year.The hardest part was absorbing 100% of the risk including having to purchase display equipment.The most enjoyable was the freedom.
Independent Distributor (Current Employee) – North Florida – September 1, 2013
Been working for awhile and still don't quite understand the process of payment. I can't get a straight answer from anyone. Nurmerous occasions products discontinued and Voortmans does nothing to compensate the loss of income. Would not suggest this job for a steady income or for primary support.
no consistent schedule or support in the larger chains.
Prospective buyer for a route (Former Employee) – Homewood, IL – October 13, 2012
Managers and independent routes are not what they seem. They ask way to much money for routes, they make you pay for store displays. They don't give you the true numbers up front. Think twice before buying a route. After you figure in your expenses, most of the routes make about 25,000 a year. Who would pay for a job making 25,000 a year. Go to Walmart and be a greeter. At least they have benefits.
no healthcare, benefits, buy your own truck and storage, gas, insurance etc...
I did very well as a Voortman Distributor. My success was due to the fact that I was very motivated to sell and I worked my butt off. It was a very enjoyable experience that set me up for bigger and better things !
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Distributor (Former Employee) – Nassau County – August 28, 2012
Unpredictable salary, great work environment. Make your own hours more or less.
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Puerto Rico – September 20, 2011
• Accountable for all Sales, Credit, and Marketing function of this division in Puerto Rico. • Responsible for all the sales budget of all our Key Account • Prepare quarterly business review and develop marketing promotional programs for key accounts and Distributors. • Establish yearly budgets by key account with Regional Management. • Prepare quarterly Sales training seminar to ensure that Distributors were efficient in their presentations