Support the division and the efforts of the Sales Department to increase acquisition, penetration and retention of key customers by providing culinary expertise in business development activities and training.
Provide support at sales meetings to represent and train on various Exclusive Brand (EB) products as determined by division needs or company initiatives; assist TMs with product and application information to effectively support EB sales and conversion.
Provide support at sales meetings to train sales representatives on correct techniques to review products in the field with customers, including product evaluation techniques.
Provide culinary and training support for Customers and Territory Managers and facilitate product training (particularly on private label lines) at the division level, including recipe and product demonstrations and product cuttings.
Provide support and maintain key customer contact points at division for customers as determined by division management.
Conduct recipe research and development to promote all products, particularly focusing on EB; work in conjunction with the New Product team in the center to provide culinary input and advice; assess and evaluate new products and develop materials to increase TM and customer awareness of such products.
Assist product and category specialists in developing sales and training materials and identifying culinary trends.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. Must possess 5-7 years of culinary experience. Comprehensive culinary background highly desired. CEC Certification required.
Thorough knowledge of the foodservice industry. Restaurant experience preferred. Must possess specific knowledge of, and skills in, product application, product demonstration, and culinary techniques. Prior experience in facilitation of group training desired.
Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills and presentation skills to large groups of people. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Sales orientation/experience a plus.