Sales Representative - Route Sales
Hostess Brands, Inc - Miami, FL

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Location: FL - Miami
Job Type: Sales
Base Pay: N/A
Required Education: High School
Required Experience: 1 to 3 years
Required Travel: Up to 50%
Employee Type: Full-Time
Relocation Covered: Not Specified
Industry Sales - Marketing

Job ID: 2483

We are currently seeking a Route Sales Representative (RSR). This position reports to a District Sales Manager (DSM) and the primary role of the RSR is to sell, order (using hand-held computers), merchandise and promote Hostess Brands products. Our RSRs typically make sales calls in a 24-foot 'box' truck on a designated route with established accounts, work 10-12 hours a day, making multiple stops per day at grocery stores, convenience stores, mass merchants (Walmart, etc.), dollar stores, and restaurants. The typical work day is variable but always requires an early start (3:00 AM or earlier), and will include pushing and pulling large racks of product on wheels when loading and unloading product. This position will have daily interaction with retail customers such as store owners, store managers, department managers, and receiving clerks in the back of the stores. The RSRs are responsible for increasing sales by providing great customer service, and selling-in additional in-gondola or perimeter displays of Hostess Brands products.

Develop all assigned accounts relative to sales volume, market share, product distribution, space allocation, and customer service
Provide excellent service to assigned accounts; create and maintain goodwill with all customers
Identify opportunities consistent with the objectives, priorities and
strategies of assigned customers
Utilize point-of-purchase (POS) materials to stimulate sales
Manage/own the inventory to minimize out of code product and place orders (via Hand-held) for next day delivery
Merchandise product sections, maintain and increase shelf facings, clean shelving and rotate product
Safely drive and unload the truck, and move the product to the appropriate locations


Documentation of a high school diploma or completed GED
21 years or older
Valid Driver's License and a clean driving record
Pass the drug test
Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
Pass the background check
Ability to drive standard/manual transmission (most trucks do not have automatic transmissions)
Ability to load and unload a 50-100 pound rack of product, push and pull it up concrete/metal ramps through the back offices and aisles in our customer’s stores
Willing to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions including heavy rains, winter snow, and summer heat, while moving heavy racks of product to/from the truck to the store
Working Saturdays, this position is off on Wednesdays and Sundays

Sales experience
Managing inventory
Merchandising product
Grocery or retail experience
Direct Store Delivery (DSD) experience


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