Marketing Associate Trainee -
DESCRIPTION This is an outside sales position responsible for promoting the company’s products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. The main focus is to help Sysco customers succeed while achieving sales and profit goals established by the company. This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.
Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory. Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company account stratification goals. Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs. Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals. Be informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services provided. Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, and product uses. Provide product information and practical training to customer personnel. · Communicate and collect accounts receivable as necessary, working with the credit department and client; collect all balances due based on approved credit terms. Manage deliveries to the routing schedule published by the transportation department; troubleshoot any problems that occur during the order process (for example, out of stock items, special order items, low inventory, etc.).
Great relationship-building skills with customers, ability to grow your customer base, provide your customers with top-notch customer service, partner with your customers to problem-solve, independent, and have initiative. Previous outside sales & food experience preferred, including cold calling, collections, and proven increased sales.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, excellent communication skills, computer literacy, transportation, and occasional moderate to heavy lifting required.
We offer excellent benefits, 401K, Medical/Dental, and Stock opportunities.
TO APPLY: to apply please visit our website seattle.sysco.com to submit your resume and complete an application
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
CLOSING DATE : Open Until Filled