Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company? Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you; for more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.
The continued growth of current and new markets allows for the addition of new talent to join our team. We’re seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth and a place to make a difference in people’s lives. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service.
The Sales Associate position is designed to be the first step into the organization, giving you the skills and experience needed to begin a successful career within the Gordon Food Service organization.
This role provides assistance to the Customer Development Specialist (CDS) in providing business-consulting services to strengthen customer relationships and grow profitable sales.
Some of the responsibilities of this position include:
Present the “first impression” and continually delivering the Gordon Food Service story and image to all of our customers
Travel throughout the assigned route, providing coverage for all Customer Development Specialists (CDS) as appropriate
Gain understanding of broker relationships to assist in key customer assignments
Help facilitate the delivery of marketing materials
Assist and participate in customer events and market segment shows
Deliver products to customers as needed
Assist with the demonstration of products and discussion of applications
Gain expertise in the area of sales consultation to ensure sales process development
Verify orders with customers, including receiving information and credits if needed
Observe the management of accounts receivable process
Participate with the Customer Development Specialist in business reviews, negotiations, understanding and use of market research
Serve existing accounts as assigned by the CDS
Requirements of the Position:
Demonstrate ability to be a strategic thinker, innovative planner, and how you use creativity to build relationships, network, and link resources
Enthusiastic about meeting the diverse needs of our valued customers
High school diploma or GED equivalent - required
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, or Marketing – preferred
Must maintain a valid state Driver’s License and safe driving record
One year previous sales, business, or foodservice experience, or the equivalent combinations of education, training, and experience
Strong interest in the foodservice, food business practices, and food preparation are a must to be successful in this role
Comprehensive communication skills
Self-driven, working effectively within a team or on your own
Exceed sales goal achievement and performance measurements
Must be able to travel extensively throughout the region
What we offer our employees here at GFS:
A philosophy of “what matters to you, matters to us” at work in our environment
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance
Generous 401k matching program
A Legacy of Excellence. A Future of Opportunity.
Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.