Relief Route Sales Representative

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  • Smithfield Foods

    Relief Route Sales Representative

    Company:
    Smithfield Foods

    Location:
    Temple
    TX
    US

    Category:
    Sales

    Degrees Required:
    High School

    Employment Type:
    Full-Time

    Manages Others:
    No

    Requirements:
     

    Requirements:
    Overview

    The Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Relief Route Sales Representative sells food products such as processed meats, cheeses, poultry, and meats to retail food stores, wholesale grocers, restaurants, hotels or institutions.



    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.



    Responsibilities

    • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from local management, newspapers, business directories and other sources
    • Travels through assigned territory in Company route truck to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit and deliver orders - route may require overnight travel
    • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples and emphasizes salable features
    • Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales invoices for orders obtained and collects cash or checks for prior sales
    • Delivers products to customer, stocks retail cases and rotates inventory in customer's coolers as required
    • Prepares end of day reports of business transactions, places future orders for sales, prepare deposit slips for cash and checks collected, review days sales and informs local management on any unresolved issues or opportunities
    • Maintains daily Department of Transportation reports i.e. Daily Trip Report and Time Logs and provides to local management as required
    • Maintains daily truck inventory and does weekly physical inventory and reports any variations to local management
    • Other duties as assigned


    Qualifications

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and volume
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations

    Minimum:
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • A valid Driver's License with a good driving record is required, a CDL-B Driver's License is required after hire
    • Federal Regulations require individuals in this position to be 21 years of age

    Preferred, but not required:

    • 2 year college degree from a regionally accredited college or university or college coursework
    • 1-2 year's previous sales experience and/or grocery experience

    Disclaimer
    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principle job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


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