The Area Manager is responsible for the development of independent restaurant and other related foodservice account business, with emphasis on overall profitability through both new sales and account penetration. The Area Manager may also support customer service activities for regional and / or national chain customers, thereby increasing visibility of the company in the marketplace and maximizing market share. The Area Manager position will perform the following duties:
Generates additional business through analyzing sales territory and individual customers; samples products with existing and potential customers; plans general sales strategy including time and territory management; plans sales approach with individual customers; and conducts effective sales presentations.
Grows sales and profit margins on an ongoing basis to meet established sales and margin goals.
Sets up new customer accounts by determining pricing; works with Credit Department for initial authorization; other center personnel for scheduling order-taking, deliveries, etc. Performs initial follow-up work with customer ensuring delivery and product satisfaction.
Ensures customer satisfaction by providing an exemplary level of service by working closely with other center personnel to coordinate efforts to prevent and resolve customer problems. May be personally responsible for making deliveries in emergency situations.
Builds additional business with current customers through product penetration in order to maximize profitability of individual accounts.
Minimizes accounts receivable problems by monitoring accounts for compliance with credit terms and follows up on any problems.
Maintains awareness of pricing trends within sales territory, particularly on market driven / commodity products, to ensure competitive pricing.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
1-2 years foodservice sales related work experience
Clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
Basic computer skills including MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
Candidate must live in the sales territory;
Post high school education, i.e. culinary training, AS/BS degree in business management, culinary arts or related field
2+ years foodservice sales related work experience
Foodservice distribution industry experience
Sales systems experience i.e. online order entry, sales metrics dashboard, web-based customer tools/systems
Culinary, procurement, vendor/supplier and/or beverage sales related experience in foodservice industry
Bilingual Spanish Preferred
Performance Food Group