Route Sales Professional

Bimbo Bakeries USA South Plainfield , NJ 07080

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description:

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Top Reasons to Work for Bimbo Bakeries USA as a Route Sales Representative:

  • Competitive starting pay, paid weekly, and the ability to "build your brand" in order to increase wages

  • Amazing medical and dental insurance at low weekly deductions

  • Union pension for retirement

  • Vacation available after one year

  • BBU specific wellness program available to participate in

Route Sales Representative Position Summary:

The Route Sales Representative is the face of BBU in the market, selling and delivering fresh baked products to retail customers, restaurants, and institutions. Through world class market execution, the Route Sales Professional's primary focus is to maximize sales to customers through strong customer relationships, good business practices that drive profitable sales growth, and provide incidental sales-related service that exceeds the customer's expectations.


Route Sales Representative Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to initiate and maximize sales in retail, restaurant, and institutional customers, ensure client retention by exceeding expectations with new and current customers

  • Drive in store excellence by selling displays to drive incremental sales, ensuring racks are set in accordance with customer guidelines, and the seamless execution of promotions

  • Investigate, create and follow through on all growth opportunities including soliciting new customers to grow market share on strategic brands by selling and supporting incremental displays and the generation of new leads to solicit new business within the route territory

  • Execution of world class merchandising and proper rotation of all products to ensure the best quality and freshness of our products

  • Introduces new products and services to maximize sales and shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new customers

  • Responsible for taking and maintaining proper inventory counts and placing product orders using a hand held device as well as servicing customers in accordance with customers' established service frequency patterns

  • Drives company route truck safely; safely loads and unloads the truck

  • Correctly completes DOT logs and submits other documentation, paperwork and deposits on time

  • Performs and assists other BBU associates with outlet transactions as required.

Job Requirements

Ideal Qualifications for the Route Sales Representative:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required

  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted

  • Previous experience in route sales is a plus

  • Excellent customer service abilities required and account management skills a plus

  • Strong work ethic; able to work independently

  • Ability to professionally communicate with external and internal customers

  • Computer skills and proficiency is required

  • A valid driver's license is required

  • Must be able to obtain and retain a DOT medical card

  • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds on a regular basis, as well as routinely enter and exit a delivery vehicle

  • Must be able to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods as well as perform frequent reaching and use of fingers

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs other duties as assigned. Be able to stand for long periods of time, work store hours and lift more then 50 lbs.

A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

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Route Sales Professional

Bimbo Bakeries USA