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Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.
Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co.Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
As a Salesperson , you will be responsible for sales, ordering of merchandise, and building customer relationships. You will also be responsible for stocking the merchandise sold and should be an early self-starter with the ability to organize and prioritize to complete their daily functions. Working with minimal supervision, you will develop customer relationships to provide exceptional service and is also physically demanding.
Develop relationships of trust and respect with customers e.g. store management in assigned accounts
Securing and maintaining orders from existing customers
Ordering product per customer request; requires the use of an order machine to record and transmit orders
Relay pertinent order information and coordinate lead times with store management/ customers
Responsible for making sales and placing orders to ensure merchandise remains stocked to capacity
Observes displays and merchandise for competitive products on store shelves for opportunities
Responsible for checking in all service orders and writing adjustments such as, a credit or charge to the customer if necessary for shortages, or overages, or mis-ships.
Work with store management/ customer to resolve and discuss any opportunities to develop sales and improve merchandising.
Order product that is in line with customer needs and inventory control
Maintaining price changes and price tags in assigned accounts
Selling displays and shippers by presenting promotions and deals to the store management/ customer
Calling on assigned stores to make orders for assigned territory, which could include any product category available for service.
Communicate with store management upon arrival and departure from assigned territory stores to ensure they are satisfied with service and merchandise.
Back stock must be kept to a minimum and maintained in an orderly fashion in the back room of the store
Deadlines met for ordering of normal deliveries and seasonal products
Perform routine maintenance in assigned departments such as, cleaning shelves and soiled products, and fronting the departments on all stores calls
Independently maintain an assigned schedule
No set daily schedule, Salesperson is responsible for completing responsibilities required with a start time of 7:00am or earlier depending on the customer needs, and ending when Salesperson has completed the responsibilities required for that day and for the assigned customer
Stocking and merchandising ordered product in assigned stores and departments
Building and putting up displays or shippers for which the employee is responsible including making sure that all displays and shippers are properly signed
Considerable paperwork is required; must be accurate in order writing, mileage reports, and other information as requested and must be turned in a timely manner
All other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum 3-year work history and at least 1 year of experience in a Customer Service or Sales role
Retail experience as a grocery store stocker, assistant manager, or manager, or sales experience working for Direct Store Delivery vendor or broker preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, self-starter, sense of urgency, personable and well-organized
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Ability to travel (in and out of town) as needed for business purposes
Valid driver’s license and valid insurance with extended liability limits
Liability insurance requirement:
You are required to carry $500,000 single limit coverage, but we will accept $100,000/$300,000/$50,000 limits on the policy, if the single limit coverage is not available.
Must maintain a clear driving record
Requisition ID 12053
Company Davidson Specialty Foods LLC