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Independent Sales Rep - Jim Thorpe, PA in Jim Thorpe at United Natural Foods, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Jim Thorpe
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/7/2018

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE

Partner with assigned independent customers to ensure they have the right products at the right time in the right placement.  This is a full time position servicing supermarkets in the Jim Thorpe, PA area 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

 

  • Order products that aligns with the needs of the customer.
  • Responsible for effectively displaying store products.
  • Responsible for maintaining effective business relationships with customers.
  • Responsible for arriving promptly at customer locations on assigned route for service.
  • Responsible for rotating stock and removing out of code product.
  • Process merchandise returns and issue credits according to company policy.
  • Ensure the neat and orderly appearance of UNFI products.
  • Responsible for product and/or delivery notification to customers.
  • Assist in hanging shelf tags and promotional POS/POP materials and resets.
  • Sell promotional and sales programs as assigned.
  • Identify, recommend, and perform product demonstrations.
  • Identify stores in sales territory that are not current customers, research needs, develop a plan, present proposal to store management and follow up as needed.
  • Monitor competitive activities in the sales territory, communicate activity to supervisory personnel and recommend paths forward to increase company profitability, and follow up on these opportunities.
  • Perform duties in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location.
  • Follow through on customer product requests.
  • Keep management informed of area activities and of any significant concerns.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Provides backup for other field sales representatives when needed.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned
  • Identify, present, and sell to store management, opportunities to increase store sales through substitution of slow-moving items with alternative products.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification:

  • High school graduate or equivalent related experience
  • Valid driver's license necessary
  • Auto insurance levels that meet UNFI requirements

Experience:

  • Prior customer service experience in a retail setting
  • System Implementation Preferred

 

Knowledge:             

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    Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Organization skills and attention to detail
    • Basic math abilities
    • Ability to work independently

    PhysicAL Abilities:

    • Ability to get in and out of car multiple times per day
    • Drive to and from accounts safely in city, rural and expressway conditions
    • Ability to set up displays, fixtures, shelving and products
    • Able to tolerate exposure to store and warehouse conditions including wide variances in temperature, dust and dirt
    • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

    EEO/VETERANS/DISABLED

     

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