Job ID 2021-28193

Outside Sales Representative



1312 Plank Road Sarnia, ON N7T 7H3


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Job Title: District Sales Representative


Division: GFS Ontario


Location: Sarnia


Job Type: Permanent Full Time


Summary of Position:

Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the District Sales Rep will manage customers within the assigned territory by updating on new products, assisting with menu and general customer support. They will be expected to maintain each customer within credit terms and will be responsible for consistent growth by acquiring new customers within the territory. The District Sales Rep will also be the Sales medium between customers and GFS internal business (Transportation, Warehouse, and Credit)

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Visit Customers on a regular basis or as requested by the customer
  • Maintain an active list of potential customers including summary of visits with appropriate follow up to continue growth within territory
  • Assist on training customers with Direct Order Entry 
  • Coordinate ride along with approved vendors and GFS Product Specialists
  • Responsible for reviewing Accounts Receivable to ensure all accounts remain within credit terms
  • Maintain order history with customers
  • Work closely with DSM to achieve quarterly/ yearly goals and objectives


Skills Required:


  • Exceptional sales and partnering skills, with the ability to identify customers’ business needs and apply knowledge of GFS products and services to assist customers in meeting their needs and achieving their goals
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Must be self motivated and results oriented
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Maintain high standards of customer service at all times with an emphasis on meeting deadlines
  • Food service experience is essential for this role


Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.
All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to any enumerated or analogous grounds of discrimination, including race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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