Job ID 2022-31773

Sales Representative

CA-AB-Lethbridge

Sales

4128 2nd Ave North Lethbridge, AB T1H 0A1

Full-time

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Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong and stable company? Do you want the opportunity for excellence and advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you.

 

As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, and recently named as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers, our family business has a history of developing talented professionals, pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

 

We are seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service. Take a look at this video to learn more about who we are and what we do!

 

 

  

 

What We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and EFAP Benefits after 30 days of employment
  • FULL flex benefits program
  • Company matching RRSP
  • Family culture 
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Profit Sharing
  • 125 year, family owned and operated company history

Position Summary:

Facilitates order and delivery interaction between foodservice customers and Gordon Food Service.  Seeks growth opportunities in existing customers and brings new customers to GFS. Consults to improve customer profitability. Represents GFS products and services for assigned territory and manages customer business relationships.  This position will manage a combination of healthcare and street sales accounts.

 

The successful applicant would ideally reside in Lethbridge, AB.

 

What We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and EFAP Benefits after 30 days of employment
  • FULL flex benefits program and company matching RRSP
  • Family culture and advancement opportunities
  • Profit Sharing

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Minimum Grade 12 with High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary education in Business or Marketing

Experience:

  • Several years experience in food services sales and management would be a definite asset
  • Experienced with Sales and Negotiation principles and procedures

Key Drivers (Champion):

  • Training
  • New Business
  • Sales Presentation
  • Promote GFS Brand

Essential Functions (Duties):

  • Travels through assigned territory to call on existing and prospective customers to maintain, seek growth opportunities and increase profitable sales volume while managing multiple varied customer accounts. Annual growth in sales and margin is an expectation.  
  • Act as a business partner to customer accounts, with a focus on helping the customer increase their business.
  • Provide customer menu solutions as needed; utilize internal Product Specialists and Culinary Advisor.
  • Promote new products and market place trends to new and existing customers
  • Respond to customer concerns with urgency
  • Maintain current customer records and profiles
  • Review reports generated by company on individual territory to evaluate progress and sales volume by tracking budgets and business plans, etc.
  • Work closely with Healthcare buying groups and industry organizations
  • Liaises with DSM to ensure consistency of contracts on customers
  • Works with the DSM to identify product line targets for accounts and increase volume and profitability where possible.  This includes following our Customer Review process.
  • Liaises with Customer Support Center, Marketing, Warehouse, and Transportation as required to ensure customer satisfactions with all products and services
  • Keep customers current on their accounts receivable and work with our Credit Department for customer accounts payable issues
  • Carry out all other responsibilities as required by the DSM
  • Effectively express and service the GFS story
  • Live the GFS Cornerstone Values
  • Dress Professional in all business aspects
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

Essential Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and a focus on delivering results that positively impact the business.
  • Must be a self-starter who takes initiative and drives results
  • Strong leadership skills including working with a variety of people at all levels of the business
  • Must have strong Sales communication skills, which include verbal, written, and presentation skills.  
  • Must also be fluent in conversational English.
  • Must have own vehicle, and $2 million in liability insurance

Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Well–developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be dependable, accurate, aggressive and focus driven
  • Well-developed negotiation skills
  • Customer is King mentality

Equipment/Computer Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills including Google G-Suite

Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talentcanada@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line.

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We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service. Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not!

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Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!

Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.
Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.

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