Eagan, Minnesota

Company:  

US0047 Sysco Minnesota, Inc.

Zip Code:

55112

Minimum Level of Education:

High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

0-1 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:  

Up to 25%

JOB SUMMARY
This is an outside sales position responsible for promoting the company's products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. The main focus is to help Sysco customers succeed while achieving sales and profit goals established by the company. This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) to successfully meet customers' needs.

An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory.
  • Seek and qualify prospects following company account stratification goals.
  • Research customer business needs and develops a mix of products and service to meet needs.
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.
  • Be informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services provided.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, and product use.
  • Provide product information and practical training to customer personnel.
  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts, conventions, company meetings, etc.
  • Communicate and collect accounts receivable as necessary, working with the credit department and client; collect all balances due based on approved credit terms.
  • Manage deliveries to the routing schedule published by the transportation department; troubleshoot any problems that occur during the order process (for example, out of stock items, special order items, low inventory, etc.).
  • Participate in company functions, promotions, customer visits, and customer events.
  • Attend and participate in general sales and district meetings.
  • Engage in ongoing training sessions.
  • Assist with the training of new employees as requested.
  • Review and analyze daily and weekly reports such as special order requests, customer bid files, and sales/gross profit margin data.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, maintaining sales records, processing credits, and pick-up requests, preparing sales quotes and menu suggestions, and filing reports.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or 5 years of Foodservice sales experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality, or Culinary Arts preferred.


Experience

  • 6 months of sales, and/or chef/restaurant management experience, and/or related (Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts) degree.
  • 1 year of outside foodservice sales experience preferred.
  • Previous Sysco experience preferred.
  • Restaurant management / chef experience preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

  • Valid driver's license with a "clean" driving record (including no multiple DUIs within the last 2 years)
  • Current automobile insurance with the following limits of liability: Bodily injury - $100,000 each person and $300,000 each accident; property damage - $100,000 is required


Requirement

  • Submit to pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check).
  • Must sign Sysco Protective Covenants Agreement.
  • Reside or willing to relocate to the geographical vicinity of territory.


Professional Skills

  • Basic PC skills and proficiency with MS Outlook.
  • Ability to read, write, speak English.


Competencies

To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Building Trust
  • Building Customer Loyalty
  • Follow-up
  • Sales Ability / Persuasiveness
  • Managing Work
  • Adaptability
  • Communication


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

In the coming weeks, you will receive information in the mail confirming your benefits eligibility and the enrollment process. In the meantime, you may visit https://syscobenefits.com/ to learn more.

HOW WE PROTECT OUR ASSOCIATES

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided  

  • Temperature screenings  

  • Social distancing guidelines in place  

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place 

OVERVIEW:

Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider 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.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Eagan, Minnesota

FROM COMPLETING THE MISSION TO STARTING A NEW JOURNEY

At Sysco, we value the skills you learned while serving in our armed forces. As a world-class foodservice company, we need the best strategic minds to help find solutions. Every day, billions of dollars are at stake as we use industry-leading technology and analytics to effectively and efficiently move our products. Together, we’ll problem-solve ways to save money as we influence the future. It’s how we make food possible. Build your future among our ranks.  

Should I Apply for a Sysco Career Opportunity? 

Sysco is seeking transitioning military service membersmilitary veterans and military family members across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  Sysco offers a variety of exciting career opportunities ranging from delivery drivers to supply chain logistics. Career opportunities are available throughout the United States at both the corporate office in Houston and our many distribution centers from coast to coast.

What Happens After I Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’ on a Sysco job posting, you will be re-directed to fill out an application on Sysco's career page.  In order to be considered for next steps, please complete the application on Sysco's career page and make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once Sysco reviews your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to discuss next steps.

*2021 National Hiring Week*

Immediate Job Openings, Sing-On Bonuses Available, and Competitive Salary Packages! 

  • November 10th (3:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time)
  • November 13th (8:00 am to 12:00 pm local time) 

Sysco and its subsidiaries are hiring across the nation.  To view more information and register for the event visit: https://www.syscoevents.com/sites/national-hiring-week/