Niles, Illinois

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...

Position Summary:

Provides assistance throughout the region supporting the facilitation of order and delivery interaction between foodservice customers and Gordon Food Service in all aspects of the sales function until territory assignment. Assists the Customer Development Specialist (CDS) with providing business-consulting services to strengthen customer relationships and grow profitable sales.

Essential Functions:
  • Effectively expresses and services the GFS story.
  • Travels through route to provide coverage for all Customer Development Specialists (CDS) as appropriate.
  • Services existing accounts as assigned.
  • Gains understanding of broker relationships to assist in key customer assignments.
  • Assists with the delivery of appropriate marketing materials.
  • Assists and participate in customer events and segment shows.
  • Assists with the demonstration of products and discussion of applications.
  • Gains expertise in the area of sales consultation to ensure sales process development.
  • Verifies orders with customers including receiving information, discussing orders and credits with customers.
  • Observes management of accounts receivables.
  • Participates with CDS on business reviews, negotiating, understanding and use of market research.
  • Participates and contributes to region team efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills:

  • This position requires customer focus with comprehensive communication skills and the ability to express self verbally.
  • Must be a strategic thinker, inquisitive, innovative, and creative in order to build relationships, network, link resources and apply business practices.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and display integrity and honesty to participate and contribute to region team efforts.
  • Must be goal driven, have good organizational and administration skills in order to self manage and develop discipline and be flexible and coachable.
  • Must be able to meet and exceed sales performance goals and execute good time and territory management.
  • Must participate in Industry Organizations.
  • Must complete GFS' Phase Training Objective.

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. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. 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.

Niles, Illinois

Who We Are

For over 125 years, we’ve delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family-operated broadline food service distributor in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve.

Culture

The Gordon Food Service culture is truly a people-focused culture, forged through camaraderie, teamwork, and inclusion. Our business model is one of servant leadership. We best serve the customer by serving with great care those who serve our customers. We are what we say we are. Be part of it.

Why Apply?

Are you a Military Veteran or Spouse who is looking for a civilian career that provides opportunities for growth and career advancement?  Gordon Food Service is proud to hire veterans and active-duty service men and women. Leadership, strategy development and teamwork are the foundation for Gordon Food Service's success, and we want your military experience to help you succeed in your career. Apply with Gordon Food Service today to take that next step in your journey.

What Happens After I Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’, Gordon Food Sevice will receive a notification with your information.  In order to be considered for next steps, please make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once Gordon Food Service reviews your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

 

 

 

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