United Natural Foods, Inc.
The Corporate Sales Representative is the direct day-to-day point of contact between Haddon House Food Products and its retail customers. He/she is accountable to perform all service, marketing and merchandising activities in his/her assigned sales territory.
This is a full time position servicing grocery stores in the Charleston, SC area.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Provide high quality service to the assigned sales territory as required to meet specific store needs and expectations. This includes writing orders, routine display/shelf presentation, and timely processing of returns and damaged product for credit.
Effectively control all credits and process them in a timely manner, write orders which maintain necessary inventory levels with a minimum of out of stocks and where appropriate, merchandise/stock our products in a neat and organized fashion that meets customer and company expectations.
Merchandise and stock our products in a neat and organized fashion that meets customer and company expectations.
Perform minor product resets and display installations to meet store needs and expectations.
Identify, present, and sell to store management, opportunities to increase store sales through substitution of slow-moving items with alternative products.
Identify, recommend, and perform product demonstrations as appropriate.
Present all marketing programs, and promotional period books to store management, and be adept at designing and building creative off shelf displays.
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.
Operate a profitable sales territory by managing credits, open invoices, refused orders, etc.
Follow established Haddon House Food Products policies and procedures to accomplish the above accountabilities.
Other Important Responsibilities:
Timely Corrective Action response and resolution to relevant project situations.
Handle related email correspondence and fill in on follow-ups when other personnel are absent (as needed).
Answer all emails within 2 hours of receipt.
Answer all voicemails within 2 hours of receipt.
Engage and support companywide Safety Program.
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent related training and experience
Prior customer service experience in retail setting
System Implementation preferred
Proven communication skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Ability to get in and out of car multiple times per day and able to spend up to 30% of the day in the car traveling 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.
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
United Natural Foods, Inc.
Website : https://www.unfi.com
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.