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. Duties and 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. Education Required: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality, or Culinary Arts preferred Experience Required: 6 months of sales, and/or chef/restaurant management experience Experience Preferred: 1 year of outside foodservice sales experience preferred Licensees/Certification Required: 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 Skills and Abilities: Basic PC skills and proficiency with MS Outlook. Ability to read, write, speak English. Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to 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. OVERVIEW: Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations. We offer our colleagues 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.