perience with a focus on foodservice distribution, acute care and/or hospitality. This is NOT a remote role and requires field time across the Chicago Metro Area including Peoria/Springfield areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promoting and selling products, services and solutions to potential customers through our GPO partner programs.
Produce new account revenue in line with current organization and individual targets and quotas for your particular Area.
Identify key targets in the Area and gain alignment with the RVP National Sales and Area VP, National Sales. Track and monitor pipeline and Business Development opportunities to successfully move customers though the sales cycle.
Identify and drive organizational alignment and resources to support value proposition and on-boarding of customers to include Finance, Operations, Merchandising and Logistics. Assist central on-boarding and Area team(s), as needed, to ensure successful transition of account to Account Executives and, as needed, Sales & Service Directors.
Attend training and embrace the sales process and selling techniques for the GPO programs, including documentation and reporting.
Be experts in the value propositions of all of our key GPO partners to help with the selling process and to ensure promises are within contractual boundaries.
Monitor and evaluate sales training programs, assess results and recommend enhancements as needed to ensure effectiveness of programs and delivery of revenue and profit objectives.
Assist RVP National Sales and Area VP, National Sales in development of sales objectives and strategies to ensure maximum profitability potential.
Frequent overnight travel required.
Internal: Direct contact with senior level staff and sales associates throughout the organization.
External: Executive level of potential customers.
Education/Training: Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent work experience required.
Related Experience: Minimum 7 years of success in selling new accounts or dramatically increasing penetration of existing accounts, preferably in foodservice industry. Must have prior demonstrated success in new business development sales through intermediaries. Overnight travel may be required to participate in trainings, meetings, or other company events.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to successfully build relationships internally and externally. Must have the ability to leverage relations to achieve business goals and work in a matrix environment. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills and strong follow through. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products is a plus. Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines. Ability to closely follow a consistent sales methodology, as well as a personal track record for closing sales.
Area or home office environment.
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