Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A
Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee,
Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then
you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!
Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest
baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA
(BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales
centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our
consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at
every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the
chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers
the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and
personal lives every day.
The Route Sales Professional represents BBU in the market,
selling and delivering fresh baked products to retail customers,
restaurants, and institutions through world class market
Key Job Responsibilities:
Analyze sales data to help drive brand growth with customers
through increased sales and the acquisition of new space and
Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to
initiate and maximize sales in retail to ensure client retention by
exceeding expectations with new and current customers.
Investigate, create and follow through on all growth
opportunities including soliciting new customers to grow market
share on strategic brands by selling and supporting incremental
displays and the generation of new leads to solicit new business
within the route territory.
Execution of world class merchandising to maximize sales and
shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new
Responsible for taking and maintaining proper inventory counts
and placing product orders using a hand held device as well as
servicing customers in accordance with customers' established
service frequency patterns.
Utilize the order management tools (order management program,
promotional and holiday planning information) while making
independent ordering decisions to ensure optimal orders are being
placed for each customer to ensure adequate and fresh products are
being sold and delivered.
Conduct daily route settlement procedures to account for all
products, invoices, and cash.
Drives company route truck safely; safely loads and unloads the
Correctly completed DOT logs and submits other documentation and
Other duties as assigned.
Ideal candidate will possess:
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent preferred.
3-5 years of related experience in DSD or direct sales (previous
experience in route sales is a plus).
Demonstrate passion to achieve results and work well with
Strong motivation to build customer relationships and achieve
Route Sales Professional and company goals.
Excellent customer service abilities required and account
management skills a plus.
Strong work ethic; able to work independently.
Ability to professionally communicate with external and internal
Excellent written and oral communication along with
interpersonal and organizational skills.
Computer skills and proficiency is required.
A valid driver's license is required and able to obtain and
retain a DOT Medical card.
Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds on a regular basis, as well as
routinely enter and exit a delivery vehicle.
Must be able to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for
extended periods as well as perform frequent reaching and use of
Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a
policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants
and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability,
gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,
marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other
classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects
of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion,
compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training
and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal
employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed
affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified
individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled
veterans and other protected veterans.