Sales Trainee, Local Sales - Kansas City, MO
Company: US Foods
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 13, 2021
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The Local Sales Trainee will enter a six month to one year training
program to learn the foodservice industry and develop the
proficiencies to move into a Territory Manager role. Selected
candidates will be provided with training in the areas of Sales,
Finance, Pricing, Credit, Marketing, Operations and Transportation.
In addition to the formal training program, the Sales Trainee will
also work closely with high-performing Territory Mangers to learn
and develop sales best practices. We believe the in-depth training
and hands-on experience provides the perfect foundation to become a
successful Territory Manager and a future sales leader.• Primary
owner of customer relationship
• Selling, and engaging customers in value added activities.
• Leveraging other resources to assist with top penetration
opportunities and new accounts opening
A Territory Manager Unassigned Trainee (TMUT) will enter a training
program to learn the foodservice industry and develop proficiencies
into the role of Territory Manager within our organization.
Selected candidates will be provided with training in the areas of
Sales, Finance, Pricing, Credit, Operations and Transportation. We
believe this in-depth training provides the perfect foundation to
become a successful Territory Manager and build a career as a
future sales leader.
USF has a comprehensive training program for the Territory Manager
position. The trainee will be classified as Territory Manager
Unassigned Trainee. The associate will then move over to assigned
Territory Manager title (E7172) when a route becomes available.
Essential Duties as a Sales Trainee
Complete a six month to one year training program to learn
essentials of the business such as Sales, Finance, Pricing, Credit,
Marketing, Operations and Transportation.
Work effectively with seasoned Territory Managers who serve as
mentors in educating and developing the trainee
Provide route coverage for Territory Managers on vacation or
Build sales competencies – including communication,
presentation, negotiation, and relationship building skills
Participate in division activities (e.g., sales meetings, food
shows, promotion programs) to promote sales, increase product
knowledge, and maintain good customer relations.
Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets
and reports, maintaining sales records, preparing price quotes and
menu suggestions, and filing reports.
Internal: Sales Coordinators, Customer Solution
Coordinators, New Business Managers, Business Development, (DSM’s,
TM’s, ROC’s FSM, Fresh Spec) Culinary Staff and other
- Suppliers, Vendors, Brokers, Carriers, Customers
High School diploma, Culinary School, Bachelor’s degree in
Business/Marketing or equivalent required
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as
customer service and presentation abilities. Should also have
demonstrated problem solving ability and negotiation skills.
Must have proficient computer skills; will need to be familiar with
Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint).
Frequently outside the office environment working in the field
in variable weather and temperature conditions. Some
repetitive motion in operating laptop computer. Required to
operate motor vehicle and frequently transition from the vehicle.
May frequently lift/carry up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift/carry
up to 75 lbs.
Candidates who have received a DUI conviction for drug or
alcohol within the last three years will not be considered as
Ability to relocate in the region/US at the conclusion of the
Must possess a valid U.S. Driver's License. Motor vehicle record
must be in good standing.
Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected
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