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  • Company:
    The Chefs Warehouse
  • Location:
    Hanover, MD 21076
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time
    Employee
  • Job Category:
    Sales/Retail/Business Development
  • Occupations:
    Field Sales
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    The Chefs Warehouse
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The Chefs' Warehouse is a specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs over 30 years ago. With locations in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Miami, The Chefs' Warehouse serves the finest restaurants, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores around the country. Its product portfolio includes over 11,500 items and consists of imported and domestic specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, oils and vinegars, hormone-free protein, truffles, caviar and chocolate.

Gourmet Food Sales Associate

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                                                 Gourmet Food Sales Associate                                                        

FLSA Status:                                           Exempt             

Reports To:                                            Sales Manager             

Background Checks:                           Criminal             

Drug Testing:                                         Yes             

Schedule:                                                Schedule is set base on business needs             

Salary Structure:                                 Base plus Commission commensurate with performance and expense allowance

Salary Range:                                        Competitive

Department:                                          Sales

 

 

Summary:  Sells products for distributor to restaurants and caterers, hotels and retail, establishments or individuals at place of business by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

·         Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from newspapers, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources.

·         Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers or by phone.

·         Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes salable features.

·         Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained.

·         Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's production and delivery schedules.

·         Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.

·         Works with inside sales representatives to keep account activities and literature up to date.

·         Tracks stock levels.

·         Enters new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database.

·         Develops and maintains relationships with purchasing contacts.

·         Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries.

·         Mentors with Senior to obtain institutional knowledge concerning products, processes and systems.


Job Requirements: 

·         1 - 5 years outside sales experience within the food industry (strongly desired, perishable foods preferred). 

·         High Energy and enthusiastic

·         Past experience working as a Chef highly desired!

·         College Degree desired

·         Must live in Metro Area



The Chefs’ Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

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