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Route Salesperson - Direct Store Delivery Job in Cleveland, Ohio US
Company Overview
The John Morrell Food Group consists of national and regional brands that help drive profitable growth in several key categories. With over 180 years of experience and brands that define the meat industry, our 8,500 employees bring their expertise to the following categories:

Retail, Deli, Foodservice, Direct Store Delivery, C-store, Club Store, Military and Co-manufacturing Outlets

Our Values

It isn't enough to have great brands and great products, the key to our success is our people. We strive to meet customers' needs and identify future trends; and with almost 200 years of experience, we remain focused on exceptional customer service, responsible practices, and industry-defining innovation and quality. We are proud to have a highly motivated organization that will carry this tradition forward for years to come.
Position Information
  • Company:
    John Morrell Food Group
  • Location:
    Cleveland, OH
  • Salary:
    competitive pay and benefits
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time
    Employee
  • Job Category:
    Logistics/Transportation
  • Occupation:
    Shipping and Receiving/Warehousing
  • Work Experience:
    1+ to 2 Years
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Industries:
    Transport and Storage - Materials
    Food and Beverage Production
    Other/Not Classified
  • Education Level:
    High School or equivalent
  • Reference Code:
    107BR
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Route Salesperson - Direct Store Delivery
With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The John Morrell Food Group offers several national and regional brands including Armour®, Eckrich®, John Morrell®, Curly's®, Patrick Cudahy®, Kretschmar ®, Krakus ®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Margherita®, and LunchMakers®.

Armour-Eckrich Meats, a member of the John Morrell Food Group, has a relief salesperson position available in Cleveland, OH.

The Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Route Salesperson sells food products such as processed meats, cheeses, poultry, and meats to retail food stores, wholesale grocers, restaurants, hotels or institutions by performing the follow duties:

Responsibilities:
  • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from local management, newspapers, business directories and other sources
  • Travels through assigned territory in Company route truck to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit and deliver orders - route may require overnight travel
  • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples and emphasizes salable features
  • Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales invoices for orders obtained and collects cash or checks for prior sales
  • Delivers products to customer, stocks retail cases and rotates inventory in customers coolers as required
  • Prepares end of day reports of business transactions, places future orders for sales, prepare deposit slips for cash and checks collected, review days sales and informs local management on any unresolved issues or opportunities
  • Maintains daily Department of Transportation reports i.e. Daily Trip Report and Time Logs and provides to local management as required
  • Maintains daily truck inventory and does weekly physical inventory and reports any variations to local management

Required Skills:
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and volume
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hand to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Required Experience:

Minimum:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A valid Driver's License with a good driving record is required, a CDL-B Drivers License maybe required
  • Federal Regulations require driver to be 21 years of age

 

Preferred:

  • 2 year college degree or college coursework
  • 1-2 years previous sales experience and/or grocery experience preferred
Why do I want to work at JMFG?

At John Morrell Food Group we are always looking for talented associates. We are committed to recruit, retain and promote employees with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek individuals with outstanding characteristics of leadership and a bias toward action. The successful applicant should desire a broad base exposure to all aspects within the business enterprise while taking pride in ownership of results within a cross functional team.
If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

The John Morrell Food Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer and participates in the E-Verify Program.
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