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! The Route Sales Professional Extra represents Bimbo Bakeries USAand its brands in the market, merchandising, selling, and delivering freshbaked products to retail customers, restaurants, and institutions. Throughworld class market execution, the Route Sales Professional’s primary focus isto maximize sales to customers through strong customer relationships, good businesspractices that drive profitable sales growth, and provide sales-related servicethat exceeds the customer’s expectations. Top Reasons to Work atBimbo Bakeries USA: - Great starting pay! - Excellent benefits package! - Growing organization & increased demand for products! Key Job Responsibilities: • Lives and promotes the company’s safety beliefs and principles,ensuring safe work practices are being followed by all and working to eliminateunsafe conditions to drive the achievement of the safety goal of zeroincidents. • Lives and promotes the Beliefs of the Company, including respectfor people, continuous improvement, exceeding customer and consumerexpectations as well as working to meet the company’s strategic and financialgoals. • Services customers in accordance with established servicefrequency patterns. Establishes and maintains positive customer relationshipswith primary contact for each account • In accordance with Direct Store Delivery Excellence (DSDE)playbook, executes world-class merchandising, stocking, and proper ongoingrotation of product on store shelves and displays, ensuring best quality andfreshness of products and ensuring store sales targets are achieved • Utilizes Bimbo Bakeries’ order management program, promotional andholiday planning information to make independent ordering decisions and ensureoptimal orders are being placed using a handheld device. • Drives sales through the acquisition of new display space,incremental displays and through using sales data to establish otherstore-level plans that will grow profitable sales • Introduces new products and services to maximize sales and shelfspace within existing accounts and when soliciting new customers • Follows up on new account opportunities and builds effectivecustomer relationships by properly setting and exceeding expectations,including ensuring displays and shelves are set in accordance with agreed uponguidelines and ensuring promotions are seamlessly executed • Conducts daily route settlement procedures to account for allproducts, invoices, and cash • Takes and maintains proper inventory counts • Drives company route truck safely; safely loads and unloads thetruck • Correctly completes DOT (US Department of Transportation) logsdaily and submits other documentation, paperwork, and deposits on time • Other duties as assigned • The foregoing list of duties is intended to generally illustratethe types of duties a Route Sales Professional may perform. The actual dutiesperformed by each Route Sales Professional, and the amount of time spent oneach duty, varies from day to day and from route to route. Duties and the timedevoted depend on, among other things, the Route Sales Professional’scustomers, experience, and skills. Key Behavioral Competencies: • Strong sales aptitude and willing tocontinuously learn and develop new skills • Customer and consumer-focusedmindset with ability to build beneficial, win/win partnerships • Action-oriented • Drives results • Ability to adapt and open to change • Ability to work independently,analyze situations accurately, make decisions independently, and take effectiveaction • Organized and able to manage workeffectively • Excellent customer service • Ability to handle multiple taskssimultaneously • Perform all tasks with a strong safetymindset; alert to potential safety issues and ability to create safe conditions Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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. Educationand Work History: • High School Diploma or GED equivalentpreferred. Ideal candidate will possess: • 1-3 years of related experience in DSD (DirectSales Distribution) • A combination of training and experience thatresults in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted • Demonstrated passion to achieve results and work well with others • Strong motivation to build customerrelationships and achieve Route Sales Professional and company goals • Account management skills are a plus Position Requirements: • Must be 21 years of age or older • A valid driver’s license is required • Must be able to obtain and retain a commercial driver’s license • Must be able to obtain and retain a DOT medical card • Computer skills and proficiency are required • Abilityto communicate effectively with customers and internal partners • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills • Must be able to work in all weather conditions • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds on a regular basis, as well asroutinely 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 anduse of fingers Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet : - All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy - Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency - We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities - Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill - Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid - Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle. The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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. Recommended Skills Account Management Adaptability Business Process Improvement Commercial Driver's License (Cdl) Communication Customer Relationship Management
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