620 W. Republic Road, Springfield, MO  65807

Outside Sales Representative

Springfield, MO
Full-time


Aviary Bakery is seeking a sales representative to work directly on behalf of the bakery to increase sales growth throughout a four-state region. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that is committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial outlook and be eager to seek out and bring in new customers. They will function as a direct sales agent for the company and will be expected to perform various sales related activities including but not limited to:

  • Work with distributor sales reps to serve new and existing customers for bakery products
  • Develop and work new leads
  • Build strong business relationships with independent wholesale distributors and retailers
  • Identify and pursue sales opportunities
  • Present sales opportunities and results to wholesale distributor
  • Act as liaison on behalf of Aviary Bakery to both the wholesalers and retailers
  • Encourage existing wholesalers to grow sales through the addition of new product lines
  • Offer and provide product knowledge training to distributor sales team
  • Deliver timely and accurate business information to distributor
  • Communicate and demonstrate best business practices to independent distributor
  • Comply with established practices and procedures for conducting business
  • Regularly maintain effective communication with supervision
  • Complete reports and assignments on time
  • Appropriately represent Aviary Bakery within the marketplace
  • Actively meeting with and calling upon existing and new customers to give sales presentations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior time management and project prioritization abilities are essential. Must be able to make practical decisions with minimal direction to achieve goals.
  • Self-starter who can seek out new opportunities independently
  • Demonstrated excellence at achieving goals and executing company and/or sales strategy.
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivation skills
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands
  • Experience building strong business relationships
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and self motivation and a high level of independence required
  • Goal oriented with experience setting and achieving challenging goals
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others including one-on-one discussions and speaking before groups of customers or coworkers
  • Experience providing customer service in a variety of situations
  • Experience analyzing business information, drawing conclusions from data, and preparing and making sales presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, make decisions and seek out appropriate assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan each day to maximize time accomplishing measurable results.
  • Experience working as part of a team and assisting others
  • Solid MS Office skills using Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; proficient with mobile technology applications
  • Ability to travel within designated region (10% – no overnight travel required)
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Able to frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and commitment

BENEFITS:

  • Cell phone allowance
  • Business expense / mileage reimbursement
  • 401(k) after 1 year
  • Health insurance, including prescription drug plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision care plan
  • Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, sick time, personal time, etc.)
  • Direct deposit payroll

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