620 W. Republic Road, Springfield, MO  65807

Outside Sales Representative

Springfield, MO

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.


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


  • 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


  • 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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