Marketing Associate

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Job Description: 

This is an outside sales position responsible for promoting the company's products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. The main focus is to help FreshPoint customers succeed while achieving sales and profit goals established by the company.

May often require working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs, Travel Percentage: 50%.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory.
  • Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company account stratification goals.
  • Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs.
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.
  • Be informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services provided.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, and product uses.
  • Provide product information and practical training to customer personnel.
  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts, conventions, company meetings, etc.
  • Communicate and collect accounts receivable as necessary, working with the credit department and client; collect all balances due based on approved credit terms.
  • Participate in company functions, promotions, customer visits, and customer events.
  • Attend and participate in sales meetings.
  • Review and analyze daily and weekly sales reports for sales penetration opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.
  • Assist with the training of new employees as requested.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts.
  • 1 year of outside foodservice sales experience.
  • Restaurant management / chef experience.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or 5 YRS Foodservice sales experience.
  • 1-2 years of sales, and/or chef/restaurant management experience, and/or related (Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts) degree.
  • Basic pc skills, proficiency in excel, experience with Salesforce and  MS Outlook.
  • Reside or willing to relocate to the geographical vicinity of territory.
  • Valid driver's license with a "clean" driving record (including: no single DUI in the last 3 years and no multiple DUIs within the last 7 years).
  • Current automobile insurance with the following limits of liability: Bodily injury - $100,000 each person and $300,000 each accident; property damage - $100,000 is required.
  • Must pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check).
  • Ability to read, write, speak English.

•Building Trust.
•Building Customer Loyalty.
•Sales Ability / Persuasiveness.
•Managing Work.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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