Area Sales Manager

Job Attributes

101719BR
Sales
Full Time
Palatine, Illinois
Performance Chicago (0785)
Based on experience
June 06, 2024

Company Description

Performance Foodservice, PFG's broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.
Job Description
Performance Foodservice, PFG's broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.
*Job Description
The Area Manager is responsible for the development of independent restaurant and other related foodservice account business, with emphasis on overall profitability through both new sales and account penetration. The Area Manager may also support customer service activities for regional and / or national chain customers, thereby increasing visibility of the company in the marketplace and maximizing market share.
Generates additional business through analyzing sales territory and individual customers; samples products with existing and potential customers; plans general sales strategy including time and territory management; plans sales approach with individual customers; and conducts effective sales presentations.
Grows sales and profit margins on an ongoing basis to meet established sales and margin goals.
Sets up new customer accounts by determining pricing; works with Credit Department for initial authorization; other center personnel for scheduling order-taking, deliveries, etc.
Performs initial follow-up work with customer ensuring delivery and product satisfaction.
Becomes proficient and utilizes required PFS proprietary CRM and Business Analytics tools.
Ensures customer satisfaction by providing an exemplary level of service by working closely with other center personnel to coordinate efforts to prevent and resolve customer problems. May be personally responsible for making deliveries in emergency situations.
Builds additional business with current customers through product penetration in order to maximize profitability of individual accounts.
Minimizes accounts receivable problems by monitoring accounts for compliance with credit terms and follows up on any problems.
Maintains awareness of pricing trends within sales territory, particularly on market driven / commodity products, to ensure competitive pricing.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
*Required Experience and Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
2+ years foodservice sales related work experience or 4+ years B2B Sales experience with proven track record of success.
Clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
Basic computer skills including MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
Candidate must live in or within a 20 mile radius of the sales territory; No relocation.
Preferred Qualifications
Post high school education, i.e. culinary training, AS/BS degree in business management, culinary arts or related field
1-2 years foodservice sales related work experience
Foodservice distribution industry experience
Outside sales experience
Sales systems experience i.e. online order entry, sales metrics dashboard, web-based customer tools/systems
Culinary, procurement, vendor/supplier and/or beverage sales related experience in foodservice industry
EEO Statement
Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.