About the Role
We have an immediate opening for an entry-level Sales Associate. This is an excellent opportunity to break into the billion-dollar food industry. We are the largest producer of decorated cookies in North America; our cookies are for sale in major retailers across the United States. As a sales associate, you will quickly learn the ins and outs of working with large, national retailers such as Wegmans, Walmart, Circle K, and 7-Eleven. You are responsible for maintaining all active accounts and assisting in obtaining new business.
Must have excellent communication skills
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills
Must be extremely proficient in software packages (Microsoft excel (can perform complex functions) and PowerPoint) and a quick learner when it comes to new software.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
*Compensation based on experience
Physical & Mental Requirements
Manages and cultivates current wholesale accounts to increase sales and offer new products
Uses contacts, leads, and networking to develop new customer accounts
Manages broker groups and provides them with the support and direction they need to successfully sell our products
Works with graphics department to develop sales presentations, sell sheets, etc.
Attends national trade shows and participates in the setup and tear down of our booth
Manages all sales/customer dataSets up templates for all new customer paperwork based on vendor compliance manuals to include inner/master pack labels, packing slips, labels, etc. Import files for multiple direct shipments, invoicing etc.
Keeps current on both industry trends and new product offerings
Serves as the liaison between customers and our product and operations managers.
Coordinates activation for a network of broker groups; Sets up new groups, answers questions, and provides sample sales kits to broker groups to extend the company's sales function.
Normal office working environment
A break room is available with a kitchen area and vending machines
Locked employee-only entrance
Spacious office area
Moderate noise level when out on the production floor