15 days ago
Summary: The Field Sales Representative (Merchandiser) drives DPI sales at customer sites within an assigned territory and route through placement of product and effective display of merchandise. The Field Sales Representative must be available for intra- and interstate travel depending on geographic location, with overnight travel as needed. The Field Sales Representative must project a positive image to DPI customers and while adhering to DPI policies and procedures. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with coworkers, customer’s employees and vendors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The employee must be proficient in written and spoken English and possess basic math skills. The employee must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point) is required. The minimum required level of experience is one year in DPI operations or a related sales field (with perishable experience necessary for certain areas). The employee must have a valid driver’s license, maintain a driving record that meets DPI’s standards and insurance eligibility requirements for excess liability. The employee must have reliable transportation, and if using a personal vehicle must maintain automobile liability coverage adequate to meet the financial responsibility laws of the state(s) in which the employee operates.
Work Environment: The work environment is indoors. The employee may be exposed to variable temperatures from the three different product climates (dry, cold, freezer). The employee is also exposed to temperature variation during travel throughout assigned geographical territory. The floors are concrete in the staging area; vinyl floor covering is typical when working the aisles at a customer site.
Work Hours: The work schedule is 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. Start times vary. Work hours and shifts are subject to change depending on operating business conditions and needs. The employee may be required to work overtime, holidays or weekends.
Physical and Mental Demands: Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, to move objects and product. This position requires driving to and from DPI customers stores, sometimes long distances apart. This job also requires frequent standing and walking. The employee must know and follow proper safety protocols, DPI grooming, hygiene and dress code requirements. The employee must have good time management skills in order to assist with multiple customer accounts in a timely fashion, know the assigned customer requirements, DPI and customer policies and procedures. The employee must also understand, retain, and apply product knowledge to drive DPI sales. Application of basic mathematic functions and writing skills are needed to create orders, reconcile deliveries, and maintain inventory.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Who We Are
DPI Specialty Foods is a sales, marketing and logistics provider with a range of over 40,000 sku’s in all temperature ranges. DPI provides sales and services to national retailers, regional retailers, independent operators and foodservice providers through 8 distribution centers strategically located across the United States.
At DPI, we have a passion for good food – the kind that becomes a delectable success for manufacturer and retailer alike. From modest beginnings decades ago, DPI has built on this passion to become a leading value added specialty food distributor. Today DPI supplies over 40,000 SKUs comprised of perishable and non-perishable food items from five continents. The team at DPI brings unique market niche and retail experience to create exciting programs, tailored for each retailer’s individual needs. These programs have a proven track record of delivering sales growth.
DPI is dedicated to driving sustainable long term growth for our customers. This is achieved through a unique combination of a broad range of specialty foods combined with a highly focused service model. DPI continues to build an incredible network of national and international vendors who invest with DPI to ensure that its consumers enjoy the benefit of exciting marketing programs. DPI’s national network of distribution centers ensures an effectively managed supply chain and maximizes speed to market.
2,000 to 2,499 employees
Military Leave, Professional Development, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, Long Term Disability, Free Food and Coffee, Vacation/paid time off, Merchandise Discounts, Life Insurance, Employee Events, Paid sick days, Mobile Phone Discount, Prescription Drug Coverage, Employee Referral Program, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K