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Food Service Business Development Midwest

Location: , MI, United States
Date Posted: Mar 22, 2024

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Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrĂ©es in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career! 
 
Summary:  The Food Service Salesperson will be responsible for promoting and selling the company's food products to all food service establishments in the Mid-West. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, with a proven track record of sales success, and experience in the food industry. The person will be heavily operator sales focused and closely engaged directly with our customers. 
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities with food service establishments in the Mid-West
  • Maintain and build relationships with existing customers.
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations to potential clients.
  • Negotiate contracts and pricing with customers.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop sales and promotion strategies.
  • Attend industry trade shows and events to promote the company's products.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activities and report regularly to the sales manager.
  • Manage and educate brokers on how to sell Blount products.
  • Maintain and build relationships with distributors.
 
Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of 3 years of sales experience in the food industry.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (preferred).
  • Live in Illinois (in & around Chicago preferred) or Michigan.
 
Our Total Compensation Package Includes:  
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • 401k with Company match.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays.
  • Education Assistance Program.
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability.
  • Discounts on Blount products at Company retail location.
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus Program
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