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We are currently seeking a sales representative for the Chicagoland market. Territory will include some city and some suburban coverage.
Sales Representative Position for CHICAGOLAND MARKET.
Forage & Foster Sales Representative is a full time position and is responsible for all assigned and earned foodservice and retail accounts. You will be responsible for achieving sales quota and providing sales, customer service and marketing support to our customers. Other important duties are developing relationships with retailers and chefs, providing excellent service, performing staff trainings, demo’s, and special events. This position requires you to work directly with your customers in the field, sampling products, educating, telling producer stories, and sampling some of the best products available in the market.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify prospective new accounts
Cold calling potential clients / Networking
Identify customer needs to be an effective partner
Increase sales within your assigned accounts
Selling, presenting, and building relationships with in person account visits.
Input orders on time and correctly
Communication between all internal departments
Tastings/ special events
Understanding our mission and how it relates to the industry
Desired Skills and Experience
Education: High School diploma, Bachelor degree is a plus.
Experience: 2+ years sales experience prefered
Skills and Experience:
Ability to function in a fast paced environment.
Strong Communication Skills
Excellent Customer Service
Familiarity with Google Docs and GMail
Self-motivated, detail oriented, upbeat attitude, drive to succeed
Strong time management
Shared values (F&F vision)
Willingness to go above and beyond - extra hours if needed
Excited and passionate about food
Commitment to bettering the food system
Ability to lift 40#
Must have your own vehicle