Associate Business Development Manager (Southeast)

Job Title: Associate Business Development Manager (Southeast)

LOCATION: Florida Area           

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with NAM Non-Commercial, South Zone Manager & Key Impact Sales (broker) to ensure timely sales execution against Non-Commercial operator objectives across the K-12, college/university & healthcare segment.
    • NOTE: this role also requires focus on other large operators (LLO’s) and multi-unit accounts within the assigned territory
  • Participate in strategic distributor events, as necessary, within SE territory (i.e. GFS shows/events)
  • Provide timely sales forecasting input for new/existing business shifts (up/down)
  • Partner with the Foodservice Marketing Team, as appropriate, on customer-specific initiatives
  • Document progress against major customer initiatives via monthly sales letter updates
  • Overnight travel, up to 60% or 3 nights/week average, within assigned territory (80% focus on Florida market, with some travel into other SE states, as necessary)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, but not required for this role. Minimum of 5+ years Foodservice experience in an outside sales role
  • Previous experience in a Foodservice manufacturer sales rep and/or broker selling role required
  • Strong knowledge of the Education Segment and K-12 industry regulations/dynamics is preferred
  • K-12 customer relationships within assigned territory is not required, but is a major plus
  • Understanding of all Non-Commercial segments (college/university, healthcare, business/industry, vending) is required; existing LLO operator/multi-unit relationships is also a major plus
  • Experience working with multiple broker teams and distributor sales reps
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal required
  • High-energy self-starter and team-first approach
  • Demonstrated success building operator relationships in a variety of Foodservice segments
  • Competent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), etc.

SALARY: DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE (EXEMPT)

How To Apply

Send Resume To:
Human Resources
501 South Alta Ave
P.O. Box 37
Dinuba, CA 93618
Fax to (559) 591-1593
E-mail resume as a word attachment to: jobs@ruizfoods.com

Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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