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Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. Route Sales Professional Taylor / Hazel Park in Detroit, Michigan

divdivdivdivdiv/divdiv/divdiv/divdiv/divdiv/div/divdivdivdivspan class="bold"Job Description/span Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.The Route Sales Professional represents BBU in the market, selling and delivering fresh baked products to retail customers, restaurants, and institutions through world class market execution.uKey Job Responsibilities:/uAnalyze sales data to help drive brand growth with customers through increased sales and the acquisition of new space and displays.Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to initiate and maximize sales in retail to ensure client retention by exceeding expectations with new and current customers.Investigate, create and follow through on all growth opportunities including soliciting new customers to grow market share on strategic brands by selling and supporting incremental displays and the generation of new leads to solicit new business within the route territory.Execution of world class merchandising to maximize sales and shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new customers.Responsible for taking and maintaining proper inventory counts and placing product orders using a hand held device as well as servicing customers in accordance with customers' established service frequency patterns.Utilize the order management tools (order management program, promotional and holiday planning information) while making independent ordering decisions to ensure optimal orders are being placed for each customer to ensure adequate and fresh products are being sold and delivered.Conduct daily route settlement procedures to account for all products, invoices, and cash.Drives company route truck safely; safely loads and unloads the truck.Correctly completed DOT logs and submits other documentation and paperwork.Other duties as assigned./div/divdivdivspan class="bold"Job Requirements/spanuIdeal candidate will possess:/uHigh School Diploma or GED Equivalent preferred.3-5 years of related experience in DSD or direct sales (previous experience in route sales is a plus).Demonstrate passion to achieve results and work well with others.Strong motivation to build customer relationships and achieve Route Sales Professional and company goals.Excellent customer service abilities required and account management skills a plus.Strong work ethic; able to work independently.Ability to professionally communicate with external and internal customers.Excellent written and oral communication along with interpersonal and organizational skills.Computer skills and proficiency is required.A valid driver's license