Responsible for sourcing and developing profitable new business that can be transitioned to a Territory Manager. Pursues highest potential Sales Leads for conversion into a US Foods customer in order to achieve annual sales and profit operating plans. Provides strategic support to Territory Managers by capturing and penetrating high potential growth opportunities and developing market share.
Develop a soundbusiness plan to capture and penetrate market share within the division’sfootprint, focusing on Division customers with sales potential >$0.5mannually. Responsible for producing new account revenue in line with currentorganization and individual targets and quotas (minimum of $2 million in firstyear, $4million annually in following years), or annual target agreed with DivisionPresident and VP Sales.
Utilizing KeyPerformance Indicators (KPIs), focus on (1) opening highest potential newaccounts, (1) sales dollars, and (3) gross profit dollars of all new accounts.
Responsible forsourcing, pursuing, securing and developinghighestpotential new businessthat can be transitioned to a Territory Manager(TM) in order to achieve annual salesand profit operating plans; maintaina pipeline of new, emerging high potential clients.
Research potential customer requirements,menu design, business size, current suppliers, etc.; analyze current trends within the market and remain informed of marketconditions,product innovations,competitors’ products, prices, and sales; share informationwith customers,along with new menu ideas and products, as part of value-added servicesprovided.
Work with Categoryand Segment Specialists to create order-guide/pricing for prospective accounts;develop and present compelling offering to prospective accounts.
Complete new customercredit application forms; work with Customer Solutions Coordinator, SalesCoordinator and TM to ensure an effective on-boarding process aswell as to facilitate a smooth handover of the newaccount to the TM and Sales Coordinator, including any AR responsibility whilein development.
Maintain fullunderstanding of company IT tools to identify high potential opportunities andupdate progress; utilize Company-approved data base for lead generation; communicatewith District Sales Managers on field intelligence and observations.
Selective involvement in the SOS process, only for accounts recentlyopened by NBM where they are at-risk of churn. Visit customers, understandconcerns and change offerings, pricing as required; maintain contact with newaccounts as required; conduct Customer Business Review (CBRs) with criticalcustomers upon request.
Maintain ongoingrelationships with key decision makers;leverageindustry contacts to “follow” decision makers as they move.
Attend sales meetings, food shows, and vendor, marketing and industryevents to network with prospective accounts.
Share skills andexperience with TMs in at 1 – 2 sales meetings/year i.e. how to on-board, do accountresearch, penetration, warming and closing techniques.
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High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelors Degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years sales experience required; Minimum of 3 years food service distribution industry experience preferred; Minimum 3 years experience opening accounts greater than $0.5m, preferred; exceptional sales and interpersonal skills and proven ability to warm, convert, and close high-potential new street accounts required. Overnight travel may be required to participate in trainings, meetings, or other company events.
+ Excellent communication and negotiation skills required, as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to successfully build relationships internally and externally, leveraging relations to achieve business goals.
+ Able to present in front of large groups of people utilizing creative presentation skills.
+ Highly motivated, results-driven and able to work autonomously; detail-oriented, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
**Primary Location:** Norwich-CT
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Business Development
**Job Level:** Individual Contributor
**Travel:** Yes, 75 % of the Time
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.