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 Part-time Sales Representative
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Retail,Sales
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Part-time
Posting Date: April 13, 2018
Job Location:
Hamilton, ON
Waterloo, ON
Milton, ON
Oakville, ON
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Job Description

PLANET FOODS PART-TIME SALES REPRESENTATIVE – SOUTH-WEST ONTARIO (Open and developing territory includes but is not limited to Milton, Oakville, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Guelph, Sarnia, Kitchener)

With a strong sense of values and on a mission to do business better, we have a long history of serving our clients, our communities and our planet. We bring our core values of transparency, integrity, balance and a holistic life approach to the benefit of each brand, retailer, distributor or consumer we work with.

Planet Foods was started in 1995 and operates across Canada. Our focus is in developing category leaders, through our true brand development approach, often well before the category trends hit market.

We work closely with clients to develop their brand to its full potential and support our retail clients with superior customer service and a distribution network that always provides consistent supply.

The brands and products we represent are natural, organic and support healthy and active lifestyles.

About the Opportunity

Planet Foods is looking for an enthusiastic Part-time (approx. 24 hours/week) Sales Representative based within the territory.

This position is responsible to develop the natural foods and conventional retail sales market for Planet Foods portfolio of products in order to achieve and exceed maximum sales targets profitably. In addition you will grow our account penetration for existing and new product lines within their market segment. You will reach your business targets through the effective management and physical visits to your customer sites within your designated territory.

Responsibilities

  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current customers and prospective customers to generate new business, grow existing accounts and obtain advantageous shelf placement.
  • Represents the company product lines from a sound product knowledge base inclusive of nutritional data, product attributes and competitor analysis.
  • New business sourcing – continually seek out new prospective customers to drive incremental Planet Foods business. Develops clear and effective written proposals for current and prospective customers. Analyzes the territory/market’s potential.
  • Resolution of customer queries.
  • Understands and pro-actively manages your retail customer visitation schedule, optimizes turns of products and ensures shelves are always stocked.
  • Merchandizing – Proactively manage merchandizing for customers by facing up shelves, building displays, showing products to the best advantage and keep stock clean and rotated at all times.
  • Client Relationship Management - understand clients businesses, their peaks, their challenges, promotions, calendars, product demo’s, customer appreciation days, events etc.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Strong experience in all aspects of the retail grocery industry within Consumer Packaged Goods.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Computers (MS Office, MS Excel)

Working Conditions

  • Field Sales, Home Office
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

As our ideal candidate, you will have 3+ years of previous CPG sales experience in the retail marketplace and be organized and analytical. To be successful in this role you will show leadership, initiative and drive. You will demonstrate entrepreneurial flare and will have creativity and self-motivation. You must be able to work independently and must have the capacity to multitask. Furthermore, you must be able to bring projects to full completion without close supervision


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